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Poison Ivy Symptoms & Treatments

Ipoisonivyf you have recently come into contact with a poison ivy plant and are starting to develop an irritating and uncomfortable rash, here are a few things you can do to prevent the rash from spreading and treat the discomfort.

  1. Immediately rinse your skin with warm, soapy water
  2. Wash your clothing and everything that may have come into contact with the plant
  3. Do not scratch, this can lead to infection
  4. Consider using a calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream
  5. Apply cool compresses to the itchy skin
  6. Consider taking antihistamine pills

You can stop by AFC Urgent Care Watertown 7 days a week, no appointment necessary, for poison ivy treatments and other acute illnesses or injuries. Our experienced staff will have you feeling better in no time!
Our business hours are weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm and weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm! For more information on what acute injuries and illnesses we treat, call us today at 617-923-2273!