Home Remedies For Poison Ivy

27 Jan

Poison ivy is a skin related problem. Common symptoms of poison ivy include skin rashes, redness, itching, blisters and so on. The problem of poison ivy can last for 3 to 4 weeks. Different home remedies can be used to treat the problem of poison ivy. If desired results are not obtained with the use of home remedies, an individual should consult a dermatologist.

Remedies for Poison Ivy

Aloe Vera

Fresh aloe vera gel can be directly applied on the affected area to reduce the pain and itching resulting from poison ivy.

Home Remedies For Poison Ivy

Direct application of aloe vera juice on the affected area can also give the desired results.

Potato

Frequent application of a paste created by mashing boiled potatoes on the affected area can reduce skin irritation and itching resulting from poison ivy.

Banana

Home Remedies For Poison Ivy
Banana can be considered as an effective home remedy for treating poison ivy. To use banana as a home remedy, an individual is required to rub a paste of mashed banana on the affected area. This remedy can provide a soothing effect and help an individual in getting quick relief from the problem of poison ivy. An individual can also rub the inside part of a banana peel on the affected area to cure the symptoms of poison ivy.

Baking Soda Powder

An individual can create a thick paste with the use of baking soda powder (3 teaspoons) and water (1 tablespoon) and apply this paste on the affected area to treat the problem of poison ivy. To obtain quick results, baking soda powder can also be added to the water used for bathing.

Oatmeal

Home Remedies For Poison Ivy
Regular application of cooked oatmeal paste on the affected area can reduce the rashes and itching resulting from poison ivy. Another option is to take a bath with lukewarm water containing oatmeal.

Crystal Salt

The problem of poison ivy can be treated with the use of crystal salt. Applying a paste created with the use of crystal salt and water directly on the affected area can reduce the burning sensation resulting from poison ivy. An individual suffering from the problem of poison ivy can also take a bath with water containing crystal salt.

Goldenseal Powder

Direct application of a paste created with the use of goldenseal powder (2 teaspoons) and water (2 teaspoons) can reduce the itching, stiffness and pain resulting from poison ivy.

Home Remedies For Poison Ivy

To obtain better results, water can be replaced with apple cider vinegar (1 teaspoon).

Peppermint

Direct application of the juice extracted from peppermint leaves on the affected area can provide a soothing effect and relief from the itching or burning sensation resulting from poison ivy. Peppermint oil can also be directly applied on the affected area to obtain effective results.

Buttermilk/YogurtHome Remedies For Poison Ivy

Buttermilk can be directly applied on the affected area to treat the problem of poison ivy. Consumption of a glass of buttermilk on a regular basis can also provide the desired results. Yogurt can also be directly applied on the the affected area to treat poison ivy.

Epsom Salt

A pasted created with the use of epsom salt and water can also be directly applied on the affected area to reduce the itching resulting from poison ivy.

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3 Responses to “Home Remedies For Poison Ivy”

  1. niteflyrwoman January 27, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    Oh my that looks so bad.I have never had any kind of ivy or oak outbreak and Ive been in alot of woods.I should knock on wood eh?

  2. Ashley K. Edwards February 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    Oh.Dear.Lord.

    That image will haunt me for the rest of the day.

  3. Carole Ramke February 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    Wow! I have never seen a case of poison ivy that bad, and I used to get it frequently.

    Now I know that it can be stopped as soon as it starts itching. Keep a bar of Grandma’s Lye Soap on hand. Lather up a wash cloth, scrub the area thoroughly and rinse well. As soon as the itching stops, you know you have removed the urushiol from the skin. For more information, see http://www.howtostopcolds.com

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