Goodbye to Poison Ivy Dermatitis: Mythbusters did this

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Goodbye to Poison Ivy Dermatitis

By CindyBell
June 18, 2012

After coming into contact with poison ivy, grain alcohol will get rid of the dermatitis completely.

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Skiekitty
Jun 18, 2012 9:38 AM CST
Myth Busted

http://mythbustersresults.com/episode50

Vodka can remove poison oak.

busted

For some reason, although most of the MythBusters were allergic to poison oak when they were young (especially Kari, who was exempted from the test because she had once had a dangerous reaction), it didn’t affect anyone but John the Researcher. The vodka still gave no results.
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cawcaw
Jun 25, 2012 8:38 PM CST
Not to believe or doubt without actually trying it myself.
But the original poster said EVERCLEAR 180 PROOF.

Mythbusters said vodka.
Are they the same thing?
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lovemyhouse
Jun 25, 2012 9:22 PM CST
Nope, they ain't. Big Grin
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Name: CindyBell Bellwood
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CindyBell
Jan 21, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Skiekitty said:Myth Busted

http://mythbustersresults.com/episode50

Vodka can remove poison oak.

busted

For some reason, although most of the MythBusters were allergic to poison oak when they were young (especially Kari, who was exempted from the test because she had once had a dangerous reaction), it didn’t affect anyone but John the Researcher. The vodka still gave no results.

Most Vodka is 80 proof. Only 40% alcohol. Try Everclear instead. It's 90% or higher.
Name: CindyBell Bellwood
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CindyBell
Jan 21, 2015 6:58 PM CST
cawcaw said:Not to believe or doubt without actually trying it myself.
But the original poster said EVERCLEAR 180 PROOF.

Mythbusters said vodka.
Are they the same thing?


That is 90% alcohol.
Name: CindyBell Bellwood
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CindyBell
Jan 21, 2015 7:00 PM CST
cawcaw said:Not to believe or doubt without actually trying it myself.
But the original poster said EVERCLEAR 180 PROOF.

Mythbusters said vodka.
Are they the same thing?


No Vodka is not the same as Everclear. Vodka is mostly 80 proof or 40% alcohol, Everclear is 180 proof or 90%. Sorry but I've been using it for over 5 years and yes it works on others in my family too. You have to use the right thing.
Name: CindyBell Bellwood
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CindyBell
Jan 21, 2015 7:13 PM CST
CindyBell said:
Most Vodka is 80 proof. Only 40% alcohol. Try Everclear instead. It's 90% or higher. Try using the right product and It will work so there is no myth busted here.


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