Bumpy All Over  

rm_PurryKitty2 48M/49F
12865 posts
6/29/2006 8:12 am

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6/30/2006 5:07 pm

Bumpy All Over


I am coated in poison ivy from head to toe!!!!

Sail and I did some landscaping the other day and as soon as I saw it, I was like "Uh oh" and told Sail I would be peppered in it. Well I was right!!!

It is even on my face and I look so hideous.

Anyone have any good remedies?


Purry {=}


rm_smosmof2 67M
3240 posts
6/29/2006 8:42 am

You're gonna need an ocean
of Calomine Lotion....

The Coasters (I think) from the late '50s

rm_PeanutJackie 35F
1286 posts
6/29/2006 9:09 am

Eek! So sorry to read this! I wish I had a remedy for you. You might want to get a prescription from a Dr maybe?

"I am beautiful no matter what you say, words can't bring me down. So don't you bring me down today."


6/29/2006 9:46 am

You need to get a shot from your Doc ASAP if it is on your face. It will ease your discomfort too! {=} TC

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

VATraveler1948 68M

6/29/2006 10:03 am

Damn, that's the pits. The doctor's visit should be a priority, it will help dry the rash up.

rm_mmmgoodnova 105M/105F
1259 posts
6/29/2006 10:44 am

"Landscaping." Hmmmm...what the hell were you doing? Rolling around in it? Ohhh...you were with Sail. Never mind, question answered.

Sorry about the bumps, calamine lotion is the only thing I've heard but maybe there's something more 21st century out there...good luck and heal fast!

fred45654 53M
29 posts
6/29/2006 11:35 am

I hear that a lrge dose of Vitamin-E help to get rid of it

rm_tfarcbew5 51M/52F
16 posts
6/29/2006 11:39 am

Awe...you poor thing!

MorganLeFaye1978 38F
110 posts
6/29/2006 1:23 pm

Calamine lotion and or a shot from your doctor. And whatever you do Don't SCRATCH! I am so sorry. Heal fast hun.


silverbreeze2 65F

6/29/2006 1:29 pm

I wouldn't waste time trying "over the counter" remedies. A doctor can prescribe pills that will stop the itch and clear it up a lot faster than anything else. Good Luck!

spacecadet561 59M

6/29/2006 2:08 pm

POOR PURRY! Calamine lotion is the old standby, and usually works. I've not heard about a shot, but it's worth a try.


maverick1255 51M
3953 posts
6/29/2006 2:40 pm

I'm sorry that you are in discomfort. Take care of yourself.

Did you get the landscaping done?

Xtreme_Lust4u 70M

6/29/2006 3:12 pm

Consider yourself lucky . You could have ended up on that island, and received the " Mambo " . Heh Heh

expatbrit49 62M

6/29/2006 5:06 pm


Thank You for Your Time and Attention

vrec_dawn 39M

6/29/2006 5:13 pm

Bummer! And here I thought the last blog entry was painful!

For some reason I want to say Benadryl on the inside and a paste of baking soda and water until it hardens and then wash it off on the outside. But I honestly don't know why I want to say either. They're just the first things that came to mind. I could be completely off. Seeing a doctor certainly couldn't hurt though.

That and oven mitts on your hands so you don't scratch scratch scratch yourself into absolute missery.

TeddyBaral 53M

6/29/2006 7:28 pm

After "surviving" 26 years in the Boy Scouts the only thing I ever found that really worked wonders with Poison Ivy was Sunlight brand laundry soap. Not the powder or liquid stuff but the Sunlight that comes in a bar form for laundry use. Cuts the poison ivy oils and helps it heal

milfseeker27b 35M

6/29/2006 7:34 pm

Sweetie - your not gonna like this answer - but go to the Ocean. Nothing helps poison ivy like salt water. When I was young my mother would always make us go and bathe in the ocean from head to toe after getting poison ivy. If nothing else - its a good reason to hit the beach.


OcelotScratch 48M
286 posts
6/29/2006 8:59 pm

No remedies. Just commiseration.

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
6/29/2006 9:08 pm

If its on your face Purry, you probably should go get a steroid shot from your doctor tomorrow before the weekend is upon you. If it gets into your eyes, it can be pretty serious. Other than that....benedryl orally, and calamine all over. The aveeno oatmeal bath can help too! I'm sorry you're so miserable with this.

Panthiest 72M

6/30/2006 3:48 am

The doc will give you cortizone and who knows what else - not the best stuff to put in our body, but if it's on our face and spreading - take it.

Next time dress up completely and wear gloves, the kind that have gauntlets so nothing touches your skin. After, drop gloves into a plastic bag and dispose. Spring, early summer is when poison oak is most verile, so be extra careful. Mark the areas of poison oak and in the Winter go back and pull those suckers out of the ground (using gloves and wearing goggles of course). then in the Spring when the pieces of root left in the ground start to produce little evil poisen ivy's, get some Roundup and spray it on the leaves careful not to get it on anything you want to live. It has to be on for a day or three with no rain. Might take two applications.
The Poison Oak will leave your body. Good luck with it.

rm_android1960a 56M
428 posts
6/30/2006 4:13 am

Sounds lousy. First I want to repeat what others have told you. If you have poison ivy on your face see a doctor! If you are stubborn and want to treat your self at home Calamine lotion never worked any good for me. Ivy-Dry always worked better for me. Do a google search to get more info. But the thing that clears up Poison ivy the quickest for me is swimming in a chlorinated pool. The chlorine seems to get the ivy oils off and dry the welts up and that reduces the itch. NEVER! scratch your self until you bleed then poor Clorox over the sores. That is a good way to get blood poisoning. And yes I have had people recommend this. I declined.

fmisvme 46M/36F

6/30/2006 6:16 am

Sorry...I think it's been said many times now...get to the doctor ASAP...espcially if it's on your face...be careful and try to take care.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

rm_dragonheat23 51M
1158 posts
6/30/2006 8:27 am

I get posion ivy all the time
If you see a doctor you can get a Medrol Dosepak which is a steriod which will clear it up in a few days.
I usually go swimming in a pool. The chlorine has the effect of relieving the itching, and clears up the rash pretty quickly, usually the same day. Hot tubs work also, but the heat can make the itching worse while you are in.

adbacula 36M

6/30/2006 12:44 pm

Hi Purry,

I had Poison ivy last year. The doctor can perscribe Cortizone as someone suggested already. I was "lucky" i guess, because it was only on one arm, mostly. A little did spread to my chest and belly. Actually, now that I think about it, I'm very lucky it didn't go further south! I applied the cream as directed and bought a pack of tube socks, which I cut the ends off and used as a protective sleeve on the infected arm. I can't imagine how it must be with your face covered in it. I suggest you seek medical attention ASAP, if you haven't already.

Good luck.

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