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Toxicodendron Radicans

Poison Ivy


Presentation

  • Abstract Four patients with clinical Toxicodendron dermatitis (poison ivy) presented with dramatic black lacquer-like deposits on several lesions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The 2 most common are subsp. radicans , present to our east and south, has hairless leaf stalks, and subsp. negundo , described above, with its population centered in the Midwest and found in Minnesota.[minnesotawildflowers.info]
  • The 2 most common are subsp. radicans, present to our east and south, has hairless leaf stalks, and subsp. negundo, described above, with its population centered in the Midwest and found in Minnesota.[minnesotawildflowers.info]
  • The offending substance of the plant is an oil which is present throughout root, stem, leaf, flower, and fruit.[omafra.gov.on.ca]
Hunting
  • When we set out to adventure with bright eyes, fast bikes, and low expectations, the world was alive - host to a grand scavenger hunt we got to take part in.[lucyreiser.com]
  • Because urushiol can remain active for months, wash camping, sporting, fishing, or hunting gear that was in contact with the oil.[web.archive.org]
  • Because urushiol can remain active for months, wash camping, sporting, fishing or hunting gear that was in contact with the oil.[wildflowersofontario.ca]
Camping
  • Because urushiol can remain active for months, wash camping, sporting, fishing, or hunting gear that was in contact with the oil.[web.archive.org]
  • Because urushiol can remain active for months, wash camping, sporting, fishing or hunting gear that was in contact with the oil.[wildflowersofontario.ca]
Eczema
  • Avoid use as an alternative or homeopathic remedy for various skin ailments such as eczema and herpes, either by mouth or on the skin, due to the potential for development of skin reactions or diseases.[naturesownherbs.com]
  • […] grow as epiphytes on the smooth-barked trunks and branches of trees and shrubs and also on cliffs and rocks. 91 They are related to the moss family. 97, 102 The allergens are known as frullanolides and cyclocostunolide and locally cause 'woodcutter's eczema[telemedicine.org]
Nummular Dermatitis
  • A dermatologist can sort out your diagnosis and rule out conditions that may mimic poison ivy, like another form of contact dermatitis or nummular dermatitis.[pediatrics.about.com]
Facial Swelling
  • swelling, or trouble swallowing or breathing, or if your rash is severe, widespread, or affecting sensitive areas of your body, like your face or genitals, be sure to go to your emergency room right away.[pediatrics.about.com]

Treatment

  • Jewelweed (Impatiens biflora) is a plant which has been used for centuries for the treatment of poison ivy/oak allergic contact dermatitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The rash resolved after one week of treatment with topical corticosteroids. Figure 1 A 27-year-old man had had a pruritic and eczematous rash for three days.[doi.org]
  • Watson) Gillis; ssp. radicans Related Links (opens in a new window) Treatments in Other Floras @ www.efloras.org Chinese Plant Names Other Databases W 3 TROPICOS IPNI[efloras.org]
  • Philip Shenefelt, Herbal Treatment for Dermatologic Disorders, Herbal Medicine, 10.1201/b10787-19, (383-403), (2011). Larry E. Millikan, Alternative therapy in pruritus, Dermatologic Therapy, 16, 2, (175-180), (2003). Marcy S. Alvarez, Lance H.[doi.org]
  • If the Poison Ivy Rash Develops Since a poison ivy rash goes away on its own within one to three weeks, typical treatments focus on controlling your itching.[pediatrics.about.com]

Prevention

  • This way you can prevent re-exposure and warn others, so they don't get exposed.[pediatrics.about.com]
  • Prevention of Poison Ivy Prevent the misery of poison ivy by looking out for the plant and staying away from it. You can destroy these plants with herbicides in your own backyard, but this is not practical elsewhere.[web.archive.org]
  • Kinder, The effectiveness of jewelweed, Impatiens capensis, the related cultivar I. balsamina and the component, lawsone in preventing post poison ivy exposure contact dermatitis, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 143, 1, (314), (2012).[doi.org]
  • Bentoquatum helps prevent urushiol from penetrating the skin. A typical case of Poision Ivy Treatment When an allergic reaction develops, the skin should be washed well with lukewarm water and soap.[web.archive.org]
  • References Susan Carol Hauser, A Field Guide to Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac: Prevention and Remedies , Third. (Falcon, 2008).[cirrusimage.com]

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