Avoid the Itch
If you are like me, you want to avoid any contact
with poison ivy. It's the oil in this plant that causes some people
to develop a blister like rash which can be extremely itchy. This
three leaf plant can be found growing on the ground or growing
up trees and rocks. If you have been exposed to poison ivy, wash
up immediately with soap and cool water. There are special
soaps and cleansers that help remove and minimize the spread of
the oil. Tecnu is a popular brand. There are also many ointments
to help dry up the rash and relieve the itching and discomfort
associated with poison ivy. Ivarest is a popular brand. Learn
to identify this plant and, if at all possible, avoid contact.
Also avoid contact with contaminated clothes until properly laundered.
The oil is still present and can again exposes you to this unwanted