Re:Poison Ivy - Summary
From: Bob Lilienfeld (
Date: Tue, 9 May 95 09:06 CDT
At 8:46 AM 5/9/95, Pablo Halpern wrote:

>A special type of laundary soap "brand
>name unknown" can be used to alleviate the blisters and prevent them from
>spreading. It might be a good thing to wash with after removing the plants
>by hand. To find the soap, look for something that looks like a large bar of
>hand soap but is sold in the laundary soap section of the supermarket.

The type of soap you need is tincture of brown soap. It's sold in
pharmacies as a liquid. After being exposed to poison ivy, wash with it
thoroughly and immediately. If you can't find it, wash yourself with
detergent, not soap.
The nasty actor in PI is uhuru oil. Since soap is a fat, it will not remove
the oil and may help spread it. Detergents will remove oil. Zest bar soap
is actually a detergent, not true soap. Or try Dawn DWL.

>From a person who's been there.

Bob Lilienfeld
Ann Arbor, MI

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

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