Poison Ivy remedies?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-29-1999
Poison Ivy remedies?
Tue, 06-01-2004 - 2:39pm
Not a crisis or anything, but I've got poison ivy on my leg (behind my knee) and it's spreading and ITCHY!

Does anyone have any solutions other than calamine lotion they'd like to share? TIA!


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 06-01-2004 - 3:30pm

I am HIGHLY allergic to poison ivy.


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 06-01-2004 - 9:01pm
Ask your doctor for *diprosone*(not sure of the spelling. might be diprisone). my kids get poison ivy every summer, and this stuff clears it right up. it really is good. i gave some to a friend who gets wicked poison ivy and he thought it was awesome. we've also used ban roll-on deoderant. it dries it up. but diprosone is the best.
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-02-2004
Wed, 06-02-2004 - 12:20am
Yes, I do, and if you are concerned about the health of your family also check out my website, and email me.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 06-02-2004 - 7:20am
Try a cortisone cream. You may need a script for prednisone(a steroid) if it doesn't clear up on it's own. HTH,~Lisa
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Registered: 08-12-2003
Thu, 06-03-2004 - 6:20am
Yep, the Ivy Dry looks awful, but it works well, and I'm with you on the Benadryl too.