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Re: Had Poison Ivy, Now Have Hives!!!

Subject: Re: Had Poison Ivy, Now Have Hives!!!
Author: Stan
Date: 8/7/2010 10:58 am
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I have had a similar experience since June. I'm finally clearing up but still itching. The ultimate solution is don't scratch it. My doctor explained that even after the oils are long gone, the skin all over the body goes into a hypersensitized state and any scratching, rubbing, or stroking can provoke the rash of weals. I mainly use cortisone cream and Benadryl cream. I also was taking a Benadryl pill at night if I couldn't sleep. Cold (or medium cold) showers and baths also seem to help. Hot water only makes the itching more intense. Putting bandages over the weals helps you to not scratch them. It's maddening, I know.

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