As the song goes, yes it does indeed make you itch, but you do not need an ocean of Calamine lotion if you've got Jewelweed around.
Man, this stuff really works! I have no idea how in the world I got poison ivy - maybe from camping during Labor Day. Why am I the only lucky one to get it?
I'm using my Jewelweed Salve about twice a day and it has stopped it from spreading, stopped the itch and seems to be calming the inflammation so it can heal. I'm on day 2-3 and (knock on wood) it seems to be almost clear. Now I know to always have this stuff handy!