People love their outdoor activities, whether it be hiking and camping, gardening and landscaping, or just spending a day in the park or by the lake. Unfortunately, the downside to these activities is the possible exposure to the Poison Ivy plant. Let's learn more about how Poison ivy is contracted, spread, and how … It’s that time of year again. It’s time to get out and about to enjoy some of the warm weather while it lasts. Whether you choose to spend your time relaxing in the backyard or adventuring up a mountainside on a hike, there are always things you should be on the lookout for. Poison ivy is a comm …
CBD Lotion for Poison Ivy Relief
People love their outdoor activities, whether it be hiking and camping, gardening and landscaping, or just spending a day in the park or by the lake. Unfortunately, the downside to these activities is the possible exposure to the Poison Ivy plant. Let’s learn more about how Poison ivy is contracted, spread, and how to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms.
How do you get a Poison Ivy Rash
The Poison Ivy plant contains an oily resin in its sap, stem, roots, and leaves called Urushiol. If you come into physical contact with Urushiol your body will issue an immune response to the toxic plant that may cause redness, blisters, itching, and swelling. The best way to prevent coming in contact with the plant is to wear protective clothing. If you think you may have been exposed to the plant, be sure to wash off affected area immediately. It is also important to wash any clothing, tools, equipment, and even pets if they have been exposed. Typically when affected, a rash will appear with in 12 to 48 hours and last for 2 to 3 weeks.
Why Poison Ivy Causes Itchy Skin
The Urushiol in Poison Ivy causes allergic reactions to the skin. The immune system send white blood cells to destroy the allergen. This exaggerated immune cells response is what will cause skin irritation. It is estimated that 50% to 70% of people are allergic to Urushiol.
Treatments for Poison Ivy
- Prescription- Occasionally, a physician may need to prescribe an oral or topical corticosteroid such as prednisone to help with severe symptoms. If a rash becomes infected, antibiotics may be needed to heal the wounds. Seek medical treatment immediately if you develop a fever while combating a Poison Ivy rash.
- Over the Counter- There are many over the counter options to help treat a Poison Ivy rash. Some of the most popular are Calomine lotion, cortisone cream, and products contain camphor and menthol essential oils.
How can CBD products relieve Poison Ivy Symptoms
CBD is one of over a hundred cannabinoids found in the industrial hemp plant. CBD is know for its anti-inflammatory properties which is what makes it such a great remedy for reducing the skin inflammation associated with Poison Ivy. CBD works with the bodies endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD binds with various receptors in the ECS to deliver cannabinoids to the appropriate location. CBD is much different than marijuana which is derived from the cannabis plant, and which will induce a psycho-active or high feeling.
Recent studies have suggested that CBD may also have antimicrobial properties, which can be beneficial to harmful bacteria should a skin irritation become infected.
Palm Organix CBD Lotions
Palm Organix has two very powerful topical CBD products to help with skin irritation from Poison Ivy.
- CBD Camphor Blend Lotion – This lotion contains 500mg of CBD blended with camphor and menthol. Camphor and Menthol are both active ingredients that are added to skincare products due to their ability to soothe skin and a relieve itching.
- CBD Salve – This emollient also contains 500mg of CBD and is blended with lavender and eucalyptus essential oils. Lavender and Eucalyptus are ingredients that may provide instant relief to itchy patches of the skin.
All of Palm Organix products are formulated with broad spectrum, THC Free CBD, that is sustainably farmed in the United States. Please note that full spectrum products do contain trace amounts of THC. Additionally, products containing only hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, do not contain any cannabinoids, including CBD.
Relief for Additional Minor Skin Irritations
Palm Organix CBD topical products are also great for soothing all types of skin irritations including Poison Ivy’s close relatives, Poison Sumac and Poison Oak. Additionally CBD oil lotion can also help with pain relief and itching from bug bites, including flying insect bites, flea bites, and mosquito bites.
Topical CBD can be a great everyday body lotion for those with sensitive skin, atopic dermatitis, or to treat dry skin and flaky patches of skin.
How to Order
Palm Organix CBD topicals are available for purchase direct from our website. All orders placed Monday through Friday before 12 pm EST are shipped the same day. Shipping is free on all orders, and every product is backed by a thirty day money back satisfaction guarantee. In addition to CBD creams and topicals, we carry a full line of CBD oils, CBD capsules, gummies, and even pet products. Please reach out to our friendly customer service team with any questions you may have regarding a specific product, dosage, or CBD in general.
Products you may like:
CBD Lotion with Camphor
CBD Skincare Lotion
CBD Lotion and Roll-On Topical Bundle
Poison Ivy can cause a mild to severe allergic reaction to those who come in contact with it. It is best to wear a protective barrier if working or playing in plant filled or wooded areas. Poison Ivy can be contiguous if the Urushiol is spread from person to person, or even object to person. CBD lotions and topicals will not cure a Poison Ivy Rash, but they can be an effective way to treat the symptoms and provide significant improvement to the skin care of the effected area. Daily use of CBD topicals may help with many common skin conditions.
Poison Ivy: Tips to an Itch Free Summer
It’s that time of year again. It’s time to get out and about to enjoy some of the warm weather while it lasts. Whether you choose to spend your time relaxing in the backyard or adventuring up a mountainside on a hike, there are always things you should be on the lookout for. Poison ivy is a common outdoor hazard that many people encounter every year. This plant can cause problems when touched so knowing how to identify it and knowing what to do if you come in contact with the plant is key.
What is Poison Ivy?
The easiest way to keep from getting a rash from poison ivy is to avoid touching it, but certainly that can be easier said than done. Poison ivy has three leaves so avoiding all plants with three leaves on the stem is a good start. Remember the saying “leaves of three, leave it be.” The plant has an oil on its leaves called, urushiol. This oil can cause an itchy, blistering rash, redness, and hives when it touches skin. This rash can be delayed, however. Some people don’t experience symptoms until 12-72 hours after coming into contact with the plant. While direct contact with the leaves can result in a rash, other common ways people come into contact with poison ivy are:
- Indirect contact- oil from the plant is transferred from another object or animal. This can be any object that has touched the plant or a pet that has the oil on their fur. Don’t worry pet lovers, animals do not get the rash.
- Airborne contact- burning poison ivy can release the plant’s oil into the air. The oil can then land on skin and cause a rash.
Tips for Dealing with the Rash
One strategy that can potentially prevent the rash after coming into contact with poison ivy is to wash the area with soap and water to try to remove the oil. This is not always effective and people still can get the rash. There are products available that can be used to remove the oil after it is on the skin (Zanfel, Tecnu, etc.). These can be tried but they have not been shown to be more effective than soap and water. More information can be found on each products website (linked below). The rash usually goes away over a few weeks but there are products that can be used to relieve the symptoms. Products called astringents, such as Domeboro, calamine lotion, and oatmeal baths, can help relieve itching caused by the rash. Over the counter hydrocortisone can also be used if the rash is mild. More severe cases may require prescription medications. Medical attention may be required immediately for some poison ivy exposures. Seek medical attention if:
- There is difficulty swallowing, breathing, or swelling of face
- The rash covers a large portion of your body
- The rash has not improved or has worsened after a week of treatment
- If the rash is on a child less than 2 years of age
If you are unsure about which products to use to treat your poison ivy rash or whether further medical attention is required, Bremo Pharmacy can help answer your questions. Our contact page is linked below. We have three locations with pharmacists that can help.
Hopefully these tips will help you have an enjoyable summer and avoid dealing with poison ivy, but if not, you will have the knowledge of how to manage the rash. Resources with more information are linked below: