Ease the Itch With Tofu

Posted on July 15, 2008 by Allie

One of my dear friends e-mailed yesterday to ask if I knew of any good remedies for poison oak rash.  I didn’t, but I sure did find some interesting ones.

In addition to being tasty, healthy foods, watermelon, oatmeal, tofu, and buttermilk are all great ways to ease the itch.

Check out Earth911′s extensive list of home remedies for poison ivy and poison oak.  Chances are, you’ve already got what you need to speed the healing.

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  1. I knew about oatmeal, but none of the others. When I had chicken pox as a child, my mother had me take an oatmeal bath to ease the itching.

    July 15th, 2008 at 3:10 pm
    Comment by Mark
  2. I remember oatmeal baths! The clumps of oatmeal gunk at the bottom of the tub were kind of creepy, but it was super effective.

    July 15th, 2008 at 4:01 pm
    Comment by Allie
  3. You are going to laugh. I used dirt once to stop the itching. I could not understand why this helped but someone explained that it dries out the poison ivy.

    July 15th, 2008 at 6:28 pm
    Comment by Anna
  4. The remedy I found worked the best (I was only able to get a small supply) was jewelweed lotion. The area I applied it to, stopped itching and healed two weeks sooner than the rest. I only had enough for 1 day of application. I tried many different remedies. The one that was the worst was baking soda. It does skin damage. Drying is not necessarily a good thing.

    July 17th, 2008 at 4:02 pm
    Comment by Vivian
  5. [...] In addition to being tasty, healthy foods, watermelon, oatmeal, tofu, and buttermilk are all great ways to ease the itch of poison oak! [...]

    July 18th, 2008 at 1:00 pm
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  6. [...] In addition to being tasty, healthy foods, watermelon, oatmeal, tofu, and buttermilk are all great ways to ease the itch of poison oak! [...]

    July 18th, 2008 at 8:42 pm
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  7. I have found that vinegar helps with the itch..I usually go to the doctor to get some relief from the ivy..But found out by accident that vinegar really helps with the itch. I usually scratch a bit..then take a cotton ball with vinegar and rub it on the ivy rash. It will itch worse for a minute or so until the vinegar dries. Then it relieves the itch for quite awhile..Now the smell isnt exactly like perfume, but its better than the itch.

    June 11th, 2009 at 7:08 am
    Comment by annette

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