unnamedIf 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 water
  2. Wash all clothing and anything that may have come into contact with the oils
  3. Do not scratch the affected areas, this can lead to further infection
  4. Consider a calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream to reduce the itch
  5. Apply cool compresses to the itchy skin
  6. Consider taking antihistamine pills

You can stop by AFC Braintree 7 days a week, no appointment necessary, for poison ivy treatments and other acute illnesses or injuries. Our hours are 8am to 8pm on weekdays and 8am to 5pm on weekends!

Our center is conveniently located at 485 Granite Street in Braintree, MA. If you’d like to contact us, we can be reached at 781-848-2273 or via email at braintreeteam@afcurgentcare.com.