Don’t let your outdoor adventures get disrupted
Heading into the Great Outdoors with your friends or family? Keep a look out for poison sumac, poison ivy, and poison oak. These plants thrive in woodlands and marshy areas, meaning you are easily at risk of being exposed to them when you venture out hiking, camping, or fishing.
The urushiol oil present in the roots, stems, and leaves of these plants, triggers the human body’s immune system and provokes reactions that manifest as rashes, bumps, blisters, burning sensations, and a feeling of itchiness all over.
Urushiol oil remains active for a long time, so you can even be affected by indirect contact through touching clothing, tools, and even children or pets that have come in contact with it.
Wood Nettle and Stinging Nettle are other plants to be wary of during your outdoor adventures.. White hairs present in its green stems cause stinging when they come in contact with skin.
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to come in contact with these plants, start off by washing the affected area with water and soap. Having a tube of Rhuli Gel handy ensures that once the area is cleansed that you’ll have a soothing, effective solution to relieve the itching caused by the rashes that develop*.
Insects are another thing to watch out for. Bites from march flies, midges, chiggers and fleas can result in itching, swelling and redness. Thankfully, these bites rarely cause serious reactions that require medical attention*. Using an anti-itch gel like Rhuli Gel helps stop bites itching in seconds and allows you to carry on with your adventures uninterrupted.