Treating Poison Ivy

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I was walking through thick brush and not paying attention to the foliage around me, until my legs became insnared by a thorn bush.  I looked down and noticed I was surrounded by poison ivy.

My legs had multiple welts and were extremely itchy.  A friend recommended washing my legs in rubbing alcohol, because it will dry up the welts and remove all the poison from my skin.

I was skeptical, but willing to give it a try.  To my amazement the rubbing alcohol did a fantastic job.  I can still see a few spots on my legs, but they do not itch at all.

If you ever end up with poison ivy, try rubbing alcohol.  It works wonders.

4 thoughts on “Treating Poison Ivy

  1. If I know I have been exposed to poison ivy, I will wet a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and rub all of my exposed skin before I wash with water. That seems to get the oil from the plant off and I haven’t had any outbreaks for a while….knock on wood.

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