Should I wear make-up while I have Poison Ivy on my face? What should I do to get rid of it?

Health advice for poison ivy

  • Till the time your condition is cured, it would be better if you avoid using make-up. You can apply Aloe Vera juice or cream on it for a few days. Aloe Vera is a good home remedy for skin disorders. It will not only cool the skin but will speed up the healing process.
  • Alcohol can be effectually used as a natural cure for poison ivy. Rub it on the affected skin and then rinse it with water. Wash your skin with soap and water and wipe it gently.
  • Wet the skin and lightly chafe it with table salt. This natural treatment relieves itching and prevents further spreading.
  • Rubbing the skin with the internal side of the peel of banana has been found very beneficial in treating poison ivy. You can place the affected skin under running water to remove the histamines which are the cause of itching.
  • You can soak in warm water in which raw oats have been added. While doing this you can also rub your skin with the mixture. Oats will alleviate itching and cure poison ivy rapidly.
  • Prepare a solution with 3/4th up of water and 1/4th cup of bleach. Soak a soft cloth in it and apply it on the skin 2 to 3 times a day.

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