like the goat idea but not the bleach. bleach is a corrosive caustic chemical and will give your ivy rash a nice chemical burn even if you dilute it.then you get a nice secondary skin infection. stick with the calamine and suffer through it....Bleach.., you,ll get in your eye kidBleach will help dry out a rash from poison ivy or poison oak, but it's going to sting. Lye soap is excellent to battle poison ivy with.
Poison ivy is another good reason to have goats. They eat it like candy!
I have been wrong before......... Im glad you did some research on this subject. I have a poor understanding and no experience in dealing with dermatologic emergency care. I bow to your superior knowledge base.Sorry Realistic but your wrong here. If you have incredibly sensitive skin then a chem burn with bleach is barely possible if you leave it on for 20/30 minutes then yes it may burn you, However you don't leave it on that long, you leave it on a top of a minute or two. Please don't act like our advise is wrong because, I and millions of other have used this on Urushiol exposure (poison ivy, poison oak, and sumac) for generations. Everything you read online isn't fact either. Doctors tell people to cut salt out of their diet for high blood pressure, But ask a Vet what they use when any animal has high blood pressure. SALT. They put out a mineral salt block and WALLA problem solved. I have personally dropped my fathers deadly levels of high blood pressure using natural mineral and sea salt (he's now off all meds). The bleach drys the area out dramatically and kills any possible infection, heals in 3 days instead of a week or two and all itching stops. I have used this on myself my brothers and my sisters (I'm the eldest of 11) with great results and never a bad one. Also I get exposed daily and am highly allergic. DON"T RULE OUT BLEACH. I have done the research.
Text does not convey tone. I hope you weren't offended..I have been wrong before......... Im glad you did some research on this subject. I have a poor understanding and no experience in dealing with dermatologic emergency care. I bow to your superior knowledge base.