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Old June 7th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #41
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Picked up the CVS version of Zanfel. Scrubbed the shit for 3-5 mins last night with it in the shower, another 1-2 this morning in the shower, and it actually looks better.

Regardless whether the stuff heals it, it does make it quit itching...went at least 7-8 hours today without it itching at all. We'll see how well it works on drying it up...may not work as well in this regard as bleach, but it also isn't likely to give me cancer in another 20 years lol
i used zanfel all the time. its fawking expensive but it works awesome. gone in a couple day.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 09:53 PM   #42
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PI doesn't spread...it seems like it does because it all doesn't pop up at the same time, but the truth is it doesn't spread...if you get it different areas it is because you have exposed yourself in those areas and have come in contact with the plants oils
That's partially correct. The local immune response (the itching, swelling, blistering, etc) is the actual contact response, but the autoimmune response (aka the allergic reaction, the flood of histamines, etc) can cause an "all over" type of response that might seem like it's spreading.

Anyways... if you want to try something cool, you'll need three things. You need to get some Benadryl (diphenhydramine for the generic OTC/ "store brand"), some hydrocortisone, and some isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Open up about 10 of the benedryl tablets and crush them up with some kitchen utensils. Put it in a bowl and mix it up with some of the hydrocortisone cream. You want the consistency of toothpaste.

First wash the area with dish soap, then rinse with warm water. Dry the area. Then, with a clean gauze pad or paper towel, wipe the area down with the isopropyl/ rubbing alcohol. Let that air dry. Then, apply the benedryl/ hydrocortisone mixture. Put a clean gauze pad over it and keep it covered. Do that 2-3 times a day and you'll be good to go in no time.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #43
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I got it on my johnson, it swelled very large, the wife tells me to go get some more often. But seriously, the only thing that worked well was whatever scrip the Dr. gave me. Well worth any co-pay they might gouge you for.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 07:44 AM   #44
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I got it on my johnson, it swelled very large, the wife tells me to go get some more often. But seriously, the only thing that worked well was whatever scrip the Dr. gave me. Well worth any co-pay they might gouge you for.
I'm pretty sure I got it on mine too. Gonna go get some rhus tox at lunchtime and see if that helps. I think I'll get the wife to rub some lotion on it for me in the meantime.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 08:19 AM   #45
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I got it from reading this thread.

Question: If I rub bleach on my black arm will it eventually get whiter? I don't want to have different shades of black on me.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 08:23 AM   #46
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Zanfel always worked good for me, pretty damn expensive, but works good.
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