Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy
The song Poison Ivy is catchy, with exceptional lyrics and the best-sung version by the Coasters
And chicken pox’ll make you jump and twitch
A common cold’ll cool you and whooping cough’ll fool you
But poison ivy’s gonna make you itch
You’re gonna need an ocean
Of calamine lotion
You’ll be scratching like a hound
The minute you start to mess around
Poison ivy, poison ivy
Well late at night when you’re sleeping
Poison ivy comes a creeping around
How to get rid of Poison Ivy
But if the plant’s oils touch your skin while you are gardening, walking in the field, even petting your dog or cat who rolled in it – you better wash with some good poison ivy soap ASAP to wash off the oil causing irritations (urushiol). The oil can last for years, so wash any utensils, gloves, and tools you used too.
If it got into your skin you may suffer from intense burning and itching with ugly-looking pustules and red raw skin. Scratching makes it worse and if you start you may do it until you bleed. What to do?
There are some natural, safe, effective, and inexpensive ways of getting rid of poison ivy symptoms. Save this information for future use.
Use essential oils.
Use a blend of lavender, melaleuca (tea tree oil), and peppermint oils. Even one oil by itself will work but the blend is best.
An excellent homeopathic remedy for poison ivy is Rhus Toxicodendron. Fortunately, most health food stores are carrying homeopathic remedies. A strength of 12C or 30C is recommended.
The above work very well. People have reported using others remedies such as topically applying witch hazel, cold coffee, oatmeal paste, baking soda bath or paste, alcohol, and apple cider vinegar to the affected areas.
The next time you find yourself in a potentially dangerous garden, do yourself a favor and wear gloves, long pants, long sleeves, or even better, pay an expert to remove it all.
Chiropractic care is not a treatment for poison ivy but it does reduce stress on your nervous and immune systems and can help your body work more effectively to rid it of toxins. We recommend coming in for an adjustment. Don’t worry, the rash is not contagious (even if it looks yucky).