Baking soda may provide relief from the itchiness that accompanies a poison ivy rash as well. In addition to treatment for poison ivy, it is sometimes used to soothe irritated skin from things like bee stings, dermatitis, and other rashes.
There are two ways you can use it:
- Baking soda bath: Add about a cup of baking soda to lukewarm or cool water.
- Baking soda paste: Mix the baking soda with water until it is about the consistency of toothpaste. Then apply the paste directly to the rash.
As with any treatment for irritated skin, always apply a small amount first to test how your skin reacts.