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Good Life RV: Battling bugs, sunburns and poison ivy

From the bloggers at Good Life RV.

You’ve heard these types of stories before- camping trips cut short because one of the campers in your RV was not prepared for the outdoors. From sunburns to bugs and poison ivy, these discomforts will have an impact on how much you enjoy your trip, and you want to be prepared for anything that comes your way while you’re camping. Keeping your RV fully stocked for anything that comes your way while you’re spending time in the great outdoors is important. It’s part of the beauty of camping in your RV. You can bring all of the comforts of home with you wherever you decide to travel.

Poison Ivy

What to do if you have it: Wash the area that was exposed to the oil thoroughly with lots of soap and water with a rag or cloth. Clean or dispose of any clothing or items that would’ve been in contact with the oil too. Use an anti-itch or poison ivy cream if available.

Take precautions:

If you decide to walk around the woods or take a hike around the wooded campsite, you might cross paths with poison ivy. Poison ivy’s oil is very potent and itchy. Once it’s on your skin, you will begin itching, and the itch will only get worse over time. The best thing you can do to protect yourself from poison ivy is to be aware of what the plant looks like- clusters of three-leaved plants- and avoid it. If you’re going hiking in a wooded area where you think poison ivy might be present, make sure you cover up your legs and feet with proper clothing, and wash them once you are done.

To read the full story by Good Life RV, click here.

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