Fels naptha for poison ivy, poison oak, and sumac is used to help treat the reaction to these poisonous reactions. Around 15% to 30% of people have no allergic response, but most if not all will become sensitized over time with repeated or more concentrated exposure.
Where to buy Fels Naptha
A simple way to minimize your chances of get a reaction is to wash with this soap after exposure. It can be found in the laundry section of most grocery stores. It’s inexpensive and can stop or minimize reactions from such plants as poison ivy, poison oaks and sumac.
Is Fels Naptha good for poison ivy.
Fels Naptha has been used for over 100 years for the treatment and prevention of poison ivy, sumac and poison oak rash. I have used it for years. If you think, you have been exposed to poison ivy, poison oak or sumac, shower or wash immediately with Fels Naptha to remove the oils from your skin. This will reduce and in many cases prevent any skin reaction.
Poison ivyMake sure to wash your clothes and equipment in some shaved or grated fels naptha to remove the oils. Some oils can stay on your clothes and equipment for over 1 year even if washed with normal detergent.
What will dry up poison ivy.
A topical solution such as calamine lotion, also hydrocortisone cream can help dry up poison ivy.
How to cure poison ivy rash quickly.
Try your best to not scratch because this will allow for the oils to get into your skin, shower and wash with Fels Naptha, then take an oatmeal bath to soothe your skin. Washing with Fels Naptha can greatly reduce the itching and discomfort from bug bites. I strongly suggest that you become familiar with any plants in your area of operations that pose a hazard. This article can help become familiar with what these poisonous plants look like.