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Is cold water good for poison ivy rashes?

I want to make sure to either take a cool/cold bath/shower, or a warm/hot bath/shower.

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KittySusca

Cold is best.Poison ivy and contact dermatitises like it thrive on heat.Cold sort of strangles the poison.And pat dry,dont scratch,no matter how badly it itches,because that just spreads the poison under your skin.So cold bathe it,and then IGNORE it.Not easy.Poor thing!! :(

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Thanks. ^^ Is it okay if I dry it with a towel? By the way: Watching you since you helped me ^^
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Pat it dry with a towel. ^ ^.Nice binoculars. ^ ^
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Yes. It will not only cleanse the area but should ease the itching and burning. Dont take a warm bath or shower. It opens the pores of your skin and allows the irritating oil to sink in more.

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Bleach!! It burns, but it dries it out. Really works!!

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Avoid hot water when you have a rash of any kind. It will only make your rash worse, and will cause your skin to be more inflamed. Cold water should be fine.

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