[help?] oooh, it burns!

CDale cdale@techmonkeys.net
Tue, 7 Jan 2003 14:10:38 -0600 (CST)

Oatmeal.  And take some benedryl.  Xi had the worst case of chicken pox 
Keesler AFB had ever seen, and oatmeal and running up and down the hall 
screaming were the only things that helped.  Just mix raw oatmeal (not the 
instant kind) w/ a little water into a paste and apply.

On Tue, 7 Jan 2003, Elias Sinderson wrote:

> Some time ago there were a few FoRKs (I'd search the archive, but...) 
> about poison oak.
> Let me just say that I had forgotten just how truely terrible the stuff 
> is. As I write this, one eye swollen shut, most of my face, lips and 
> ears burn, sting, itch and throb simultaneously. My forehead is swollen 
> up about a centimeter, and my nose almost as bad... The saddest thing, 
> perhaps, is that the anti-itch cream is mentholated so that when I put 
> it on my eyes tear up and burn along with the rest of my face!
> Please don't say 'it could be worse' - it is, I'm just not going to go 
> there for all FoRKage. Before thanking me for sparing you the details, 
> maybe you could share with me any recipes for relief...?
> I never thought the combination of vast amounts of suffering and 
> predizone would be so psychedelic.
> Elias

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly             walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.                -- Edna St. Vincent Millay, Letters, 1952