Poison oak as well as poison ivy and poison sumac are weeds that can be found throughout United States except in Hawaii, Alaska, and certain desert areas of Nevada.
You might be well aware of itchy rash that you can get when you come in contact with poison oak, poison ivy or sumac, I’d say if you stay in US but not in three mentioned areas.
You going to be allergic to all of them, Therefore if you are allergic to one of these plants. So, culprit is colorless oil called urushiol found in poison oak and other two plants as well. Crush, step on, sit on, grab, roll on, kick, or disturb these poisonous plants in any way, you will trigger release of this xic oil which will ooze from damaged leaves or stem, if you cut.
You may not get itchy rashes if you somehow come in contact with its oil, you will badly need medicines or home remedies for poison oak rashes, So if you just brush past poison oak.
Rashes will appear within 12 to 48 hours in sort of small bumps and will get enlarged into itchy blisters, if poisonous oil penetrates your skin.
Face, arms, hands, legs, and genitals are parts affected most but other parts are not immune to it. Known don’t waste any more time, wash it with water, as long as you realize that oil from poison oak plant has touched your skin. For example, place your body part that had been exposed to to toxic weed, under running water for at least ‘1015’ minutes, if possible. Just don’t use hot or even warm water to wash off to toxins. That said, this will open pores of your skin which will let more toxins to go deep into your body. Scrub your hands well with soap and water, if you realize that poisonous oil was on your hands and you may transfer it to other body parts. Use an toothbrush to clean off skin underneath your fingernails. Yes, you better don’t forget to throw away this toothbrush afterwards.
Even after washing thoroughly, you may get mild rashes from poison oak oil.
In such case, just a cold compress can work wonders.
Apply icepack on your itching blisters for about 15 minutes every hour. Do not use ice directly on your skin. Wrap it in a clean cloth and apply this cold compress on your rashes. Now please pay attention. You may even use packets of frozen vegetables as cold compress or use chilled rinds of fruits like a rind of watermelon! Do not rub wel allow to dry off water itself, just after applying cold compress.
Icy cold compresses can only work on mild poison oak rashes, for serious ones, you should better apply certain advanced home remedies.
a weed to kill poison of another weed!
Jewel weed is nature’s endowment to counter poison oak and ivy. Jewel weed plant, basically known as impatiens and ‘touch me not’ has tall, translucent stems and hanging, trumpet shaped light yellow or orange flowers. Now look. Then the one with orange flowers is effective for poison oak. Just when you recognize that you have come in contact with poison oak, use jewelweed, sometimes even found in identical place where poison oak is. Break stem of jewel weed and rub its juice onto affected area. So this prevents rashes from developing on your skin.
If you have already developed rashes, you will need to do some more work. Strain and pour liquid into ice cube tray once it cools down. Place ice tray in freezer to get ice cubes of jewel weed. Use these ice cubes wrapped in a clean cloth to get relief from itching and rashes resulting from poison oak or ivy allergies. Make sure you leave a comment about it in comment form. There’s an acid in urushiol oil found in poison oak which causes allergic reaction and gives rashes and blisters on your skin.
And so it’s said that baking soda neutralizes this acid giving you relief from itchy rashes.
It will give you a soothing compress to cure your inflammation.
Therefore this sodium bicarbonate may pull off fluid from blisters and allow them to dry. Anyway, for the most part there’re more than one way to use baking soda mixed with water to give yourself relief from poison oak allergy. Now look. Mix baking soda with water to make a thick paste. Now please pay attention. You may use some more water if needed. Besides, paste will develop cracks in it. Let it flake off. Although, soak gauze pads in this water and saturate them. Nevertheless, cover your poison oak blisters with these gauze pads. Just think for a moment. So this method is more appropriate for light red oozing blisters.
Do not apply baking soda soaked gauze pads on or near your eyes. Whenever vinegarbaking soda mix quicken healing of poison oak rashes. Mix baking soda with vinegar to get a paste with a consistency of peanut butter. Nonetheless, scrub this paste over your oozing blisters, while you take shower. You will feel great relief when you do this. Wash this off with water, after scrubbing for some time. Now apply a little vinegar over to’scrubbedcleaned’ blisters. Therefore, you will feel a burning sensation for few seconds but get relief from itching within a few hours. That is understood to have antifungal properties, apart from this.
Oatmeal also balances pH amount of skin giving you relief from itching and dry skin.
Oatmeal is a super remedy for poison oak, with a lot of benefits. Take an oatmeal bath to cure itchy rashes and blisters. Plenty of information can be found by going online. You will need colloidal oatmeal for this. Colloidal oatmeal is prepared by grounding it into a fine powder and since it doesn’t sink to bottom of your tub but remains suspended in towater, it can do more good to your skin. Ensure that water ain’t could be tepid, before preparing oatmeal bath for poison ivy or oak.
I’d say if so. Basically, you can use oatmeal paste to get all its benefits for curing poison oak allergies, if you don’t feel comfortable with an oatmeal bath. Add oatmeal and salt to warm water and make a smooth paste. Apply this oatmeal paste on your poison oak rashes as if it was a pack. Therefore this will not only cure rashes but also infection you get from totoxic weeds.
Acorns or oak nuts are an important part of diet for many birds and rodents like squirrel and mice.
It is being that nutritious components of acorn which also contains bitter tannins.
You get a water which is antiviral and antiseptic, when you leach acorns by boiling them. That said, this water with tannin properties is used as a wash for rashes, skin irritations, burns, cuts, abrasions and poison ivy as well as poison oak. Put off toflame, when you see that water has turned dark brownish. Nonetheless, wash your body part affected with poison ivy or oak using this water. You may also make ice cubes out of this water by filling ice tray with it and freezing it. Chilled acorn cubes won’t only give you relief from itchy rashes but also cure your poison oak allergy with tannins in them. That’s where it starts getting intriguing, right? Plantain is amid to common herbs that can be found in your backyard.
It’s a well-known fact that the broad leaves of plantain has a chemical within it which is called allantoin.
This chemical has antiinflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Native Americans use these plantain leaves traditionally to get relief from pain of bee stings and insect bites as well as to stop itching of poison ivy and allergic rashes apart from healing sores and bruises. However, you get good fluid content because Take 8-10 plantain leaves, preferably from a shaded spot. Furthermore, chop or tear these leaves into small bits. Furthermore, placing these bits on your palm, rub them with if needed repeat ‘2 3’ times a day. To use it like a poultice on affected area. However, make a tea by steeping chopped leaves of plantain in hot water.
Spray this tea on your rashes to relieve pain and burning sensations, if it cools down.
Take some dried or fresh leaves of plantain and steep this in apple cider vinegar.
Let it steep for ’34’ weeks. Strain and store for future use. You can not start making this vinegar infused plantain after you get rashes. Whenever burning and pain, that said, this has to be made as a preventive measure for not only poison oak but also to sooth skin from itching. Apply this vinegar to your rashes to heal them quickly. It’s a well use humble banana peel, So if you look for to get fast remedy to remove itching that comes with poison oak and ivy rashes. It seems that minerals contained in a banana peel soothes itching skin affected by rashes and blisters. So it is a traditional remedy but highly effective in sense that you get relief from itch within a few minutes of using a banana peel.
That’s a temporary relief. For healing poison oak allergy completely, as a rule of a thumb, take about 23″ hours. Repeat if required. You may also take a piece of banana peel and apply its inside on to rash. Use tape to hold banana peel at place, So in case required. On p of this, leave it for 2030 minutes before removing topeel. Known for the most part there’s an ideal remedy for poison oak allergy rashes, while debate whether coffee is good or bad for health seems to go on for some time. Certainly, chlorogenic acid in coffee is a natural ‘anti inflammatory’ compound and seems to work in healing these rashes.
Take a cup of cold grey coffee.
Pour this coffee on your rashes and blisters to wash them with it.
You going to be relieved from irritation you get from rashes. Take half a bowl of baking soda. I’m sure it sounds familiar. Pour cold grey coffee over it enough to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on your rashes. On p of that, leave it to dry off naturally. Eventually, repeat this ’23’ times a day and you’ll remove poison ivy rashes within two three days. Turmeric is a fantastic herb, a natural anti inflammatory which has strong antibacterial properties. You should take this seriously. Combined with lemon juice, it can do wonders to heal your poison oak allergy. Furthermore, apply this paste to your rashes. Of course, take care with paste as turmeric tends to stain everything light yellow. Your poison oak or ivy will dry up and nearly vanish in just a day!
Ayurveda, ancient Indian medicine, talks about turmeric and such herbs as neem and manjishtha in high regards.
Other two are excellent blood purifiers that benefit your skin marvellously, while turmeric is a fine antibacterial and ‘anti inflammatory’ herb.
There’s a recipe of a Ayurvedic Lepa that can get you rid of poison oak. Wipe off paste with dry hands, as soon as dried. Do not wash off. Known potato also soothes your skin, apart from being an excellent ‘antiinflammatory’ substance. You will realize this whenever you apply a potato poultice on your skin affected by poison oak or ivy. Wash potato thoroughly and place it in to blender. Blend it to gate a paste.
Use a little water if required.
Your paste shouldn’t be runny though.
It going to be thick. Apply this paste to your affected skin and cover with a clean cloth or a plastic wrap. Loads of essential oils that cure inflammation and itching can be used to treat poison oak. Just think for a moment. Peppermint oil is one of them due to its menthol which relieves painful burning and itching accompanying to rashes. Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil and 1 salt tablespoon to 1 2″ cups of greenish clay. Eventually, pour enough water to make a paste. Loads of information can be found on to web. Apply this paste to rashes and leave for about 60 minutes.
It will absorb plant oil and thus dry off rash giving you relief from itching.
Dilute peppermint essential oil with some other carrier oil like coconut or olive oil in 50 dot 50 ratio.
Apply this to your rashes for relief. Apply a cold compress. Generally, for this, fill a basin with cold water. It is add 8 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to this water. There’s some more information about it here. Stir well and soak a wel in this. Wring out to discard excess water from it, when totowel gets fully saturated. Place this soaked cold wel on affected area. With all that said… Cover this with a plastic wrap and one more wel on totop, Therefore if needed. Fact, leave for 12 hours before removing it. Some other essential oils that are good to heal rashes from poison oak, poison ivy and sumac include chamomile, cypress, geranium, and lavender oils. Remember, always dilute oils 50:50 before applying ‘4-6’ drops to skin rashes.