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Re: Poison Oak warning

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April 21, 2012 09:01AM
Thank you so much for everyones suggestions on how to treat this poison oak breakout. This is turning out to be really miserable. Like Wizard stated in his comments, I have been breaking out in new and different places on my body days after the initial rash in my groin area and on my wrist. I now have it on the back of one leg in a long straight line from below my knee up to the top of my thigh. These new breakouts are surfacing 4 to 6 days after my intial exposure.

The worst rash of them all as you would probably guess is the one in my groin area. It does not itch too bad but it is constantly oozing out some sticky yellow puss. The puss has no smell to it but it leaves my underwear moist all the time, very uncomfortable. I can now relate a little bit to all the women out there who have to deal with feminine napkins. I have tried some various sprays and powders on my groin but that area is so sensitive that I just about pass out from the pain. Just try putting some Icy hot or any other kind of mentholatum type ointment on your privates then you will be able to relate to the pain.

As Wizard and Mellowguy have stated, HOT WATER has worked the best for me. Unfortunately I don't have a hot tub here at home so I either just soak in my regular tub or I will go to the gym and soak in their jacuzzi (after taking a hot soapy shower first). It is amazing how the itching and oozing goes away for a few hours after the hot soaking.

Everyone please be careful out there, I would not wish this situation on anyone. I have since read that if you think you may have brushed up against some poison oak you should try to get into some water and wash yourself off as soon as possible. The quicker you remove the oils from the plant off your body after exposure the better chance you will have to reduce the amount of rash you will experience later on down the road.

From all I have been reading I will have to suffer through these rashes for another week or so.

Thanks again for all your suggestions.
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