|I was skeptical but at the
end of my rope. I'd tried all the lotions, etc that
my Dr prescribed, then sprayed on OceanPure and the
itch stopped, within a few days the rash was
Had many bouts with PI and sumac. For sure the
best is just to go down to the ocean and soak.
I'd like to share that the best remedy for me is
ocean water and sunshine ! It never fails me ! A
vacation and cure...who needs another reason to go ?
Try it !
I get poison oak almost every year and I have 2
simple, similar, effective remedies.
Yankee MagazineUse the Ocean as a Lotion
Peter Brassard,M.D., a family doctor on Block Island, Rhode Island, says that a good sea bath can work. “Just the act of wading in the ocean will wash your sores,” he says. “And the salt water will help dry them out.”
Wash with ocean water. If you are near the ocean, stand in the water and gently rub some of the ocean sand over your poison ivy blisters. Once the blisters break, allow the ocean water to pass over the wounds.
Fox News“I discovered this method one summer and want to pass it on. This is an outright cure. If you are near the ocean anywhere, get into the water, lightly break the poison ivy blisters with sand and let the ocean water get at it. This dries up poison ivy faster than any other treatment I know. This can get rid of poison ivy in just a day or two.”
So what is the "poison ivy cure" I found? Ocean water. That is to say the actual water in the ocean. I just walked into the ocean, grabbed the sand from the ocean floor and lightly scrubbed the affected areas. The water cooled the itching and it has apparently started drying up the bumps. It isn't a completely instantaneous fix, because I have needed to go swimming again occasionally, but what a relief when I come out of the water! After each application of the salt water, the rash is smaller and smaller and the relief longer lasting and longer lasting.