Combating Poison Ivy at Home
Poison ivy is also known as toxicodendron radican . This wood vine is an outstanding manufacturer of urushiol, which can lead to itching or skin rash for several people. Urushiol induced contact dermatitis is what it’s technically known as. Some other indicators are blisters, redness, inflammation etc.
Some easy home tricks are:
- Make a paste of baking soda with water & use it on the rashes. It will give you some useful relief from poison ivy.
- For treating poison ivy garlic oil has also been found to be quite beneficial.
- To avert further spreading wet the area well & then smear the area with table salt. It’s also able to give you some relief.
- You can also hold the affected area under running water for getting some relief from the irritating itch.
- To get some relief from poison ivy remove the skin of a banana & use the inner side for rubbing on the affected area.
- Take a saucepan & pour a cup of sunflower oil along with a cup of feverfew blossoms (fresh). Boil it thoroughly & then lower the temperature. Let it simmer for almost 2-4 minutes. Remove from the heat & allow it to cool down completely. Pour properly chopped garlic (8) cloves & keep the mixture into a jar. Keep it in front of the window for almost 2 weeks & then apply it on the damaged area. Always remember to shake it once every day.
- Add almost 3 cup of oats into hot water. Now douse the affected portion into the mixture & also smear it gently.
- For getting some instant relief arrange for some jewelweed plant steams (freshly cut). Now smear it on the affected area.
- Aloe vera juice is also found to be effective for treating poison ivy.
- Add properly cleaned sweet fern leaves in the boiling water & let it boil thoroughly. Filter the liquid & smear it on the damaged area. It will help to cure the poison ivy.