Common Household Remedies Request
It's a relief to have a diagnosis, but it would be even more relief to have a cure! So, while I don't have cellulitis, or the antibiotics are killing it, and the aches and pains have mostly gone away, I do have what looks like a bad case of poison ivy on my right, or typing hand. So I'm asking for poison Ivy cures!
The look is a lot worse than the feel -- I don't itch, although that's possibly because as directed I'm slathering my right arm with cortisone cream -- but the look is very bad. The Google says the time for the rash go to away is one to three weeks. Well, I'm one week in, almost, and its spreading. So, my sleeping bag is in the dryer, and I'm sleeping with my right hand in plastic bag tonight, so I don't spread the oil in my environment. And although I don't have gloves, and there isn't any place in town that sells gloves since the hardware store closed down, I find that a sock over my hand works just as well, and I can use that to bring in wood.
What I would like, however, is not palliatives but cure. This is ugly and dispiriting and although I know it is a very small problem in a world filled with far more serious conditions, I would still like it to go away, if for no other reason than to type efficiently. Readers?