Poison Ivy, Sumac, and Oak - Home Remedies

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What home remedies helped alleviate the symptoms and sign of your poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash?

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Are there any home remedies for a poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash?

As above, in the majority of cases, the symptoms can be controlled at home with the aforementioned medications/formulations until the rash resolves. Though different herbal folk remedies have been used in the past, no definite effective therapy can be recommended at this time.

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Comment from: Goldeagle, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 26

A soap with lye like Octagon works great. Apply to rash area several times per day and don't wash off. It's better than pharmacy products.

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Comment from: MomO3, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 07

For poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash, I mix baking soda and salt with just enough water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the area and it will help relieve the itch and dry the rash.

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