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Highly Important Things That You Must Remember About Poison Ivy

By Kevin Rich

I would like to tell you that Poison Ivy, poison sumac and poison Oak all belong to the family of Rhus. It is known fact that these plants are mainly found along mountain trails and around lakes. You will see that these plants contain urushiol which is chemical oil. The oil is released by the plant when someone touches it. There are many people who are allergic to urushiol that is why they experiences, rashes, redness and allergic when they come into contact with these plants.

Some will see that some people are highly allergic to poison Ivy chemical that is why it is advisable for them to stay away from this plant. If you are going on a camping, trekking or hiking trip then you can surely experience these rashes. In order to fully understand the poison Ivy you must know about its symptoms and cures. This article would surely provide you all the important information that you need.

1. Is Poison Ivy Contagious I would like to tell you that the chemical oil urushiol is contained in the branches, leaves, roots and the bark of the plant that is why as soon as you touch then you would be contaminated. In the winters also this plant can be harmful for you if you touch any of its parts. You must know that the poison ivy should never be burnt because the smoke emitted by the plant can really cause some serious reactions.

2. Poison Ivy The rash that you get after coming into the contact with this plant looks very dangerous but the true fact is that it is not at all contagious. The fluid that comes out of the rash blisters also does not cause the rashes to spread further. The rashes can only get worse if you come in contact with clothes that were contaminated by them. You must always wash your clothes very carefully after you have come into contact with this plant.

3. The time period for which poison Ivy is contagious It is a myth that poison Ivy is contagious but if you are suffering from the rashes then it would take at least two to three days to get cured. There are various special medicines available in the market that can help in curing the itch that is cause by the plant. If you want you can also use various home remedies for quick relief.

Well these are some essential things that you must remember about the rashes that are caused by them.

So is poison ivy contagious? And what are the best poison Ivy cures? Find out full details.

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Rich, Kevin "Highly Important Things That You Must Remember About Poison Ivy." Highly Important Things That You Must Remember About Poison Ivy. 2 Jul. 2010. 24 Feb 2015 <>.

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