|Hasn't anyone ever tried the homeopathic Rhus tox? It works great, and you may not ever get poison ivy again after using it!! Just take a few pellets every time it itches.... you may need more than one bottle...
I can't believe people would take steroids, even for a bad case. There is so much you can do to heal yourself, starting with what you put in your mouth.
How about peroxide baths, salt baths, sweating?