What Are Some Good Remedies to Treat a Poison Ivy Rash?

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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 to the oil released by a poison ivy plant, it is advisable to rinse the area with cold water or rubbing alcohol to remove this substance, suggests Dr. Andrew Weil.

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