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How To Cure Poison Ivy Rash?

Update Date: Sep 01, 2016 04:17 PM EDT
Poison Ivy foliage during autumn leaf coloration in Ewing, New Jersey
Poison Ivy foliage during autumn leaf coloration in Ewing, New Jersey (Photo : Wikimedia Commons)

Although poison Ivy is a bit tough to identify, it can be found extensively in the United States. Fortunately for residents of Alaska and Hawaii, the poisonous plant is not found there.

For starters, you can identify poison ivy in the United States, because it grows as a shrub. The irritation of poison ivy starts out slowly. All you see is a tingly feeling and body parts turning red. However, after a couple of minutes, the rash spreads.

So, if you have ever experienced the pains of touching a poison ivy, here are some remedies to help you out.

#1: Cucumber

You can use a slice of cucumber and place it in the affected area. If you have a larger area to cover, using a cucumber mash can work wonders for your skin.

#2: Apple Cider Vinegar

This is a home remedy, which helps in killing the poison of poison ivy. You need to soak a brown paper bag in the apple cider vinegar and then place it over the affected areas to bring out the toxin.

#3: Oatmeal Bath

This might sound ridiculous but it is one of the most effective home remedies concerning poison ivy rash. You need to grind a cup of oatmeal in the blender, make a fine powder out of it and place it in a foot stocking or a cheese cloth.

Once you have that knot the material, so it doesn't slip out and put it under the faucet of your bath tub. Now, all you need to do is fill the tub with lukewarm water and soak in it. If the process seems too messy, you can try creating an oatmeal pouch, dip it in water and apply in the affected areas. However, the effects will not be as prominent as the bath.

So, now that you know about poison ivy and the ways to cure the allergy, make sure that you keep yourself safe from its infection.

 

 

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