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Poison Ivy and You

Updated on December 14, 2014

Poison Ivy and You

Poison Ivy and You

By Tiffany Latte

Poison Ivy a little plant that seems to be every where you go. A plant that almost seems to be waiting to say,"Gottcha". But if we are smart we will always be ready for these little mishaps. If you are outside they can occur more often than you think. Poison Ivy has such a lovely rust color in the fall it is easy to place it in some Fall floral arrangement, which of course could prove to create a bit of a problem.

Our best defense in any situation is knowledge. It is always easier to handle somethings when you know what you dealing with. In the case of Poison Ivy ignorance is not bliss. Poison Ivy is a three leaf plant. It grows all over the U.S. with the exception of the West Coast. It is always a good idea to wear protective clothing when you are in wooded areas, although Poison Ivy can be right in your backy

Wash skin with water

Remedies for Poison Ivy are hydro-cortisone creams and a natural remedy such as Jewel weed. Jewel weed is a natural product known to be good for the skin. The leaves and the juices from the stem are used on Poison Ivy.


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      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      I love the title.