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.