Posion Oak, Help!!

  • Pyre85

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    Jun 21, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    I went for a picnic on a lake and no I have the bastard little blisters popping up, Prides only a week away, and given my history of really intense reactions to the stuff, I'm not sure it'll clear in time.
    Does anyone know any god ways to rapidly ditch this stuff?
    Google is only so much help, what one site swears works, another site dismisses as worthless.
    So I was hoping some other veterans of this pox can give me some pointers?
  • ZDaniel

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    Jun 22, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    Dish soap (like Dawn or w/e) works for poison ivy, especially if you shower with it the same day you touch the plant. It pulls the oil which causes the reaction out of your skin. It probably does the same for Poison Oak.
  • Pyre85

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    Jun 22, 2013 12:29 PM GMT
    Yeah it wasn't until the second day after exposure that I started breaking out, so preventative measures are out.
    I just have to survive til monday and hope I can get a steroid treatment, knocks this shit on its ass, which needs to happen asap. I can't even sleep its so bad D:
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    Jun 22, 2013 12:56 PM GMT
    It'll weep (blisters pus out) for a couple of days. Wash it with warm water and soap; (For $8 at Walgreens you can get the Burt Bees Poison Ivy Soap). several times a day & then pat dry. Usually be day 5 you'll start to clear up.
  • LJay

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    Jun 22, 2013 1:07 PM GMT
    You can take generic Benedryl to help with the itching and bathe it is a solution of warm to hot water and epsom salts to help dry it out and then apply Caladryl lotion.
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    Jun 22, 2013 2:29 PM GMT
    For future reference when out in the woods, use something after to prevent Poison Ivy/ oak/ Sumac from causing a reaction. When I was a kid and out in the woods for 16hrs a day making forts etc( usual kid stuff); I had poison ivy once and then someone told my parents to just have me use the below soap( cheap as heck) after. Imagine my surprise when I never had poison ivy again. The answers above are great ideas to " solve" the prob now that your past the prevention stage.

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    Jun 22, 2013 2:31 PM GMT
    LJay saidYou can take generic Benedryl to help with the itching and bathe it is a solution of warm to hot water and epsom salts to help dry it out and then apply Caladryl lotion.


    +1 Caladryl and over the counter cortisone is the only solution at this stage.
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    Jun 22, 2013 2:32 PM GMT
    Instead of just using the creme, use the oral Benadryl pills for a week.
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    Jun 22, 2013 2:56 PM GMT
    Unintended said
    Myol saidInstead of just using the creme, use the oral Benadryl pills for a week.


    If he wants to be a zombie for a week. In addition, there is growing concern regarding anticholinergics and permanent cognitive impairment.


    It's just a week. And his goal is to be ready in a week. The cream alone won't do it. But yeah, he will be a zombie, but he'll have great naps lol.
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    Jun 22, 2013 3:43 PM GMT
    Get yourself to your doc or an acute care facility (DO NOT use an ER for poison oak) and ask for a cortizone or SoluMedrol shot with an Rx cream.
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    Jun 22, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    Dont Dont Dont touch your cock or sack bro!icon_smile.gif Ry I think there are prescription drugs that can help.Google.
  • mickeyrj

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    Jun 22, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
    Very allergic to the stuff here. Found that without some kind of prescription, it just has to run its course. The oils from the plant are what spread it (not the seeping from the blisters). Scrubbing after exposure to get rid of the oils is best prevention--best stuff I've found to use is Oak-n-Ivy brand Tecnu skin cleanser. After the rash occurs, Oak-n-Ivy CalaGel Medicated Anti-Itch Gel, along with some type of anti-inflammatory. Good luck.