Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Poison Ivy Symptoms and Treatment

Odds are you're here because you've recently come into contact with poison ivy and are looking for poison ivy symptomstreatments and remedies. This site covers these areas and much more! Feel free to navigate through the pages across the top of this website to find exactly what you are looking for. There are a number of poison ivy remedies that can help soothe the skin and stop the itching. For starters, wash the areas with cold water and dish washing soap. The cold water will help close your pores and stop the urushiol oils from entering your skin. Dish washing soap is stronger than regular hand soap, which will also stop the urushiol oils from entering your skin. Bathing in epsom salt or baking soda will help with the poison ivy itching, you may need to do this more than once a day. I personally like to apply aloe vera to the affected poison ivy areas, it cools the skin and stops the itching for a few hours. You will find more poison ivy remedies throughout this site. Besides these home remedies there are products on the market that are available to treat poison ivy rashes. If you would see the list of products, visit the poison ivy products page. Read on to learn more about poison ivy.

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Poison ivy leaves.
What is Poison Ivy?

Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are toxic plants that cause skin irritation when you come in contact with them. Poison ivy leaves contain oils called urushiol, which is what causes skin rash, redness, swelling and blisters. Poison ivy symptoms are more severe for 10% to 15% of the population. There are several poison ivy treatments that are available, but time is the best cure for poison ivy. The poison ivy rash can last up to two months on the skin from initial contact. Signs of rash on the skin can appear in as little as 6 hours or can take up to 48 hours. If you know you've come in contact with poison ivy leaves, you need to wash the affected areas immediately with cold water and dish washing soap. However, most people do not know when they've come in contact with poison ivy leaves and will develop rashes a few hours later. View Poison Ivy Remedies to see what you can do to stop the itchiness and swelling. Continue reading if you would like to know how to get rid of poison ivy rash symptoms.
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My hand after week one!
How to get rid of Poison Ivy!

This site will show you how to identify the different poison ivy leaves, to prevent you from coming into contact with them. This site will also cover poison ivy symptoms and what you should do if you've come into contact with the plant. Lastly, you will find some treatments and home remedies that can be done to soothe the skin and reduce itchiness and swelling. All this information can be found near the top of this website. You will find Types of Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy Symptoms, Poison Ivy Treatment, and Poison Ivy Home Remedies.
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Another shot of my hand.
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My wrist after day 10!
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My leg day 12.
I hope you will find this poison ivy website helpful and will actually learn something that will help your current or future situation. If you are new to poison ivy, I would recommend looking at the different types of poison ivy. If you currently have poison ivy, you should look at the symptoms and home remedies page then the treatment page.