I got me some poison ivy rashes on my my arms. Big red blotches with some "blisters" filled with a yellowish looking goo. What can I do to lessen the itch? Looking for more of a home-brewed/backwoods/redneck remedy as I have tried: Benedryll (just can't keep my eyes open, great for bed time though) Calamine Lotion (just peels off like another layer of skin when I scratch. Doesn't stop the itch.) Cortisone Cream %1.0(still itchy, so it gets scratched). Tried to "dry" it out using rubbing alcohol and witch-hazel. (aside from the satisfying burn, the itch returns momentarily.) And yes, I have even tried open-carry, but the evil poison ivy was not intimidated, granted it was only a .40cal. maybe 10mm would help? I have had it for almost a week, but it is getting itchier as it seems to heal. Any tips (aside from not touching it, now that I have seen the face of the enemy, it will be avoided in the future) or remedys will be greatly appreciated.