I stated in a recent message that I was stung by a saddleback caterpillar a few days ago and it was very painful. The only thing that helped alleviate the pain was ice. I would like to hear other remedies for stopping pain of stings. I noticed on a medication ointment stick for stings at the pharmacy that the main ingredient was ammonia. Also, I have heard that meat tenderizer is good. I sure don't mind buying a potion at the pharmacy if it works! Any suggestions?
Also: I have a bad reaction to poison ivy, but I don't think most people know how poison ivy works. It seems to bind with skin after a few minutes and using soap is not helpful if you wait too long. The potent oil can get on skin, clothes, in smoke, etc. I wonder if there is something available that you can spray on your body when you think you have been exposed?