What do you guys use for poison ivy?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brettmc, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. brettmc

    brettmc Banned
    Messages: 63

    I have used Tecnu as post-exposure control for poison ivy with great success. Now that I have more yards, some days I'm working all day long. I think the poison ivy oil is setting into my skin before I can get home to use the Tecnu and I'm getting patchy rash. I would like to get some PRE-exposure poison ivy control to apply to my skin. What do you guys use to control poison ivy before you've been exposed to it?
  2. ahah

    ahah LawnSite Member
    from 5
    Messages: 70

  3. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    I'm not sure what is the best for preventing poison ivy but to cure it, Zanfel is the best thing. I tried it for the 1st time a few weeks ago and it works excellent. Removed the itch and burn immediately and the rash was completely gone in a couple days. Zanfel.com has a pharmacy locator on it.

  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Not bleach! :D I use an Ivy Blocker that I got at Walmart. It works quite well.
  5. Nothing, I don't get it.

    I do supply Ivy block to the employees.
  6. wobblez

    wobblez LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 38

    we use "domeboro" it is a powder that you mix with water to make into a paste. it burns going on but will dry it up in a day or two. and it cost alot we get ours at wal-mart pharmacy you have to ask them for it they keep it with all the drugs behind the counter.
  7. mrbenfer

    mrbenfer LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 136

    I herd cow dung does the trick:D
  8. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    Tried about everything. Good old hot water and rubbing alcohol seem to work best for me.
  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    I get it REAL bad. As a kid I missed a week of school a few times.


    I just aviod it.

    Thats what Round-Up is for!

    Sure, I still get spots here and there, but nothing like I used to.

    A number of my lawns have it growing in the LAWN area. Windy days are bad as the clippings (ivy and grass) get blown back on you.


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