Poison ivy, oak and sumac rash is commonly misunderstood but knowing two simple facts will help you find relief fast using the best solution for poison ivy that can be found over-the-counter. First, you must remove any remaining rash-causing oil, urushiol, to contain a rash from spreading and allowing your body to begin the healing process. Second, you need an effective anti-itch treatment to relieve the miserable rash symptoms.
Begin with a poison ivy wash or soap to remove the rash-causing oil:
Follow with an anti-itch treatment to relieve itching, oozing and other symptoms:
- There are several over-the-counter anti-itch products that can provide relief from poison ivy rash.
Tecnu poison ivy products offer the best over-the-counter soaps to remove poison ivy, oak and sumac oil.