Poison ivy rashes can be treated in a number of ways.
Poison ivy rashes are allergic reactions to urushiol, a toxin in the poison ivy plant. You can use homeopathic remedies to relieve the discomfort of a poison ivy reaction and help it heal quickly.
The homeopathic remedy arnica will relieve a poison ivy rash that has transparent blisters and feels hot. Use either an arnica cream or a cool compress made from arnica tea.
The homeopathic remedy apis should be used if your poison ivy rash is red, fluid-filled or swollen, if you have burning and stinging pain, and if cold compresses bring some relief.
Bryonia is the homeopathic remedy of choice for a bumpy, dry, hot poison ivy rash. Another indicator that bryonia will work is if heat and touch make the rash feel worse.
Try the homeopathic remedy Rhus tox for a poison ivy rash that is blistery and itchy, feels better when warm water is applied, and makes you feel very restless.
Use the homeopathic remedy sulphur for poison ivy rashes that become irritated by washing, by warm water, and by clothing touching the area. The rash may be dry and scaly or moist.