Being someone who has suffered from the wrath of my dreaded nemesis poison ivy, I personally understand the torment that this evil plant brings. Over the years I have had poison ivy cover nearly every part of my body at some point in time. I have experimented with nearly every type of supposed cure and can say for sure that most treatments are inefficient and a waste of time. Luckily, through trial and error I have come up with a foolproof cure that not only works but works quickly. Here it is.
First off, go buy a bar of Burt’s Poison Ivy Soap. This stuff is incredible and is the only thing I’ve found that brings instant relief. Burt’s Poison Ivy Soap is available at many health food stores or online. I personally recommend buying it locally because it will be much quicker than ordering online and waiting to receive the product.
Scrub down your poison ivy rash with this soap 2 to 3 times daily. This will bring about some instant comfort and begin drying out your rash. If you don’t already know, the rash from poison ivy is caused when your skin comes in contact with the urushiol oil from the plant. The quicker this oil is dried up means that sooner the rash will disappear. Once you begin treatment with Burt’s Poison Ivy Soap, the itching will be pretty much gone after 3 go 4 days.
In addition to the soap, you will need a hair dryer…allow me to explain. The last thing you want to do is scratch your poison ivy since this causes it to spread. The best way to control the itch without physically scratching it is to apply the hot air from a hair dryer onto the rash for a few minutes at a time. This stops the itch and helps dry out the poison ivy simultaneously. Just be sure not to hold it too close or leave it on your skin for more than 5 minutes at a time since this can cause nerve damage.
Repeat these steps and your poison ivy rash will be under control and will be eliminated quicker than any other method.