Poison oak is also referred to as a poison ivy. It is a kind of plant usually found in America. Scientific name of poison oak is termed as Toxicodendron diversilobum. Since lips, eyes, and genitals are most sensitive part of the skin and can be sapped by the poison oak, if exposed. The sufferer may feel the irritation in the skin accompanied with redness, scorching, soreness and ache too. The area where poison oak has touched, there you may find rashes featured by burning and swelling. If the condition is mild then the indication can be seen for a week or 10 days otherwise if the situation becomes serious it may remain for months.
Poison oak rashes is the result, when some one is using a kind of oil called urushiol. It is pale yellow and with no color. It is usually found in the sap of poison oak. Do not touch this oil. You may touch the things, in which this oil exists from before.
Home remedies that are suggested for the treatment of poison oak are as follows -
Massage the affected area with alcohol and then wash it off with plain water. Again wash the affected area using soap. Make the affected area wet and massage it with table salt. This will help the sufferer to get rid of this problem. It also helps in spreading further. The peel of banana can also be used to treat this. Massage the affected area with the inner part of the banana peel, which would surely help you to fight with poison oak. Drench the affected area in water. This will swab away histamines, due to which the sufferer feels pain. You can also try to soak the affected are in the water mixed with certain amount of oats and massage it gently. This will help in minimizing the pain.
Add twenty five percent of bleach with seventy five percent of warm water and apply to the affected area with the help of a wash cloth. This is likely to eradicate the poison within forty eight to seventy two hours.
Aloe Vera juice can also be applied on the area affected; this would help the area to become calm and gives immediate relief from pain. It is an effective home remedy for poison oak.
Taking bioflavonoid accompanied with vitamin C will likely to stay away from the infection and quick scattering of the rashes and cure irritation.
Beta-carotene and calcium helps in pumping up the immune system of the body and cures the affected area rapidly.
Zinc aids in restoring the scratched tissues of the skin.
Do not try to heat the poison oak as it may cause treacherous smoke that is harmful.
Massaging the peels of citrus fruits like lemon may help you out to cure the area where you have touched the poison oak.
Leaves of a peach tree must be heated and put to boil in order to make tea. Make use of a rough container as it releases a residue. Drink this tea and massage the area with this tea. You will observe a great change.