Turmeric and lemon juice.

Summer is the best season for outdoor activities. Unfortunately, camping trips and bicycle rides can often lead to nasty cases of poison ivy, oak and sumac.

Rashes caused by poison ivy, oak, or sumac typically heal on their own within a few weeks. You can even quicken the recovery process with these natural remedies.

Turmeric and lemon juice.

Mix equal parts of turmeric and lemon or lime juice. Apply the thick paste to the rash and let it soak in for fifteen minutes. You will be amazed by the fast and effective results.


Cucumbers have cooling properties. That’s why many women put cucumbers on their eyelids. Place cucumber slices directly on the rash, or applying mashed cucumber as a sort of paste to the affected area

Baking soda.

Mix three teaspoons of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of water, and apply the homemade paste to the itchy, blistering area. The solution will dry and flake off. You can also dip gauze pads in a larger quantity of the solution and apply them to the rash for ten minute four times daily.


Oatmeal can help draw out the poisonous serum in blistering rashes. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Pour oats in a bath and take a soak, or using oats as a compress applied directly to the rash.


Buttermilk contains proteins which can help drain fluid from poison ivy blisters. They can also soothe itchiness. Mix equal parts of salt, buttermilk, and vinegar, and applying the homemade solution to the itchy, blistering rash. You may feel instant relief. If you find heat helps soothe the itchiness, you can also mix buttermilk with warm water and use this to wash the rash.

6.Watermelon rind.

Whenever you eat watermelon, keep the rind. You can use it as a cold compress to help relieve the itching caused by poison ivy.

Apple cider.

Apple cider vinegar can actually kill the poison that causes the rash. To use this life hack, soak a brown paper bag in apple cider vinegar, and then place the bag on the rash. This could effectively draw out the toxins.

8. Dishwashing Liquid.

At the first sign of a poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash, rub dishwashing liquid onto the affected area. Do not wash off the liquid and continue washing the rash with dishwashing liquid once a day until the rash disappears. This method is also helpful for treating mosquito bites.

All these remedies will be of great help during the summer season.

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