[toc]Rashes and other symptoms that is caused by the plant Toxicodendron radicus, is commonly known as poison ivy. This plant is found to be highly infectious, developing blisters when you come in contact with it. It generally itches at the first, and with constant itching it may develop into blisters and rashes.
These symptoms are found to occur because of the chemical component called urushinol present in it. The rashes generally do not vanish after sometime, and it is found to vanish only after taking in an anti-dose. It may also cause the same symptoms internally, if you happen to breathe in the plant.
Natural Cures For Poison Ivy
The rashes that are caused may be very itchy and irritating, and when you start itching, it may develop into blisters or spread to other regions. So, the first thing that you must do is to get some relief from the itches, and this can be done with the help of watermelon rind.
Juice out from the water melon and spread it over the rashes. This will cool off the rashes and reduce the itching sensation too. It is also found to reduce irritation to a great extent. You can keep doing this any number of times in a day, as and when you feel itchy.
Rather than the external effects of cooling and irritation relief, cucumber is also found to detoxify the poison, and helps in curing. You can slice off the cucumber and place it on the affected area of the skin. It will also provide cooling effect and reduce the irritation. You can also make a pulp out of cucumber and apply it on the affected region.
The inner lining of the banana peel is found to be of great value in curing the rashes caused due to poison ivy. Rather than throwing away the peels in waste basket, you can make use of it in reducing the formation of blisters. Though it may initially cause irritation while you rub it over the inflamed skin, it will also bring about some good effect in a very less time. You can do it at least three times a day for effective results.
The gel of aloe vera plant is found to treat a number of skin diseases and rashes. This property of aloe vera can be made use of in treating the rashes caused due to poison ivy plant. It will not just ease off irritation, but will also act as an anti-dose for the poison. As prevention is always better than cure, try to take proper precautions when you go to places where these poison plants are found.
The best ever cure for the rashes of poison ivy can be provided by Indian Acalypha. The leaves of the plant can be crushed and mixed with turmeric and applied on the affected skin area. You should leave it as such for a while before washing it off. This will render you quick relief from irritation and itchiness.