First Aid For Poison Ivy

All you need to know about treating poison ivy

What is poison ivy?

Poison ivy is one of the most common plants that cause a skin rash. A sap from the plants causes the skin to irritate, and can even cause allergic reactions.

Signs & Symptoms

  • bright red color
  • severe itching or swelling
  • blisters
  • pus
  • a burning feelings

Self Care & Treatment

  • remove all clothes and shoes that have touched the plant
  • wash your skin with soap and water
  • apply rubbing alcohol to the affected skin parts
  • use an over the counter product
  • to not scratch or rub the rash

Citations

"Emergency & First Aid: First Aid for Poison Ivy." Emergency & First Aid: First Aid for Poison Ivy. Healthy.net, n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.


"Poison IvyToxicodendron Radicans." Medicinal Plants-Poison Ivy. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.


"Pix For Poison Oak Rash Arm." Pix For Poison Oak Rash Arm. Pixgood, n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.


"Cortizone 10 Poison Ivy Relief Pads." Mother Earth News. Mother Earth News, n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.


"POISONOUS PLANTS." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 21 July 2014. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.