so i have poison ivy on my legs and ive been using cortaid (hydrocotizone cream) and ivarest for the itch and to dry it out but ive also been using rubbing alchohol on it to get rid of the actualy oil in it so it wont spread. does this actually work? let me know
The rash of poison ivy pops up two to ten days after exposure to the plant oil. By the time you have broken out, the oil is looooong gone (assuming that you’ve taken a bath in that interval). Thus, there is no need for you to use the alcohol, as there is no oil present for you to get rid of. Besides, soap would have been a much better choice. The cortaid cream that you are using is a reasonable choice for treating the problem.