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Re: Virginia Creeper

Subject: Re: Virginia Creeper
Author: Betsy D.
Date: 5/20/2007 11:16 am
Views: 2917
Status: Approved
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OTC treatments such as Tecnu and Zanfel work by removing the urushiol oil from the skin. OTC treatments such as Calamine lotion work by helping to sooth the skin.

I'm a bit surprised that the Calamine didn't work to help alleviate at least some of the itch. One thing to keep in mind that stress (like fretting over the itch) causes a release of histamines - that means more rashes and more itching. So how about trying a treatment that could also be quite soothing. Have you tried an oatmeal bath? Many swear by this treatment.

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Virginia Creeper (Approved)Stephanie5/17/2007 11:24 am
  Re: Virginia Creeper (Approved)Betsy D.5/20/2007 11:16 am
    Re: Virginia Creeper (Approved)Stephanie5/22/2007 6:10 pm