How to avoid Poison Ivy and Poison Ivy safety tips courtesy of Topricin Pain Relief. There’s nothing more irritating than a skin rash to put a damper on summer fun. Poison ivy is among the most common skin rashes to get while playing outside during the summer.
The folks at Topricin Pain Relief sent OCM some Poison Ivy safety tips:
- Always wear long pants when you walk through woods and when you are removing weeds with a ‘weed-eater’.
- Poison ivy should never be burned and the smoke should never be inhaled.
- Do your best not to touch something that has already touched poison ivy (including garden tools and pets).
- Wear gloves and use caution when yanking the poison ivy vine out by the roots anytime of the year.
- Oil from poison ivy is extremely stable and will stay potent forever, so use caution if wearing seasonal clothing or tools that may have oil on them from last summer.
More notes on Poison Ivy safety tips… It is important to note that anyone who has typical poison ivy symptoms accompanied by a fever higher than 100 F, breathing problems, blisters that ooze yellow fluid, or a rash that affects the eyes and/or mouth should seek medical attention.
For typical symptoms, however, natural remedies such as Topricin pain relief and healing cream can be an effective way to manage poison ivy.
To learn more about Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, go to their website.