Poison Ivy: 8 Simple And Surprising Home Remedies For Painful, Itchy Rashes

Written By PHIL MUTZ

With the end of summer, there are plenty of “outdoor risks” that we tend to stop worrying about: ticks, sunburn, or even poison ivy.

But just because the hot summer days are over doesn’t mean that pesky poison ivy or poison oak has gone away. In fact, just like every other leaf, they simply turn from green to a shade of yellow, orange, or red.

Fall might be a great time for camping, hiking, or sitting out in the backyard, but it is very important to keep an eye out for these pain-inducing plants.

Fortunately, there are some easy ways to identify poison ivy and poison oak — either by their leaves or by the rashes they cause. And if you are unfortunate enough to be coping with a painful and itchy poison ivy rash, there are actually quite a few simple and surprising home remedies to provide much-needed relief.

Scroll through below to see how you can quickly and easily treat poison ivy or poison oak rashes. I had no idea about any of these — who knew that a simple banana peel could be the solution?

What other simple remedies have you found for dealing with poison ivy or poison oak? Let us know in the comments!

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