In many occasions, people do not really know when they come into contact with the plant that is causing Poison Ivy rash. This can be as a result of the camouflaging property of the plant that makes it real hard to identify. However, after a short period of time that one gets into contact with the plant, they will be able to start experiencing the symptoms.
Generally the Poison Ivy rash looks like a line. However, this may change and even enlarge based on the cause or how one came into contact with the plant. Some of the common symptoms of poison Ivy rash include:
- Itching on the affected areas
- Redness of the skin
- Formation of small blisters on the affected areas.
- Swellings on the skin especially on the areas that are affected by the rash.
One thing that you have to take note of is that Poison Ivy rash symptoms may not appear immediately after coming into contact with the Poison Ivy plant. However, they can begin to be felt after a period of one tow two days after the contact. In case the area that was affected is just a small part of the skin, the blisters and symptoms may begin to fade after about one week. However, if the affected area is large enough then the symptoms may stay on a little longer.
Based on the amount of the urushiol or the rash-causing chemicals that have entered into your skin, the symptoms are able to last to a period of even eight weeks. The more the symptoms last, the higher the chances that the risks may spread out and even develop other symptoms. It is then important that you seek assistance within the appropriate time. One of the ways through which you are able to get assistance is getting to know some of the home remedies to Poison Ivy rash.