Got poison ivy again, despite both Mr. B and myself being hyper-vigilant. This usually necessitates a trip to the doctor for a nice steroid shot and a follow-up pac for a couple of weeks. I'm trying my damnest to avoid this (but my arm is really, REALLY looking gross right about now--got a nice huge set of blisters) because the only time my GP has seen me in the last two years is to prescribe me steroids and put a shot in my butt and I'm sure it's not fun for him either.
So I stopped by the local Walgreens and grabbed just about everything they had for poison ivy. I'm trying a new (to me) product that's gotten mixed reviews on amazon, called Zenfel, followed up by Benedryl lotion. What I'd really like to do, being the masochistic type and all, is break the whole thing open, slather it with baking soda paste and take my chances on a secondary infection since I've heard that it's about as effective as anything else. Maybe some rubbing alcohol in the open wounds just to make it all as fun as possible. Seriously, it would be better than just looking oozy and blistery. At least it's not itchy but aside from that, it sucks big-time.
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