Poison ivy is famously known to cause rashes on the skin. Add blisters, too. A lot of people have already experienced the difficulties of coping with rashes and blisters and no one can sincerely say it has been the best time of his/her life. Coping with the condition is hard enough. But what about getting poison ivy in eye as well? That should definitely one of the most horrible of experiences … [Read more...]
Safe Camping with Kids
Camping is a great outdoor activity that any family should experience. It is a way to bond with the kids and enjoy Mother Nature at the same time. It can be a very good learning experience for all, and all the more for kids. Still, camping is not without its potential dangers. It’s going into the so-called wild after all. What should make a family camping somewhat difficult is the fact that … [Read more...]
Bleach on Poison Ivy Rash – Is it Safe?
Poison ivy rashes and blisters are never fun. They itch, they hurt, they’re ugly. What’s more, treating them is a lot of hassle. Fortunately, there are various ways to rid of them. One thing that has come up as a way to do this is the use of bleach. So the question is ”Can you put bleach on poison ivy rash?” Using Bleach on Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac Does bleach get rid of … [Read more...]
Summer Safety Tips – Summer First Aid Kit Essentials
A summer first aid kit is pretty important during this warm season. Dangers like poisonous plants, sunburns, dehydration, and insect bites are all just right around the corner. So before jumping into camping, hiking, trekking, going to the beach, having picnics, and basically basking under the glorious sun, pack your first aid kit essentials and adhere to the following summer safety … [Read more...]
What Is Urushiol?
Plants have their own defense mechanisms to protect themselves from animals and insects. Some ward off herbivores with their thorns, spines, and stinging trichomes, while some plants produce urushiol. Urushiol is in the poison ivy oil and poison oak oil that cause mild to severe allergic reactions in people. Urushiol allergy induces itchiness, swelling, and painful rashes and blisters to many who … [Read more...]
Should You Pop Poison Ivy Blisters?
If there’s anything worse than poison ivy rash, it’s the skin blisters. They are certainly cringe-worthy. What’s more cringe-worthy, however, is popping blisters. Just the idea of it already paints not a pretty sight at all! But wait...Should anyone pop poison ivy, poison sumac or poison oak blisters? Popping Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac Blisters Well, if scratching blisters … [Read more...]
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