How Do You Treat Poison Ivy Blisters?
The best way to treat poison ivy is not to get it in the first place. Remember, ‘leaves of three, leave them be!’ But it isn’t always possible. Despite the precautions of long sleeves and pants, gloves and socks, sometimes we’re still unaware we’ve had contact with poison ivy. Here’s what to do if you think you’ve come across it. Wash what you’re wearing. Poison ivy blisters are caused by an allergic reaction to the oil from poison ivy leaves. Depending on the degree of your allergy, blisters can be caused even by handling clothing that has been in contact. If you think you might have brushed against some, put on rubber gloves to handle the clothing you were wearing. If you’ve accidentally touched poison ivy, wash immediately. The faster you do it, the better the chances are that you won’t get blisters. Pfell’s Naphtha Soap works best, and can be found online or ordered from the Vermont Country Store. You should always have a bar in the house. If you don’t have naphtha, any cleaning so