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What are different home remedies for poison ivy – a summer problem? Part 1

POISON IVY IDENTIFICATION
– Poison ivy can grow as a vine.
– It can also grow as a single plant or in large clumps.
– It turns into a beautiful orange/red in the fall.
– It has white berries throughout the winter.

POISON IVY INFORMATION
– All articles of clothing that come in contact with poison ivy should be washed with soap and hot water.
– This is done to remove the poison ivy oil.
– Clothing that is in contact with poison ivy should not come in contact with the skin.
– The oil can be transferred from clothing to skin.
– Wash items immediately in a separate load.
– Use a degreaser in your wash like vinegar or Simple Green.
– Never burn poison ivy as the urushiol can become airborne.
– The smoke can get into your eyes or even your lungs.
– If your rash is dripping and oozing, go to physician immediately.
– It is most likely infected.
– It needs to be treated with antibiotics.
– Poison Ivy is not contagious.
– But it can be passed from person to person by transfer of the oil.
– You can also spread it to different parts of your own body by touching and scratching.
– Use a cotton ball to dab or rub only on affected areas to reduce spreading.
– Learn to identify poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.

POISON IVY HOME REMEDIES

1. SALT FOR POISON IVY
– Use plain table salt along with warm water to carefully scrub the affected area.
– Rinse with hot water later.

2. VINEGAR FOR POISON IVY
– Wash well with vinegar and rinse with hot water.
– Let it dry and then dab vinegar on area with cotton ball.
– Let it get dry.
– Repeat often.

3. VODKA FOR POISON IVY
– Wash well with vodka and rinse with hot water.
– Let it dry and then dab vodka on area with cotton ball.
– Let it get dry.
– Repeat often.

4. BLEACH FOR POISON IVY
– Wash well with bleach and rinse with hot water.
– Let it dry and then dab bleach on area with cotton ball.
– Let it get dry.
– Repeat often.

5. JEWELWEED FOR POISON IVY
– Jewelweed is also known as Touch-Me-Not, latin name – Impatiens biflora
– This is the ultimate of all the poison ivy home remedies.
– Simply crush the leaves of Jewelweed.
– Apply to affected parts of your skin.
– The leaves and the juice from the stem of Jewelweed are used as a treatment for poison ivy, oak and rashes.
– It is also useful for many other types of skin irritations Poultices and salves from Jewelweed are a folk remedy for:
– Bruises
– Burns
– Cuts
– Eczema
– Insect bites
– Sores
– Sprains
– Warts
– Ringworm

6. PLANTAIN FOR POISON IVY
– It is found in yards.
– This works for any type of itch relief.
– Use the crushed leaves just as you would have used jewelweed.
– This plant is a great remedy for mosquito and spider bites too.

7. OIL OF OREGANO
– Oil of Oregano can dissolve the resin.
– It allows it to be washed off.
– It also stops the inflammation, swelling and the itch.
– This also helps to prevent it from spreading.

8. OSHA ROOT TINCTURE
– This is available at health food stores.
– Dab on the affected area and let it dry.

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