By: Terry Graedon May 13, 2021 3 Comments
    Show 1223: How to Care for Summer-Stressed Skin …

    During the pandemic, fewer people by far have been making ordinary appointments with the dermatologist to have their skin checked. However, some skin conditions can become much worse if they are negle…

    By: Joe Graedon May 3, 2021 11 Comments
    Will A Banana Peel Ease Inflammation and Itching…

    People are sometimes surprised that they can go decades without developing a skin reaction to poison ivy. Then one day out of the blue they develop red, itchy blisters after exposure to this nasty pla…

    By: Joe Graedon August 10, 2020 13 Comments
    Poison Ivy and Prednisone? Reader Rejects This T…

    There is little question that corticosteroids like prednisone have been prescribed promiscuously. They are a quick fix for everything from arthritis and asthma to allergies and rashes. But there is no…

    By: Joe Graedon July 27, 2020 11 Comments
    Prednisone for Poison Ivy | Please Taper Slowly!

    There are times when a corticosteroid like prednisone can make a huge difference. One of those times is when we have been exposed to something nasty like poison ivy or poison sumac. Contact with these…

    By: Terry Graedon June 24, 2019 3 Comments
    Can You Use Beer to Wash Off Poison Ivy?

    If you spend time outdoors in wild places, you have undoubtedly encountered poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac. You'll find it worthwhile to learn what these plants look like so you can avoid an i…

    By: Terry Graedon June 10, 2019 17 Comments
    What Can You Do About Poison Ivy?

    This is a scary time of year for millions of people who are sensitive to urushiol. That is the scientific name for the resin found on the leaves, stems or roots of poison ivy, poison oak and poison su…

    By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2018 0 Comments
    How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Ch…

    Nicole Pharr is used to keeping a close eye on her daughter Madison’s skin. Madison is prone to eczema and has had highly sensitive skin since she was a baby. Still, Nicole was concerned after her d…

    By: The People's Pharmacy August 6, 2018 28 Comments
    Solutions to Stop Suffering from Poison Ivy

    Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are wild plants that thrive in many wooded parts of this country. They all produce a compound called urushiol. People who get this chemical on their skin frequ…

    By: Joe Graedon July 9, 2018 10 Comments
    Why Would Vicks VapoRub Soothe Poison Ivy Itch?

    Did you know that Vicks VapoRub has been around for more than a century? It can be found all over the world. We have been collecting Unique Uses fo Vicks for decades. Here is one that we never heard b…

    By: Joe Graedon June 25, 2018 53 Comments
    Rediscovering How Hot Water for Itches Works for…

    We love it when people discover a home remedy on their own. It’s doubly sweet when renowned experts support the treatment. It’s triply sweet when we have an explanation for why hot water for itche…

    By: Joe Graedon May 1, 2017 23 Comments
    Should You Worry About Scary Corticosteroid Side…

    Cortisone, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone and prednisone are called corticosteroids or glucocorticoids. These drugs dampen an overactive immune reaction. They can soot…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 9, 2016 10 Comments
    How to Soothe Poison Ivy Rash

    Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are wild plants that thrive in many wooded parts of this country. They all produce a compound called urushiol. People who get this chemical on their skin frequ…

    By: Terry Graedon April 4, 2016 15 Comments
    Could Banana Peel Ease Rash from Poison Oak?

    Once spring arrives, tiny green shoots start poking up in woodlands and back yards all over America. Some of them are delightful, but others may be less than welcome. Poison ivy and poison oak both st…

    By: Joe Graedon July 27, 2015 32 Comments
    Rules for Relieving Poison Ivy Suffering

    There is a hidden hazard lurking in woods, parks or even your back yard. Poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac covers nearly the entire North American continent. These plants make a resin called urus…

    By: Joe Graedon June 9, 2011 42 Comments
    Some Poison Ivy Remedies Make Itchy Skin Worse

    If you are out enjoying beautiful warm weather by walking in the woods or working in the yard, remember the adage: Leaves of three, let it be. Not every three-leaved plant is poison ivy or poison oak,…