I live in a heavily wooded area, which is great for the most part. I love the forest, and it is great having it as my backyard (practically; we have a ton of trees and bushes out back). But it has its downsides, and one of them is poison ivy. I have never been good at recognizing it, even in my own backyard. And for that reason, gardening over the summer or going on hikes in the park close by can be a bit of a hazard for my skin. I am seriously the queen of poison ivy rashes!
I have found some methods that help relieve the itching, like using witch hazel (read more here). But as of yet, I hadn’t found anything to prevent the rash outright after exposure.
I was just looking up camping hacks (like those you’ll find here), and I found a video which may just mean my poison ivy woes are at an end.
This video is very straightforward; it isn’t huge on the entertainment factor, but I actually find that reassuring sometimes. It is obvious this guy put this video together for no other reason than to be genuinely helpful.
His method for getting rid of poison ivy? It’s surprisingly simple. Use any soap you want—Dawn works best, as he demonstrates—and then make sure you use a washcloth and apply some serious friction to your skin after exposure. This gets rid of the nasty oil which causes the reaction in your skin.
I still haven’t had a chance to test this out (hopefully I won’t actually have to this year), but I’m bound to run into a poison ivy bush sooner or later. When I do, I will let you all know how it goes. If you use this method, be sure to comment and let us know how it works!
I used to put a Dab of clorox on iit and it would go away as fast as it appeared
That's what I did. And it worked. It dried up fast.
As a gardener for over 30 years, I've always carried a bottle of Lestoil and a washcloth in my truck for poison ivy emergencies. If you kow that you've been in poison ivy, get to a source of water and scrub your sk7n good with Lestoil straight out of the bottle and rinse well. Lextoil is an industrial-strength, petroleum-based cleaner and is wonderful for cutting through oil.
But it only works if you know that you've been exposed to poison ivy, so learn to recognize it before you go wandering in overgrown places.
Leztoil also works very well to quickly dry up any rash if you do get one. Cuts the healing time in half and lessens the itch , so you don't make the rash worse by scratching.
It also works very well to get rid of other body pests, such as chiggers and head and body lice.
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Is it too late once the spot has started to itch? I never see poison Ivy, but my cat, I think, brings it in on his coat. I can wipe him down with a wet wipe, bot I can’t really scrub his fur.