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Watch Out For Poison Ivy!!

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Poison ivy is naaaaasssssty!

Luckily, we have Margaux J. Rathbun here to help us find some ways to cope!

Here's what she says:

Summer is the time to be outdoors as much as possible! That also means we can be more likely to bump into a poison ivy or poison oak plant. These plants are probably one of the most common allergenic plants in the USA. They are common along roadsides, forests, pastures, streams, and even in some backyards, and light weight fabrics do not provide adequate protection against poison ivy or poison oak because the sap can easily penetrate them.

The first symptom of poison ivy is a burning and itching sensation. This is followed by the development of a rash that is often accompanied by swelling, oozing, and blistering. If you come into contact with one of these plants, aloe vera gel helps to relieve the burning and itching and tea tree oil helps to disinfect and heal the rash. Rubbing coconut oil all over the affected area will stop the inflammation and aid in helping the skin heal.

For more nutrition tips, visit Margaux's website Authentic Self Wellness or follow her on Twitter @MargauxRathbun — and if U wanna know more about poison ivy OR anything else, U can always email us at Questions@FitPerez.com!!

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