It is no fun getting Poison Ivy. You break out into a red rash, have blisters, and have intense itching. There are some quick and simple ideas to help Poison Ivy that can help you wherever you are when you discover that you have Poison Ivy. Here are some natural remedies for Poison Ivy and home remedies for Poison Ivy:
Water and Soap
As soon as you realize that your skin has come in contact with Poison Ivy rinse the affected area off with water. You have to do this first in order to make sure the oils from Poison Ivy do not spread. After you have washed yourself with water then add soap. Rinse off the soap, and pat dry with something like a paper towel that you can easily throw away so that the oils will not still continue spreading from something like a towel.
Vinegar or Tea Tree Oil
Vinegar or Tea Tree Oil helps take the itching out of your Poison Ivy affected areas. After washing your skin with water and soap, you should use vinegar or Tea Tree Oil on the affected areas. Never use vinegar and Tea Tree Oil together. Soak a cotton ball with vinegar or Tea Tree Oil, and apply it to the places where Poison Ivy has come into contact with your skin. If you used vinegar, rinse off with water. If you used Tea Tree Oil, do not rinse off with water. You can find Tea Tree Oil wherever aromatherapy oils and health food are sold.
Take a bath in water that is room temperature, and mix ½ cup of baking soda into the bath water to help the itching go away. Stay in the water for a nice long soak. You can also try making a paste out of baking soda. Mix water and baking soda together. Put it on the areas where you think Poison Ivy has touched your skin. Repeat the process 3 times daily. This makes excellent home remedies for Poison Ivy because most people have baking soda in their kitchen.
Try taking an oatmeal bath in lukewarm water that is mixed with baking soda and oatmeal. The combination should help especially if you have blisters because it helps to dry out the ooze in the blisters. You can also make a paste with oatmeal. Just cook oatmeal to very warm, but not warm enough to burn your skin. Spread the oatmeal over you Poison Ivy affected areas. Let it dry. The oatmeal paste helps take away the itching and helps dry it out.
Aloe Vera has been used for generations as natural remedies for Poison Ivy because of its natural anti-inflammatory ingredients in the sap of an Aloe Vera plant. Take off one of the leaves from an Aloe Vera plant, and break it in half. It has to be a freshly broken leaf in order to work the way it should. Take the sap on it, and put it directly onto the areas where Poison Ivy had made contact. You should feel better in no time.