Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Gasoline works well, as do most of your liquid soaps as long as you put them on and work them in before getting the skin wet.

Aug 23, 2015 01:24 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

good old fashioned calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream.  Benadryl to take away the itch too!

Aug 23, 2015 05:03 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm trying to think of the member that did a great blog post on this topic just a few weeks ago. Maybe trying searching poison oak or ivy and see if something comes up. I'm sure there's probably a youtube video on what to do as well. 

Aug 23, 2015 05:01 AM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

air dry as much as possible.  I had poison sumac a few years back and it is miserable.  I asked my local landscaper what he uses (since we have poison sumac, ivy and oak in the area) and he recommended something that was at the local Walgreens.  I think it was oddly called snake soap or snake oil.  Rub all over skin.  When itching is bad, you use cold compresses (use papertowels, so you can throw it out).  Good luck!

Aug 23, 2015 05:00 AM
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

I hear roundup works well to erradicate this.

Nov 25, 2018 05:32 AM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I know what you mean because I have become very susceptible to poison sumac. I use alcohol and calamine to dry it up and keep from scratching and spreading.

Sep 05, 2016 12:15 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I can tell you what someone once told me, but I do not recommend it.  He was cutting down some trees for me and got into poison ivy.  He said his treatment was to scratch it until in bleeds and then pour gasoline on it.  DONT TRY THIS AT HOME.

Aug 23, 2015 10:28 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

If you get a goo answer, let me know!  I just had a bout with poison Ivy and have more in my yard.

Aug 23, 2015 01:12 PM
Jenna Dixon
Momentum Real Estate Group LLC - Marietta, GA
55 & Over | New Constructions | Horse Farms

Mike, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!  I am EXTEMELY susceptible to poison oak, poison ivy and general weed induced itchiness.  My trick is to cover everything from head to toe, when I finish running the weedeater or doing other "contact" things, I immediately go indoors leaving the clothes at the door and straight into the hot, hot shower with DISHWASHING liquid.  Since employing this technique I have greatly reduced my problem.

Aug 23, 2015 10:26 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Technu worked for me, as did the Benadryl.  We even hired someone to pluck it all out in one area of our property.  It came back with a vengeance.  I just stayed away...Ron was fine around it.  A

Aug 23, 2015 06:37 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Calamine lotion, or in some cases, just mixing some baking soda with water to make a paste, rub it on and let it dry.

Aug 23, 2015 06:34 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

stay out of the woods....only walk through plush, green grass....

Aug 23, 2015 06:20 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Castle soap is strong enough to get rid of the pus/oil and easier on the skin than most. 

Aug 23, 2015 05:48 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  it seems to bother some more than others. one of my guys not at all... plucking it usually works, but the roots travel like crab grass... we use a pro series of ranger, but any over the counter killer made for it works, just have to keep spraying, it takes like ten days+ to really get into the roots and kill it off.

Aug 23, 2015 06:43 AM