[gardeners] poison ivy & hostas

c.l. avery (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 01 Oct 1998 19:20:01 PDT

Dear Allen and others on list,
  Thanks so much for the tip for the poison ivy relief.  I shall be 
giving them a call tomorrow!  (I assume this is a topical treatment?)  
The prednisone is not doing a thing for the itching, but it did help my 
sinuses recover from the ragweed pollen.  The weathermen tell us that we 
are having record ragweed pollen counts this summer.  I've tried 
Calamine,  Calamine mixed with Aveeno Oatmeal Bath, steroid creams, but 
can honestly say that I've never tried Prep H....I imagine that it is 
the 1% hydrocortisone inside of the cream that gave some relief.  Has 
anyone had luck with the new preventive creams that are out on the 
market nowadays?  Just as sunscreens prevent a sunburn, these new creams 
are supposed to block the poison ivy from getting onto the skin.

  The hosta website listed in yesterdays list is just outta this world. 
Great pictures, lots of varieties, easily organized site.  I encourage 
everyone to visit it. Made me want to run right out and plant some 
hostas but I can't quit from itching...


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