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Peroxide/Rubbing Alcohol?

Subject: Peroxide/Rubbing Alcohol?
Author: Brittany
Date: 8/12/2008 1:53 am
Views: 5290
Status: Approved
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So a few days ago I managed to come in contact with the evil Ivy. I'm not sure how I got it. I haven't been around plants or anything that would have it appear on me. It's around my wrists and on the backs of my biceps. I get it atleast once a year since I turned 13 and I'm almost 20 now. The first time I had it, it lasted close to 2 months. Wasted my whole summer sitting inside with swollen body parts. Each year it's not as bad as the previous. Like my body is starting to fight it better. But each time I get it, nothing works. I give in and spend the money on medication from the doctor. This time I've been rinsing off the area with extremely hot water, rubbing it down with Hydrogen Peroxide then Rubbing Alcohol. Oh yes it burns like mad but then I put some Vick's Vaporrub on it and the itch and pain goes away. So far it seems to be working. It still looks bad but its starting to dry up and ooze out. I really have no idea if it's even a good idea but it feels great. Before bed I wrap my wrist up with non-woven sponges that came from the hospital. Also Vick's is really good for masquito bites.

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Peroxide/Rubbing Alcohol? (Approved)Brittany8/12/2008 1:53 am
  Re: Peroxide/Rubbing Alcohol? (Approved)Brian8/12/2008 4:03 pm
  Re: Peroxide/Rubbing Alcohol? (Approved)Kevin D7/31/2009 11:26 pm