Poison ivy is sticky business

A: The sap of poison ivy, which contains the oil, urushiol, will stick to more than just your skin.

It will stick to garden tools, camping equipment, clothing and even shoe laces for months. Washing the urushiol out of clothes is difficult because the oil is not very soluble in water. Wash contaminated clothes in a strong soap like Fells Naptha laundry bar. Rinse with several changes of water, and rinse the machine between loads. Do not put your gardening pants in the dryer, but allow them to dry on the line for several days in the hot sun. To get the sap off of your skin, there are specially prepared cleansing agents like Tecnu Skin Cleanser, Tecnu Extreme Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub and Zanfel that remove much of the rash-causing oil if applied to the skin within four to eight hours of contact.

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Poison Ivy I'm both a child and it was the worst experience of my life, and also very scary because I had no idea what it was and lost a lot of time before speaking my parents, worried they'll rush to the hospital will never be heard of him (I was very fatalistic as a child). And, at the time, there was very little relief from the constant itching Poison Ivy aside from cream or Benadryl pills that honestly did not have much impact at all, and I ended while having to wait several weeks before the rash went away himself. And this was the most miserable two weeks of my life.

  1. Calamine lotion or spray, Ivarest, Benadryl cream, Allegra cream, Aveeno oatmeal lotion and hydrocortisone cream (Corizone-10) are a few of the products available to help relieve symptoms. Zanfel is an over-the-counter wash that can decrease the