The Itch of Iowa Summers: Poison Ivy Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments

Posted on: June 9th, 2015 by CarePro Blogger

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Iowa summers bring a plethora of outdoor activities and adventures. Some of those outdoor adventures could be a day at the park, where your likelihood for getting poison ivy is higher. CarePro Pharmacies knows that it’s easy to get poison ivy in Iowa, so we are bringing you the signs, symptoms and treatment options in today’s blog.

If you plan to go to a wooded area this summer, here are some prevention tips from CarePro Pharmacies:

  • Wear long pants and closed toe shoes
  • Avoid touching plants in low lying areas of the woods
  • Wash all of your clothes immediately after being outdoors to wash away poison ivy oil

If you have any of the following symptoms, you may have poison ivy:

  • Itching
  • Red streaks or general redness in a concentrated area
  • Small bumps or larger raised areas, resembling hives
  • Blisters leaking fluid

Treatment for poison ivy from CarePro Pharmacies:

Zanfel- This topical medication was created for the purpose of stopping the spread of poison ivy and washes away the itch and pain. Within 30 seconds of applying Zanfel on the area effected with poison ivy, the product enables the area to begin the immediate healing process. Zanfel is the only treatment known to remove urushiol, the toxin that creates redness and irritation on the skin from poison ivy. This topical cream is available at all of our CarePro Health Services locations just in time for your family camping trips, outdoor activities and summertime hikes. Zanfel is one of many treatment options available for poison ivy and there are other products available. Inquire at your local CarePro Pharmacy to learn more.

CarePro Pharmacies offer a variety of generic treatment options if you experience poison ivy this summer. Contact your local CarePro Pharmacy today to learn more about what we have to offer.

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