A dermatologist in the United States has revealed clarified vital facts about poison ivy, and how to avoid it this summer. His medical updates were in response to varying reports and frightening rumours which claimed the plant could be much stronger and cause higher rates of itchy rashes. The oil in the Ivy specie’s leaves, stems and roots are the reason for rashes in 75% of the U.S. population.
A professor at Pennsylvania State University at Hershey, Dr.David Adams informed that poison ivy’s sternness and number of cases have made a little change during the past 15 years as per The Sun Daily.
The most interesting fact is the time span, in which a skin irritation grows to depend upon on an earlier contract to urushiol oil. In the initial stage victims, the irritating symptoms tend to appear within 7 to 10 days after the contract with poison ivy. The rashes have breakouts within two or three days. The rash is not at all contiguous
Also, airborne oil ceases to breakouts. People should stay away from yard fire that carries out burning poison ivy plants, as contact to the smoke could boost up skin swelling and itchiness.
However, poison ivy rashes mostly affects people while people plucking weeds from areas, which includes front yards. Therefore, after working in the yard, people must clean their garden tools and work clothes.
Adams explained furthermore, though he treats Poison ivy rash victims mostly in summer, he also has found a number of victims during winter as well, as during winter holidays, when people remove dead vines from Christmas leaves, the ururshiol remains very powerful and unsafe.
How to treat Poison Ivy Rashes?
People with rashes can use calamine lotion and cortisone for the cure of insignificant and fewer rashes. In the meantime, a prescribed medication such as creams can aid to unadorned cases.
It also stated that One-fourth of individuals do not have any chemical reaction to Toxicodendron radians. Most of the people suffer from a poison ivy rash because of the urushioil oil, a vibrant liquid.
The good news about the creepy plant is that, only skin interact-action will not lead to a break out of rash, according to CTV News
Adams clarified that leaves, stems, or roots have to be broken for the oil to be leaked out. A poison ivy rash itself isn’t contagious. Blister fluid doesn’t contain urushiol and won’t spread the rash. In addition, fortunately, you can’t get poison ivy from another person unless you’ve had contact with urushiol that’s still on that person or on his or her clothing.
Dr. Adams has seen the various ways a person can come into contact with the oil and says, “The most common method, though, is that someone is pulling out weeds and then they rub an eyelid or something.”