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For what its worth, try a few of those to-go packs of Tecnu. Put 'em in your pack, and rinse off if you took a spill.

We feel your pain, brother.
 

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I will certainly be doing that next time kind sir. In the mean time this c*** of a rash is killing me
 

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all the ones around (wal greens) here are no longer. :(

I have the tecnu extreme, which seems to give nice itchgasms when combined with hot water LOL.
 

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jmhunter said:
all the ones around (wal greens) here are no longer. :(

I have the tecnu extreme, which seems to give nice itchgasms when combined with hot water LOL.
Zanfel is much more effective then Technu once you already got the itch.
 

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I have the tecnu extreme, which seems to give nice itchgasms when combined with hot water LOL.
That is from the hot water, not the technu. Hot water triggers the release of histamines, which cause you to itch. Once you already have the rash, rinse the affected area with hot water, as hot as you can stand it, until it stops itching. That will get the histamines out of your skin and give you some relief for a few hours.:thumbsup:
 

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Have you been to the doctor yet to get some real drugs?

If not, do it. Your itch can be gone in a couple days. Or you can scratch for the next month.

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There are several different types of rash resulting from poison oak. Zanfel is only effective on psychosomatic poison oak. :). Did it really work for you? How bad was your poison oak and what happened when you used it?

Zanfel made my p.o. worse. I've never had p.o. longer than 3 weeks. I used zanfel after the gold country ride in April and it irritated my skin so much that I still have a mark where I used it. They're gouging at $50 an oz, I returned what was left.
 

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francois said:
Have you been to the doctor yet to get some real drugs?

If not, do it. Your itch can be gone in a couple days. Or you can scratch for the next month.

fc
no kidding. get yerself some. I keep a tube of topical steroid around and it is a life saver!
 

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Does that poison oak steriod make you ride faster? I hate fort ord's poison oak. i think it is the deadliest in the bay area. i have gotten it bad the last 3 races.
 

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jmhunter said:
I'm sure of it! Didn't shower after my bike ride, small wreck at ft ord last week.
Nothing removes poison oak better than some paint thinner and a belt sander. Fix you right up!
 

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That is from the hot water, not the technu. Hot water triggers the release of histamines, which cause you to itch. Once you already have the rash, rinse the affected area with hot water, as hot as you can stand it, until it stops itching. That will get the histamines out of your skin and give you some relief for a few hours.:thumbsup:
I discovered itchgasms after my latest Coe trailwork PO attack. Kinda addictive :)
 

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iheartbicycles said:
Nothing removes poison oak better than some paint thinner and a belt sander. Fix you right up!
There's a nugget of wisdom in that seemingly random string of characters.
Tecnu's primary ingredient is deodorized Mineral Spirits.

*The belt sander trick is totally dependent upon the grit of sandpaper being used.
 

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Take two aspirin and wait 10 days. I hear that works well.

Wouldn't know personally as poison oak has no effect whatsoever on me. I can roll around in the stuff (and have) and nothing happens. Been around it all my life too. Just lucky I guess...
 
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