My husband gets poison ivy soooo bad that he needs a prescription when it starts spreading to his ears which has happened this past summer and last summer. Some things he tries is calamine lotion, I had to literally cover him from head to toe. He also gets a stick of deodorant and put it on the poison ivy to help dry it out. And lastly he would stand in the shower scratch open the sores and pour bleach on it until he can't take the burning anymore then wash it off, I myself would not try that. Luckly thoughbi have never got poison ivy.
at 9:34 PM on Sep. 15, 2010