Poison Ivy Rash
How is Poison Ivy Rash Acquired?
Once you come into contact with the Poison Ivy Plant, you basically have about 10 minutes to wash the urushiol oil off your skin before you’re most likely going to get an allergic reaction to the poision ivy plant and end up with a Poison Ivy Rash. Most people don’t realize it, but the better your immune system is, the more intense your rash gets.
Poison Ivy Rash with Blisters
You can develop Poison Ivy Rash with Blisters if the rash is intense enough. It’s as simple as touching items that have actually touched the plant or from clothing and tools. You can also contract the poison ivy oils from your pets. Basically, it’s the urushiol oil that causes the Poison Ivy Rash that causes the irritation and inflammation.
Many people believe if they scratch the Poison Ivy Rash, it will cause the rash to spread. This is a misconception many people have. When the rash spreads, it’s basically due to a delayed reaction to how the skin actually absorbed the oil. The skin absorbs things into the skin differently in different parts of the body
You don’t have to worry about if the blisters break or bust, this would NOT cause the Poison Ivy Rash to spread. Remember the urushiol oil is not in the blister, the blister is the outcome of how the skin reacts when it has a foreign object in it. Your own body produces the water in the blisters. It’s ok to break the blisters if you are using an antimicrobial which prevents and heals infection such as the All Stop™ Poison Ivy Triple Action Pack.
Don’t worry! Poison Ivy Rash won’t last long!
The Poison Ivy Rash will last about one to four weeks. Treatment for the Poison Ivy Rash is directed at relieving the poison ivy symptoms of itching and reducing the size of your poison ivy rash and inflammation. Treating the itch immediately and effectively is critical because scratching can cause bacterial infection. Hydrocortisone creams or sprays also reduce the inflammation, swelling, and itching of poison ivy rashes. They should be used four times a day for best effect. Get rid of your Poison Ivy Rash now!