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The Truth about Poison Ivy by Charles A. Welborn, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACEP Medical Director, After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care
While poison ivy is around all year long, it really flourishes in the spring and summer months because the plant is growing well and people spend more time outside, increasing the rate of exposure. Poison ivy can be found not only in wooded areas, but also quite often in your own yard. Providing care in: Acupuncture, Addictions, Allergy Elimination, Anti-Age Management, Bio-Identical Hormones for Men & Women, Gynecological Exams, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Herbal Supplements & Injections, PMS (Women’s Issues), Medical Weight Loss, Restore Hair Loss.
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The majority of people have some sensitivity or allergy to poison ivy. If you have a history of allergies, you may be even more sensitive. The rash from poison ivy is caused by oil from the plant. While simple contact with poison ivy may lead to contamination with this oil, the exposure noticeably increases when the leaves
This highly irritant oil causes an allergic type of contact dermatitis, and the very itchy rash typically begins about a day after the skin comes into contact with the oil. If you know you have been exposed to poison ivy, it is important to wash your exposed skin with soap and water – several times – to prevent the oil from starting the allergic reaction. Also, if you suspect you have touched poison ivy, you should not rub your eyes or other sensitive parts of the body (such as when using the restroom) before you have washed several times.
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