[help?] oooh, it burns!
Wed, 8 Jan 2003 11:06:17 -0500 (EST)
A folk remedy:
Go find some brackenfern. This is a weed that grows in urban areas -- I
found it on the side of a bridge in south boston. Boil the brackenfern
until it softens up. Take it out of the water and scratch your itches
This did amazingly pleasurable things for me when I had a bad case of
poison ivy. Good luck.
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.