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The Treatments And Cures Available For Poison Ivy

By Kevin Rich

People who really love hiking, trekking and camping trips must be very careful while going on these adventurous excursions. There are certain plants like the poison Ivy, poison oak and poison sumac that can really be very bad for your skin. They can causes rashes and blisters to develop on your skin. The main skin irritant that is found in the plant is urushiol which causes, itching, swelling, rashes, redness and burning of the skin. You must know that poison Ivy plant is not at all contagious, you would only be harmed if you come in actual contact of this plant.

Below stated are some highly important points that you would surely tell you everything that you need to know about the cure for poison ivy.

1. Using the right medicines If you really want to get quick relief from the rashes and irritation that is caused by poison ivy it is highly essential for you to use the medicines that are available in the market. Some essential products that you can buy are Towelettes, Tecnu Poison Ivy Scrub and Zanfel. Tecnu is a very good medicine that really helps in eliminating the chemical that causes rashes and blisters on your skin. Make sure that you have read the instructions properly before using the medicine.

2. Use isopropyl alcohol It is known fact that before you apply any medication over the effected areas it is best for you to wash it completely with isopropyl alcohol and water. Do not scratch or rub the area too vigorously as this can cause the blisters to burst. The isopropyl alcohol helps in removing the burning, itchiness and redness that is caused by these plant. Keep the affected area open and avoid coming in contact with rough surfaces.

3. Cooling and drying You must try to cool off the area as soon as possible. The more quickly it dries, the more easily you will get rid of itching and irritation. Try to take cold baths and apply cold compressor and ice cubes on the contaminated area. The drying of rashes will give you relief from itchiness and blisters.

4. Using the calamine lotion You will see that calamine lotion can really give you quick relief from itchiness and redness. Apply the lotion evenly all over the effected area.

In order to gain all the information about poison Ivy it is highly essential for you to read this article.

It is important for us to know the poison Ivy cures and know how to address the problem. Read more about poison ivy rash treatment.

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Rich, Kevin "The Treatments And Cures Available For Poison Ivy." The Treatments And Cures Available For Poison Ivy. 21 Jun. 2010. 3 Feb 2016 <>.

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