Poison ivy, Sumac, and Oak are all oils that when they come in contact with skin can cause a mild to severe rash that can easily spread. This is something that you do not want to happen. If the Poison Ivy, Sumac, or Oak goes untreated it could take up to a month for it to clear and leave the system. So knowing a few quick and easy remedies can save a lot of grief.
Baking soda is a good remedy that can be found in almost any kitchen. Mix it with warm water to make a paste and apply it on the affected area. This can be done three times during the day and finally before bed. You can also soak in a bath of warm water and baking soda to treat rashes that have already spread.
Vinegar is a good way to relieve the itch. Wash the area down using water and soap and then rub vinegar on the affected area with a cotton ball. Rinse it off after a few minutes.
If the blisters have started to ooze, you can soak in a bath of warm water and oats. This can soothe the area and dry up exposed blisters quickly.
Use a cup of brewed, left over, black coffee. This is an old folk remedy and a lot of people swear by. It helps get rid of the rash and sooth the affected area.
Any type of cold compresses or even a cold shower or bath can help reduce the itch if it has become too uncomfortable to bear.
Using one or some combination of the remedies listed above will help reduce the itching feeling that comes with Poison Ivy. They will help keep the rash from itching, spreading and lingering on your body for a long period of time.