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How to treat Poison Ivy


What Is Poison Ivy?

Poison oak or ivy is a plant that found in North America. Methodically known as Toxicodendron diversilobum, it has leaves alienated into three thickly haired leaflets, with three to seven distinct lobes. Poison ivy is woody vines which produce urushiol, a skin irritant that causes an itching rash in most people.

Symptoms of poison ivy

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness
  • Blistering
  • Swelling
  • Severe itching
  • Vesicles and blisters that are filled with fluid
  • Severe allergic complications, both inside the body and on the skin
  • General swelling
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Infection

Home remedy for poison ivy

  • Boil water; put washed leaves of a sweet fern. Steep for a few minutes and strain well. Put this over the affected area. This is useful in curing poison ivy.
  • One more useful remedy would be to wet the infected area and rub it with table salt. It would be provide relief and also prevent the poison ivy from spreading.
  • Garlic oil is helpful in treating poison ivy. Apply it over the affected area and it will remove poison ivy totally.
  • Peel a banana and scrub the inner side of the peel on the rash. This is proving effective in curing poison ivy.
  • Take a bowl of warm water, put 3 cups oats. Now, soak the infected area in this solution and rub it slightly. It would be give immense relief from itching.
  • Combine ¾ cup of warm water and ¼ cup of bleach. Apply this mixture on the affected area, using a washcloth. It will be effectual in killing the poison within 2-3 days.
  • Aloe vera juice is most favorable in healing poison ivy. Apply it over the affected area.
  • Scrub the fresh cut stems of Jewelweed plant over the rash. It would give instant relief from itching.
  • Make a paste using baking soda and water. Apply this paste over the affected region and rinse it off after it dries.

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