Many people spend a lot of time working outdoors during the summer. Whether you are a professional gardener or landscaper or a homeowner who enjoys gardening, you may come into contact with many kinds of plants. Some of them can cause allergic reactions.
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are some of the most common plants that people encounter outdoors that can cause allergic reactions. They all have a natural oil called urushiol in their leaves, vines, and roots. It causes an allergic reaction in about 80 to 90 percent of people who come into contact with it.
What Happens If You Have an Allergic Reaction?
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can all cause a red, itchy rash that can make you feel the urge to scratch incessantly. Scratching can cause bumps or oozing blisters to form.
A rash caused by one of these plants can be difficult to treat. Over-the-counter products are available, but sometimes the itching is so bad that a prescription is required. It is better to take precautions to either avoid the plants altogether or to protect yourself if you know you will need to work in an area where they are found.
Be Prepared to Deal with Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac
1st Aid Supplies sells products that you can use to protect yourself from poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac if you need to work outdoors this summer. We offer individually-wrapped, single-use towelettes that you can wipe on your skin before you are exposed to the plants to prevent an allergic reaction if you should come into contact with them.
We also offer products that you can use to treat an itchy rash if you are not expecting to be exposed to poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac and you accidentally come into contact with one of them. 1st Aid Supplies sells cleansers specifically designed to clean exposed skin after exposure to one of these plants to prevent an itchy rash. These cleansers can relieve itching, encourage healing, and even decontaminate clothing to avoid spreading the oil and affecting other people who come into contact with your clothing.
Place Your Order with 1st Aid Supplies Today
If you are going to be working outdoors this summer, there is a good chance that you will come into contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac. The oil in these plants can cause an itchy rash that can make life unpleasant for weeks. Be prepared with towelettes to wipe on your skin before exposure and cleanser to use if you have already been exposed. Order these products from 1st Aid Supplies today.