Poison Ivy, Poison Oak,
and Poison Sumac
Do you suffer from Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac?
The first thing to remember is that any season is Poison Oil Season!
I know many people who suffer from symptoms of it and some worse than others.
I will put here what I have found that will help you or those you know better then other products we have tried in the past.
How do you get Poison Rashes?
If you are not immune to it, you can simply walk by the plant and touch it to get it. The oils of the plants penetrate the skin, causing the itchy rash that can drive you crazy at it's peak.
If you get these oils on your skin, if your dog or cat walks through it and you pet them, by using a weed eater to remove poison ivy will result in spraying your legs with the oils, even burning wood in the winter and breathing the smoke can result in these terrible rashes.
I swear by Burt's Bees Soap to remove the oils from our skin. This blend of jewelweed, clay and pine tar gently cleanses the skin and helps remove the grime left behind from your foray into the great out doors (or your own backyard!)...
Jewelweed has long been touted by alternative medicine supporters as a natural alternative for helping wash away plant oils and also helping reduce itching associated with full blown poison rashes. Here is where we get our
Burt's Bees Poison Ivy Soap.
How do you know if you have it?
First you will begin to feel a slight tingling spot, which gets worse and begins to feel more like itching.
Soon it will grow into a rash which will increase in size. The red sores will continue to enlarge with fluid looking like watery blisters, soon followed by oozing or crusting.
It will undoubtedly be the worse and one of the itchiest experiences a person will every have.
Many people use lotions or jels to stop the itch. Personally we prefer not to touch and spread it, so we use the
Poison Oak, Ivy Pills are a Solution
We are in love with the Hyland's Ivy/Oak Tablets. These are a traditional homeopathic formula for the relief of symptoms after you have had contact with poison oak or ivy. Hyland's is also safe for adults and children and it can be used in conjunction with other medications to quickly
eliminate Ivy rash symptoms.
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