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How to Treat Poison Ivy Rash and Blisters at Home
Poison ivy is a three-leaf plant commonly found in the United States. The plant contains toxic sticky oil known as urushiol that can cause an allergic reaction. Swelling, blisters, and redness are the common symptoms of poison ivy rash. When it comes to treating poison ivy rash and blisters, the best strategy is prevention. Do not let poison ivy plant’s toxic oil touches your skin.
But accidents happen and if you are a victim of poison ivy rash than don’t worry as we have put together top 6 home remedies to treat poison ivy rash.
Do you know baking soda had the ability to neutralize skin’s PH levels? Alkaline in nature baking soda will help to heal blistered skin and rashes. It also contains antibacterial properties that protect the skin from infections. Take 2 teaspoons of baking soda and make a paste by adding a few drops of water. Apply the mixture over the rashes and cover it with gauze pads. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Do you know aloe Vera is famous for its healing properties? It contains antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that aids to treat poison ivy rash and blisters quickly. Extract fresh aloe Vera gel from a leaf. Apply this gel directly on to affected areas. You will feel instant relief from poison ivy rash. Repeat this two to three times a day for a few days.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil contains powerful antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can cure poison ivy rash and blisters. Being antiseptic tea tree oil will reduce pain, irritation and promotes faster healing of poison ivy rash. Mix 3 to 4 drops of tea tree oil with a tablespoon of olive oil. Apply this solution directly to the affected areas. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse it off with water. Repeat this daily for a few days.
Oatmeal bath is a classic poison ivy treatment. Oatmeal contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can treat poison ivy rash instantly. Fill the tub with lukewarm water and add a cup of fine powder oatmeal in it. Soak in it for 30 minutes. You will feel relief from swelling and itching. Repeat this daily for a few days.
Coconut oil contains antimicrobial and analgesic properties that can soothe rash and blisters. Working as an anti-inflammatory agent it will reduce swelling, pain and will speed up the recovery process. Using a cotton ball apply some coconut oil on the poison ivy rash. Leave it on. Repeat daily.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the best methods to treat poison ivy rash and blisters at home. It contains antimicrobial properties that will help to cure poison ivy rash. Apply few drops of AVC to the rash and leave it on.