articles

A quick cure for poison ivy is to immediately wash the skin with warm, soapy water, states the American Academy of Dermatology. Washing the skin is crucial as it prevents the oils from the poison ivy from spreading to ot... More »

www.reference.com Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

Bleach does not cure poison ivy, and applying it to the skin can cause tissue damage and delay healing, according to Maryland Primary Care Physicians. Bleach can lead to chemical burns and skin irritation and destroy a p... More »

www.reference.com Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

Poison ivy normally resolves on its own within one to three weeks, according to MedicineNet. A doctor may prescribe an oral corticosteroid to treat a rash and blisters that cover a large area of the body, and he may pres... More »

www.reference.com Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions
similar articles

Treat poison ivy by immediately rinsing the skin with soap and water, apply hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion, use cool compresses to sooth the skin and take antihistamines to ease symptoms, according to the Americ... More »

www.reference.com Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

Bleach does not cure poison ivy, and applying it to the skin can cause tissue damage and delay healing, according to Maryland Primary Care Physicians. Bleach can lead to chemical burns and skin irritation and destroy a p... More »

www.reference.com Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

Patients with poison ivy should avoid scratching, take short baths in colloidal oatmeal, and apply cortisol or hydrocortisone cream to the affected area, advises the American Academy of Dermatology. Antihistamine pills c... More »

www.reference.com Health Conditions & Diseases Allergies

Some remedies to treat a poison ivy rash are washing the skin area with water, applying cold compresses, using aloe vera gel or witch hazel and taking a warm bath with a colloidal oatmeal product. After direct exposure t... More »

www.reference.com Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions