#1 Poison Ivy Protection for Toddlers

Posted on January 14, 2021 at 3:28 PM by Tom Swegle

Illustration of A young boy standing near a forest full of poison ivy with Outdoor Joe reading a letter.

Is Outdoor Joe's® Safe for Toddlers?

Every month we receive tons of letters, emails, smoke signals, and even the occasional message via carrier pigeon about all things poison ivy relief. Never fear, Outdoor Joe is here for you! 

In this month's letter, a worried mom wants to make sure homeopathic solutions are safe for children. Though he can't speak about all homeopathic remedies, Joe knows Outdoor Joe's®!


Dear Outdoor Joe,


My child is three and a half. His father and uncles have always been extremely allergic to poison ivy resulting in many trips to the ER when they were little.

When they were about 10, this medicine [Outdoor Joe's, then RhusTox] was given to them with great success, so every year they took it.


I need to know if a 3 year old can start taking it?


Thank you,


Hi Elizabeth,

That's a great question and one we get quite a lot, actually! Honestly, it's a fair question when you consider that many medications are considered unsafe for children under a certain age. The good news is that Outdoor Joe's is a homeopathic solution.

Homeopathic solutions, like Outdoor Joe's Poison Ivy Pro, tend to have a larger window of inclusion for those who can use them without harmful side effects. Outdoor Joe's Poison Ivy Pro has been proven to be a safe solution for both children and senior citizens of all ages.

The bottom line is that medications and homeopathic solutions affect users differently.

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, "Over five million adults and 1 million children use [homeopathic solutions] on a regular basis" 

Now, I know what you're thinking...

Illustration of Outdoor Joe's® Poison Ivy Pro's Mascot, "Outdoor Joe", pointing up"What Makes Outdoor Joe's the #1 Poison Ivy Protection for Toddlers?"

The primary reason that many drugs are deemed too risky for the little ones is that younger kids typically do not have the immune system strength that those in other age groups do. As a result, their immune system may be incapable of fighting off side effects or diseases.

Homeopathic solutions are natural remedies. To put it simply, by using the extracts from poison ivy plants, you reduce sensitivity to poison ivy rashes. 

As a natural supplement made from the extract of the poison ivy plant, Outdoor Joe's® can be used to treat a variety of ailments. Heck, in babies Outdoor Joe's® has been proven helpful in treating colic, diaper rash, and even teething! You may still be wondering...

"Should I worry about Side Effects?"

It's not just little ones that love Outdoor Joe's, our senior clients have reported that Outdoor Joe's Poison Ivy Pro® can help with arthritis, joint pain, and backaches. Similar ailments can sometimes be helped as a "side-effect" of Outdoor Joe's® in any age group. As a homeopathic solution, it is very rare to experience any side-effects shy of a bitter taste after eating the wrong (mint flavored) foods right before taking a dose. Speaking of dosage, you're probably wondering...

"How Much Outdoor Joe's Should Be Taken?"

When using Outdoor Joe's Poison Ivy Pro® for this purpose, you would adjust the dosage based on age. For example, a 2-year-old child would take two drops of Outdoor Joe's® during each scheduled dosage whereas a 5-year-old would take 5 drops per dosage. These dosage guidelines are merely suggestions, and we always say you should follow the instructions of the solution you have purchased as your dosage guide.

We hope this helps, Elizabeth. We know that a fun summer free from the effects of poison ivy is always a relief! Speaking of relief, have you heard about Zanfel?

With Love,
Outdoor Joe

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