Minimize the misery of poison oak and ivy rash with the Itchy Business 4-stage plan • Learn the 3 Cs of rash relief • Use minerals, herbs & more to reduce itch & inflammation • Practice safe scratch • Identify, clean off & eradicate the plant.
Dealing with the Rash
Section 2: Understanding Urushiol
Understand the potent allergen urushiol that causes the rash. Who’s allergic and how that changes. How to clean it off your skin.
Section 3: Rash Mastery
Understanding skin for rash mastery. How immune overreaction causes rash. Transcend the itch. Be a PI ninja. When to see a doctor.
Section 4: Your Rash Toolkit
How to practice safe scratch. Treat the rash by its four stages and succeed. The Cs of itch relief: cool, calm, and constrict.
Section 5: Remedies
Rash remedies: holistic and conventional products for calming rash, cooling itch, constricting blisters. Analgesics for pain relief.
Identifying, Defending & Eradicating
Section 6: Identifying the Plant
Identify the four main species of the American Axis of Itching in all places and seasons. Poison sumac. Innocent imitators.
Section 7: Defending Yourself
Prevent urushiol skin contact using clothes, creams and better habits. Ways we spread urushiol around. How to clean everything.
Section 8: Eradicating the Plant
Eradicate the plant by yanking, spraying and mulching it. Timeline for waging battle. Combat gear and nuclear-level protection.
Section 9: PI Reader
Urushiol mummies. Poison ivy tree lacquer. Poison oak art. Pop culture poison ivy. Deadly home remedies. Debunking the myths.