Poison Ivy: An Allergic Reaction

You must have been allergic to something that could disturb you internally as well as externally. Allergic reaction is one of the major concerns for most of the people around the world. Allergic reaction is a condition where your immune system reacts abnormally against some foreign substances. allergic reaction for poison ivyThere could be many reason of an allergic reaction such as allergy to some type of drugs, contact dermatitis, animal allergy or even food allergy. It depends on your immune system which decides what is harmful for your body and what is not and reacts in accordance. Today we are going to talk about an allergic reaction that falls under contact dermatitis and it is a reaction of poison ivy. Poison ivy is a stringent plant that can deteriorate the condition of your skin if you get in touch with it as it is one of the most detrimental plants for your skin. Poison ivy also known as Toxicodendron radicans is a poisonous North American flowering plant with each leaf divided into three small leaflets. It is basically a shrub that usually looks like another shrub but if you touch it accidentally it can have deleterious symptoms that could start deteriorating your skin with each day passing. If you are a farmer or nature lover or if you like nourishing plants then you are most likely to have poison ivy on skin. Therefore it becomes imperative to have a thorough look around your vicinity in order to prevent these kinds of reactions. If you see a small shrub trailing along the ground or clinging to trees and if it has a leaf with three leaflets colored in green in summer but red or orange in spring then you should maintain a safe distance from it as it could be poison ivy shrub. You should be aware of the fact that it is highly contagious shrub that if once you get contaminated by this poisonous shrub it will leave you in immense pain.   Toxicodendron radicans for poison ivyAllergic reaction caused by poison ivy can have disturbing symptoms for your skin and as the time passes your skin condition will be worst. There are many symptoms of poison ivy on skin and some of those are swelling of the skin, redness, itching, painful blisters and rashes on your skin and many other symptoms. Urushiol which is oil found in poison ivy plant is the main reason of an allergy and this irritant can cause allergic reaction on your body. According to a study of American Academy of Dermatology, around 85 percent of the population is allergic to poison ivy and nearly 51 million people in the United States suffer an allergic reaction to poison ivy which is quite a big amount. Poison ivy on skin is something that no one wants to have and specially those who have already been gone through it because they know how painful to have poison ivy on skin. You should inquisitive about poison ivy because it is the only nothing that can save you from coming in contact with it. If you know about the poison ivy that how it looks, its physical appearance then you probably is one of the wisest people when it comes to prevent poison ivy on skin. “Prevention is better than cure” we all know it but do we implement it in our lives? Probably not and that is the big reason of occurrence of myriad of health complication in the body and later you have to repent on it that if you would have been prevented this then you would not have been facing the complications which are bothering you right now. It is a condition that has the potential to perturb you for at least a week or two depending on the severity of your condition and can be as onerous as you can’t imagine moreover it can manifest sinister looking complications on your skin. When it comes to its treatment there are many remedies available naturally that can help you get rid of its symptoms. If you accidentally came in contact with poison ivy then you should wash the affected skin thoroughly with lukewarm water or with good quality of soapy water and wash your clothes as well that may have come in contact with poison ivy oil. If you have severe complications such as shortness of breath, rashes on the face or if your rash covers up large area of the body then you should call for emergency service right away. It could be disturbing to know that there is no cure available for poison ivy as it will be gone on its own after three or four weeks but you can do many things to cover up its symptoms during the time period of its outbreak.. Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective home remedy against the poison of poison ivy. You can directly apply apple cider vinegar on your affected skin that will help you draw the toxins out of your skin. baking soda for poison ivyBaking soda can also be used for poison ivy on skin as it can help fasten the healing process of the body as baking soda is one of the most effective drying agents of lesion that can help dry bout your lesion. Aloe vera has lots of nutrients in it that can help relieve the burn caused by poison ivy on skin. It can help soothe the pain and burning sensation caused by poison ivy and will help you get rid of its symptoms in no time. If you want you can use lemon juice as well as it will help you eliminate the oil of poison ivy from your skin. Lemon juice also helps you quickly soothe the pain of your skin.  Water can also be used in order to soothe itching and burning sensation of your skin which could be a big help for your skin. Therefore going naturally can have lots of benefits not only in poison ivy but in other diseases as well.

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