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Understanding Poison Ivy in Order to Prevent a Rash [VIDEO]

You can avoid getting a poison ivy rash for the rest of your life with this simple technique.

Jim Brauker has a Ph.D. in biomedical science and has studied skin inflammation for 25 years. In this video, he shows how you can avoid suffering from poison ivy skin irritation simply by understanding poison ivy and how it leaves you with a rash.

Brauker says urushiol is the actual active ingredient in poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac that gives you the rash. Urushiol is a greasy, invisible oil that, when it comes in contact with your skin, leaves an uncomfortable rash. Urushiol can give you a rash months or even years after you have come in contact with it if you do not treat your skin properly.

In his video, Brauker uses axle grease to imitate urushiol to show you how to prevent a poison ivy rash.

Poison ivy prevention is important, especially for outdoorsmen, but the key to never getting a rash again is actually urushiol removal.

If you clean your skin after being in the woods or an area where you have touch urushiol, all you have to do is wash your skin. Do not buy expensive products because they won’t work.

Wash and rub your skin thoroughly, according to Dr. Brauker, with a towel and never be afraid of poison ivy again.

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Understanding Poison Ivy in Order to Prevent a Rash [VIDEO]