|You just knew you wanted to see it... here is my arm, packed with salt. It actually looks pretty good in this pic believe it or not. The poison ivy is mostly covered with the salt or it would be pretty nasty.|
Friday, June 1, 2012
Rub Salt Into Open Wounds - At Least When it Comes to Poison Ivy
You know the saying "don't rub salt into open wounds"... well that is exactly the answer to quickly drying up open poison ivy blisters. I've heard home remedy stories of opening the blisters and rubbing bleach on it, to swimming in the ocean, soaking in an Epsom salt solution, to swimming a pool for a while. The common factor in all? Chlorine. So I got the idea of making a salt paste which has chlorine in it of course. Started rubbing it into my open blisters about 2 hours ago (hurt like hell) and reapplying 3 to 5 times. Now my blisters have all but stopped oozing. Crazy stuff!