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poison ivy 11 days before..seriously??

I'm not 100% sure, but I think I have poison ivy.  itchy spots are popping up in different places and I am really trying not to freak out.  I can't have random rashes showing while I'm in my wedding dress!!!!going home at lunch to load up on some anti itch cream.  keep your fingers crossed!

Re: poison ivy 11 days before..seriously??

  • edited December 2011
    Go to the doctors...my mom got it about 2 weeks before and got this cream that worked wonders!!! if you are getting it now most likely if it's poison it will get worse...anti itch cream only relieves the itchies not heals it...
  • edited December 2011
    Go get some Tecnu.  It's a little white and green bottle, I think in outdoor/bug repellant sections of stores.  It can keep the rash from spreading.
  • weezie825weezie825 member
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    edited December 2011
    It could also be anxiety/nerves.  I have a friend that gets Hives when she has to speak publiclly.  Definitely call your doctor.
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  • mdchica02mdchica02 member
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    edited December 2011
    Dab the areas with bleach. It works wonders!
  • edited December 2011
    Do NOT use bleach on your skin!!  Definitely go to the doctor if you haven't already.  If you need a steroid you'll want it done with and out of your system before the wedding!!  (Take it from a girl who got terrible poison ivy and had to do two rounds of them before it was finally gone. ;)
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  • ajerome21ajerome21 member
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    edited December 2011
    Go to the doctors! Creams may keep it from spreading or to stop the itch but not heal it. 
  • tracy_ktracy_k member
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    edited December 2011
    The right creams will help dry it up, and prevent it from spreading. I recommend IvaRest, or good old Caladryl. Also lukewarm baths with Aveeno colloidal oatmeal powder (bonus -- it smells really good). Hope it clears up!
  • edited December 2011
    this is my fear since i get it really bad every year.....call your doc as needed....wash clothes, sheets, pets, etc that could be contaminated with the oil....if you've showered and washed the oil off it can't spread, unless you touch something that still has the oil on it..the rash is just the allergic reaction to the oil on the plant...good luck!!!
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  • edited December 2011
    Whatever it is - don't itch!  It'll make everything worse.
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  • edited December 2011
    I mean scratch!  (Ever since I was little I get itching and scratching mixed up.)
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  • edited December 2011
    update..I don't think it's poison ivy..nothing has spread and it's not really in 'clusters' like poison ivy tends to do.  I think it's bug bites.  Just one of them the skin is a little bruised where the 2 bites are (on my hip).  I got hydrocortisone cream, but I think I am going to call the dr. and tell them what I think it is, but that my wedding is next weekend and I'm not taking any chances!
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