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Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac


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  • In certain outdoor occupations, for example, agriculture and forestry, as well as among many outdoor enthusiasts, Toxicodendron dermatitis presents a significant hazard.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Additionally, if a fever is present with the rash, the doctor will want to see your child.[mummypages.ie]
  • Furthermore, the urushiol can be present on the stems of the plants, even if no leaves are present. Breaking the blisters on your skin releases the urushiol and causes the rash to spread.[tricalm.com]
  • The woods are full of it, and it is guaranteed to be present in public parks and will pop up in yards.[loyno.edu]
  • Symptoms present within a few hours or days (1-3) of coming into contact with either plant which include a very itchy red swollen skin rash that can cover a large area and which turns into bumps and then blisters. These may break and ooze liquid.[nicklauschildrens.org]
Nausea
  • Safety Note: Seek medical attention immediately if you experience difficulty breathing, fever, nausea, trouble swallowing, swelling of the face of hands, headache or nausea. If the rash covers more than 25% of your body, see a doctor.[wholelifestylenutrition.com]
  • […] serious to most serious: Itching, often intense Red blotches that may be raised or flat Blisters, which may show up in rows where the plant or sap touched you Fever Headache Swelling of your throat and eyes Overall swelling of your body Stomach cramps, nausea[summitmedicalgroup.com]
  • The symptoms produced depend on the type of microbe, but are most commonly vomiting, nausea, fever and stomach aches. Q. How can I tell if I have food poisoning? I've been having diarrhea and been vomiting for 2 days now.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • […] trouble swallowing eye or facial swelling rash on your face, lips, eyes, or genitals rash that covers more than 25 percent of your body signs of infection, such as pus or yellow fluid leaking from blisters, or blisters that have an odor fever headache nausea[healthline.com]
Hearing Impairment
  • impaired) Home Remedies for Poison Oak Exposure Poison oak's resin, called urushiol, can remain active for a very long time.[emedicinehealth.com]
Eczema
  • Physicians in the Colonies learned something new and expanded the plant’s use to the treatment of herpes, eczema, arthritis, warts, ringworm, and rattlesnake bites. Today we know the rash is an irritating allergic dermatitis.[700childrens.nationwidechildrens.org]
Skin Lesion
  • Skin lesions usually begin to appear after 48 hours of initial exposure. Symptoms are usually related to severe itching. Who's at risk? Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac may affect people of all ages.[skinsight.com]
Fear
  • … If you do come in contact with any 3 of these plants, fear no more…I have a natural solution for you to get rid of it fast! Here is a natural remedy to help you get rid of any one of these poisons found in the wilderness.[wholelifestylenutrition.com]
Distractibility
  • Some products also contain menthol (Gold Bond) or camphor (Poly-sporin), which act as safe counter-irritants to distract from the itch, says Humphrey.[besthealthmag.ca]

Treatment

  • Most of these treatments are available primarily by a doctor’s advice and are a higher dose treatment than many over-the-counter options. At any rate, this treatment is designed to reduce the symptoms as well as the severity of the rash.[healthprep.com]
  • Nuances in treatment. Arch Fam Med . 1994;3(2):184-8.[americannursetoday.com]
  • What is the treatment for poison ivy, oak, and sumac dermatitis? The best approach to poison ivy, oak, or sumac dermatitis is prevention.[medicinenet.com]
  • This review considers the epidemiology, identification, immunochemistry, pathophysiology, clinical features, treatment, and prevention of this common dermatologic problem.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • What Is the Medical Treatment for Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rash? Like most allergic reactions, treatment is dictated by the severity of the reaction.[emedicinehealth.com]

Prognosis

  • What is the prognosis (outlook) for poison ivy, oak, and sumac dermatitis? The prognosis for poison ivy, oak, and sumac dermatitis is generally excellent, with the majority of infections clearing on their own completely within two weeks.[medicinenet.com]
  • What is the prognosis of a poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash? In general, the prognosis is excellent.[rxlist.com]
  • What Is the Prognosis for Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes? The prognosis for poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash is generally good. The rash and itching usually get better gradually and go away completely in two to three weeks.[emedicinehealth.com]

Epidemiology

  • This review considers the epidemiology, identification, immunochemistry, pathophysiology, clinical features, treatment, and prevention of this common dermatologic problem.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • This review considers the epidemiology, identification, immunochemistry, pathophysiology, clinical features, treatment, and prevention of this common dermatologic problem.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Prevention

  • Recent research in prevention is emphasized, and resources to help in the identification of plants are provided in the bibliography.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Pacific Poison Oak Poison Ivy Poison Sumac Prevention It is possible to prevent getting a rash from poison ivy, oak and sumac.[liddell.net]
  • Prevention To prevent a rash from poison ivy, oak, or sumac: Learn what the plants look like and avoid all contact with them. Never burn these plants. Wear clothes that cover as much skin as possible when in wooded areas.[cancercarewny.com]
  • Prevention by avoidance is best. All three poison plants have compound leaves, most commonly with three leaflets. My Grandma Bert used to say, “Leaves of three, let them be!” and she was right.[700childrens.nationwidechildrens.org]

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