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Question DetailsAsked on 8/1/2011

Are there any home remedies to get rid of poison ivy rashes?

We have poison ivy in our yard and i have a small patch of a rash. Any way to get rid of it without going to the doctor?

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I've heard the best home remedy is to wash the area with hot water and dish detergent (like Dawn) and follow that up with a liberal application of acne cream--which dries up the area. Repeat a couple times a day and keep the area covered when you sleep.

Answered 9 years ago by Cas


Hey....I always used to use calomine lotion. It makes you look very "pink", but it relieves the itching. Then its just a matter of time.

Answered 9 years ago by john2


Remember A, B, C

(A) Alcohol - Wipe exposed area with Rubbing Alcohol.

(B) Bath - Shower with warm water and soap.

(C) Cover - Cover the exposed area.

Answered 9 years ago by dtrietsch


Aveeno bath

Answered 9 years ago by Jamie Almond


Corn starch and benadrle

Answered 9 years ago by Linda


You might try emu oil (you can find it at health food stores) in a small bottle. Just a tiny amount should take the inflammation out of the area and also help the itch and pain. You can also find it on the internet for future use.


Answered 9 years ago by JC_LMT


fels napa soap. it costs only about 99 cents and you can find it in the laundry soap detergent aisle

Answered 9 years ago by limurwood

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