Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Poison Ivy, Yeah!

How do you like those scars?  Yes, those are the scars, not the sores, from my first reaction to poison ivy.  While transplanting my daylilies this spring, I apparently bathed in the nasty stuff.  Here is my list of items to have on hand should you ever encounter it yourself:

  1. Tecnu - for removing the oil
  2. Ivy-Dry - for relieving the stinging (This stuff is AMAZING!  Keep in the fridge for even more relief.)
  3. Oatmeal bath - for a little more relief
  4. Benadryl - to get a little sleep instead of itching all night
  5. Prednisone - when all else fails
Here's a great link to help you spot the evil plant my daughter has labeled "the Devil's toilet paper."

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