Is Poison Ivy Contagious? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

AIDSWhen it comes to diseases that are contagious such as HIV/AIDS, Herpes, Rabies, Tuberculosis and many other diseases then no one want to get infected by these kinds of diseases as it not only affects that particular person but also it can affect those who are associated with that person. Contagious diseases are those diseases that can be transmitted person to person or with any medium. There are many diseases and infections that can be transmitted person to person such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and there are some diseases and infections that can be transmitted through any object such as plants or by any medium and today we are going to talk about one of those ailment that can be transmitted through plant but not person to person.

Poison Ivy Contagious1Infection caused by poison ivy plant which is called poison ivy infection is contagious and it is potential enough to deteriorate your skin condition in multiple ways and it can leave you insensible. Poison ivy is a plant of North America and some other part of the world that grows as a shrub or it can grow by taking the support of any tree. It has a unique identification mark that is related to its leaves. Its every leaf has three leaflets and its color can be varying depending on the seasons and how old it is. Generally younger leaves are light green and the older ones can be dark green but its leaves can also be bright red, yellowish, or yellowish green. Usually this plant is found in North America and most of the cases of poison ivy infection come from this territory only but other parts of the world can also breed this plant. It is estimated that around 70 percent of the world population are allergic to poison ivy plant. If you like roaming in the fields or somewhere in the wood area then you are at higher risk of getting infected with poison ivy as woods and the fields are the hosts of poison ivy but it can also be found in the backyard of your home. Once you accidently touch this plant it releases an oil chemical called urushiol which is the main reason of poison ivy infection. Once you come in contact with urushiol it will start doing its work and its main work on human is that it starts deteriorating the skin condition which has been affected by urushiol oil and can cause symptoms such as itching, pain, inflammation if scratched excessively, blisters, rashes and some other symptoms that can be very onerous. Poison Ivy ContagiousThe severity of poison ivy infection depends on how sensitive your skin is to urushiol oil and what amount of urushiol oil you have been exposed with. It has long been discussed that whether poison ivy contagious or not and today we know that it is not contagious unless you don’t come in contact with urushiol oil. Exposure with urushiol oil is must in order to get allergy and you may come in contact with urushiol oil if you touch a person with urushiol oil on the surface of his skin. So basically you can also be transmitted with this infection by person but it is very rare case. Even the blisters of poison ivy are not contagious as well. Poison ivy blisters are filled up with fluids but these fluids aren’t contagious as well. Most of the people think that poison ivy is contagious and they start maintaining a safe distance from that affected people and this could be heart broking for that person. Poison ivy isn’t contagious when it is on the skin of other people unless urushiol is not present on the surface of the skin, therefore you should not discriminate those people as it hurts them a lot. Poison ivy contagious that means you should not touch anybody with urushiol on your skin or it can affect that person as well. Poison ivy contagious also means that you should not touch other parts of your bodydeteriorate the condition of your skin if you have urushiol oil present on your skin. There is no cure available for poison ivy as it can heal on its own but it takes time. It takes almost two to three weeks or so in order to heal itself but you can definitely do everything you can in order to ease the symptoms you are facing. You should have to be stringent against its symptoms or it will deteriorate the condition of your skin and may cause severe symptoms that could be intolerable. There are myriad of remedies that can be used to ease the symptoms. It is estimated that almost 60-70 percent of medications are manufactured by using natural elements such as herbs, plants, spices etc. Therefore it is always suggested that you should adopt Mother Nature in order to treat or heal any kind of diseases or infection with no any side effects. Apple cider vinegar is considered panacea treatment option in treating poison ivy allergy as it can kill all the bacteria present on your skin and it is one of the most active drying agents when it comes to try the lesions. Its soothing and cooling property can help ease the severity of the condition of your skin and help improve deteriorated skin. You can also go for an oatmeal paste. You can cook small amount of oatmeal but make sure that this paste should not be runny. Try applying thick paste so that it can stick up to your skin. Cucumber This will help dry out your skin and it will relieve you as well. Cucumber is something that should necessarily be used in any kind of skin problem as its cooling agent will relieve you from pain and burning sensation. Aloe vera gel has manifested as an embodiment of the treatment of all kind of skin infection and there isn’t anything in its competition when it comes to treat skin related problems. It can help dry out your skin, soothe your burning skin and help you cooling your skin. Some other remedies that you can use are banana peel, watermelon rind, Organic Goldenseal and other remedies as well. Therefore just go natural and you will have all your problems sorted out in no time.

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