Home Remedies 
Relieve Poison Ivy and Poison Oak
Immediate Treatment Remedy


Within the first 30 minutes of coming in contact with poison ivy or poison oak 
wash area with soap and water to help prevent a rash outbreak. Avoid soaps that contain moisturizers and don't use a washcloth, 
which will spread plant oils and potential rash. If water is not available use rubbing alcohol to wash away the resin before an allergic reaction takes hold. 








1. Baking Soda
To relieve the discomfort of poison ivy and promote healing by drying blisters soak in a bath fill with cool water mixed with one cup of baking soda.                         

 
                                                                        
2. Mint Tea Bath  
To relieve the itch of poison ivy and to promote healing by drying blisters steep a few peppermint tea bags in a cup of hot water then allow to cool to room temperature. Saturate a cotton ball with tea solution and dab onto blisters. Refrigerate remain tea for repeated applications throughout the day.                                                                                                      


3. Diaper Rash Cream
Apply to the infected area to reduce itching and dry blisters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                            
4. Hemorrhoid Ointment
Apply cream to infected areas to reduce swelling, itching and dry blisters. 
    

                               
5. Aloe Vera Gel
Apply gel to infected areas to reduce itching and promote healing. 





6. Jewel Weed Plant
This hardy plant has tall, translucent stems with trumpet-shaped yellow and orange flowers and is called the Jewel weed plant or touch-me-not. If immediately upon coming into contact with poison ivy or poison oak you crush a handful of this plants leaves and stems extracting its juice and applying onto affected areas it will help to stop an allergic reaction. Research indicates this plant helps to stop poison ivy and poison oak infections, insect bites, razor burn, acne, heat rash, ringworm and many skin disorders.  (Jewel weed Impatiens Capensis Meerb)
                                                                                  


7. Epsom Salt
To relieve itching by laying a saturated towel with a mixture of Epsom salt and water over the infected area. Salt will help to dry blisters and promote healing.    



8. Vinegar and Oatmeal
To relieve itch soak in a bath with 1 cup apple cider vinegar and 1 cup oatmeal. The cool sensation of the vinegar will help to reduce itching and the oatmeal will dry blisters.                                                                 

            
9. Oatmeal Paste
Mix oatmeal with water to create a spreadable paste and apply to the infected area. Once dried you can reapply to relieve itching and promote healing.   



10. Rubbing Alcohol 
Immediately upon contact wash affected area with rubbing alcohol or any alcoholic beverage to prevent an allergic reaction or breakout. 





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