Poison Ivy Rash
Poison Ivy belongs to the family of Anacardiaceae which is a plant. This plant produces usrushiol. Usrushiol is known for producing itchiness on skin and this itchiness is the sole reason of poison ivy rash. The technical name of this rash is Urushiol- Induced Contact Dermatitis. A person who has got poison ivy rash may develop inflammation which is red in colour, blistering and bums that are not having any colour. A person may feel like itchiness and when he scratches then, he may develop reddishness. The blisters secrete a fluid but this fluid is not harmful. The poison ivy rash is continued for four weeks if left untreated.
Poison ivy plants should not be burned as this plant becomes more harmful when blended with air. If a person comes into contact with the smoke of poison ivy plant then, he may get respiratory problems. Washing hands using good soap can help reduce the problem to a great extent.
Treatment of Poison Ivy
Corticosteroids can be used if poison ivy rash is grown, as with the help of this the rash can be lessened. One should not scratch the affected area as the problem of poison ivy rash can be aggravated. Blend baking soda in water and then take bath with this water, this is one of the best home remedies that you can use to treat poison ivy rash. Apply medication over the affected area as directed by your physician.
Poison ivy rash can be developed if you come in contact with poison ivy plant. So, you should avoid visiting that place where you get poison ivy plant. However, if you get poison ivy rash, then same can be treated with the help of effective measures.