Tuesday, June 21, 2005

summertime fun


no, this isn't just any old picture of a freaky eyeball. this is my freaky eyeball, with POISON IVY adjacent to it. yes, it's time for my yearly bout of dermatitis, blessedly appearing (so far) only on my left eyelid, my neck, and a few fingers. i have learned over the years that, come june, i somehow come into contact with poison ivy from the air around me.

let me share an unbeatable home remedy for curing the dreaded itch: run water so hot you can hardly stand it on the affected areas for as long (or longer) than you can bear. repeat as needed. this seriously does clear it up pretty quickly. unfortunately, it doesn't seem like a good idea to run scalding water on my eyelid.

2 comments:

david said...

If it makes you feel better, I have a dozen chigger bites all over my body. They have turned all scaby from my scratching... The thing that always cured my itchy spots was the ocean!

miss gliss said...

oh liz... we should get you some giant fly-eye old lady sunglasses for the next time you want to touch your eyes to the things you're allergic to. kidding...