Top Home Remedies for Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

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8. Vinegar Rinse

All sorts of irritation, from bug bites to poison ivy, can be tamed by using a rinse made with vinegar.  Wash the area with soap and water, and rinse well, and then apply the vinegar using a cotton ball. Rub the area gently, let sit for a few minutes, then rinse. Find out all uses of vinegar.


9. Aloe Vera

Traditional folk medicine says that the sap from aloe vera plants can help stop the itch through its anti-inflammatory compounds. Wash and dry the area, then break off a fresh leave and apply the clear gel part to the area. Allow to dry completely, and then wash off. Reapply as needed. Read about aloe vera miracle.


10. Coffee

An old Appalachian folk remedy is to pour a cup of cold, black coffee over the area. Coffee has an anti-inflammatory called chlorogenic acid. Although it’s unknown if this actually works, but it’s a great way to get rid of that cold, left over coffee.

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