Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant — By Amy Martin

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Yes, this book is everything you need to know about poison oak and ivy but are too itchy to ask! And, it can help keep you from getting into that itchy situation. 

Minimize the misery of poison oak and ivy rash with the Itchy Business 4-stage plan:

1. Learn the 3 Cs of rash relief.

2. Use minerals, herbs & more to reduce itch & inflammation.

3. Practice safe scratch.

4. 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.

Buy this book so you have it when you need it!

Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant is a must-have guide and perfect gift for:  nature enthusiasts, hikers, campers, foragers, off-road bikers, hunters, naturalists, first-aid workers, school and camp nurses, ER staff, skin care professionals, wildlife scientists, military personnel, surveyors and utility linemen, agriculture, forestry and ranch managers, arborists and landscapers.


Format: New, paperback

Published: March 31, 2016

Publisher:  Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530839315

Pages: 140

Dimensions: 0.3" H x 11.02" L x 8.5 W 

Rating: ★★★★1/2


Amy Martin, a life-long Texan, has forged a varied career in journalism, laced with activism and leadership, and infused with a deep spirituality and concern for the Earth.

A journalist and writer for more than 35 years, in addition to Itchy Business, she is the author of the upcoming Wild Dallas-Fort Worth: Explore the Amazing Nature of North Texas for Timber Press. She is currently North Texas Wild columnist for GreenSource DFW and covers magic and cirque for TheaterJones. 

Prior to that, she was contributing editor for the national magazine Garbage (recycling and features), and has written for the Dallas Morning News (recycling), Dallas Observer (music), and D magazine and Dallas Times Herald (performing arts).

For a dozen years, Martin also operated a popular alternative news service called Moonlady News, earning her the nickname Moonlady. A leader in Earth-centered and unaffiliated spirituality, Martin was director of Earth Rhythms and creator of the acclaimed Winter SolstiCelebrations for 20 years.