Ivy Dry Review
Time spent outdoors can mean skin irritations like itching, oozing and weeping. Rashes due to poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac and insect bites sometimes affect kids and adults. Who needs it? You’ll want to use a product with proven effectiveness to soothe and relieve your skin, like Ivy Dry.
What is Ivy Dry?
Ivy Dry is a liquid, over-the-counter medication for external use that provides temporary relief from the pain and itching associated with minor skin Irritations and insect bites. Try it for poison ivy or other rashes. Adults and children 6 years of age or older should apply Ivy Dry to the affected area not more than 3 times daily. It offers customers a 100% money back guarantee for quick relief. Ivy Dry is an external analgesic with the active Ingredients: Zinc Acetate 2% and Benzyl Alcohol 10%. Ivy-Dry comes in both Ivy Dry Cream and Ivy Dry Super, a spray on liquid. Ivy Dry Super, sometimes called Super Ivy Dry, is available in both pump spray and continuous spray bottles though the continuous spray can be harder to find.
Where to Buy Ivy Dry
It can be purchased online at Amazon.com (6 oz. bottle for about $7.00) or in major pharmacies (like Walgreen’s and Shopko) and some supermarkets (like Giant Eagle and A & P). Amazon.com typically has the best prices if you don’t need it right away.
Does it Work?
Most reviewers raved about Ivy Dry’s effectiveness, although one reviewer disliked the product’s “very strange smell.” Another reviewer cautioned that Ivy Dry “will dry your skin up some too! Be sure to follow the instructions, know that it’s going to sting when you first put it on (and for a few minutes afterwards), and just hold out. It’s no instant fix, but it seems to numb the area some and that is worth waiting for! Just don’t put it on a lot more than they recommend. It will dry out your skin as well, and that almost itches as bad!”
Can you really use Ivy Dry for rashes caused by poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac? All three plants contain a poisonous, oily irritant called urushiol. This substance combines with protein in skin to produce the irritation. Urushiol is found in the entire plant and any exposure to it will produce a rash. Some people react very quickly to the poison; others take two to five days to see symptoms. The rash will start to itch and swell, and then produce tiny reddish pimples. Blisters will then form and eventually harden into a yellowish crust. A rash can last three to five weeks. There is no cure for the rash once you get it, but the Ivy-Dry family of products can help relieve the symptoms. The rash is spread by contact with the urushiol, so be sure to thoroughly clean all clothing exposed to the plants.
A well-known product, Ivy Dry has been offering quick, safe itch relief for over 50 years. The manufacturers claim their products are the most effective over-the-counter remedies available for the treatment and prevention of rash and itching from poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.
Ivy Dry’s website displays its expanded line of four products: IVY DRY Super Continuous Spray, IVY-DRY Super Treatment pump spray, IVY-DRY Treatment cream, and IVY-DRY soap. These products are recommended 640,000 times per month, more than any other, according to Pharmacy Times. The Continuous Spray has the advantage of an applicator which allows the benefits of IVY-DRY SUPER to be easily applied to hard-to-reach areas of the body, at any angle, even up-side down. The soap allows consumers to quickly wash away the itch before it has a chance to spread. This product can remove the urushiol from the skin, shortening the healing process. It contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.
Anyone seeking an effective treatment of poison-ivy, poison oak, poison sumac or insect bites should investigate these Ivy Dry products. They promise to control and treat the irritation and itching. Questions about any of Ivy Dry’s products can be directed to this toll free number: 1-800-443-8856.