5 Ways to Remedy the Itch of Poison Ivy and its Evil Cousins

4. Keep Rubbing Alcohol with You to Stop the Rash from Spreading

Rubbing alcohol can stop urushiol from being fully absorbed by your skin, so this is a great way to minimize the spread of poison ivy, oak or sumac after you have been exposed to one of their leaves.

Simply apply rubbing alcohol to the affected area right away to reduce the severity and spread of the itchy rash. Due to this trick, many people take a small container of rubbing alcohol with them whenever they go into the woods.


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