According to Poison-Ivy.org, a website which also provided information about poison oak and poison sumac
, the rash from poison ivy may first appear as just a slight itchy spot.
People tend to be afraid of it because of its cousin, poison sumac
(Toxicodendron vernix), although the two are very different; poison sumac
has white berries and grows in marshy areas.
Along with Tecnu Original Outdoor Cleanser and Licefree, the company manufactures Tecnu Extreme Poison Ivy Scrub, a fast-acting poison ivy scrub that works in 15 seconds; Tecnu Rash Relief Spray with scar prevention, a homeopathic anti-itch spray that can be applied without having to touch the rash; and Calagel Medicated Anti-itch Gel, a steroid-free treatment that relieves the itching, dries the oozing and reduces the swelling from poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac
* Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac
contain oils that cause rashes to appear in 12 to 72 hours after contact.
This form of contact dermatitis results from a type IV hypersensitivity reaction to urushiol, a colorless oil in the leaves, stem, root, and fruit of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac
. The reaction, which occurs 24 to 72 hours following contact with the skin, can be prevented by washing the skin promptly with a detergent soap after exposure.
Unfortunately, it also brings some less-desirable plants with it as well, such as poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac
. As your patients happily emerge from their houses to play outside, some will inevitably end up in your offices itching and uncomfortable from contact dermatitis.
Other rules include: Trash, household items, building materials, roots, bushes, briars, and harmful plants, like poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac
will not be accepted; brush is limited to branches with a diameter no larger than 6 inches.
Both products provide temporary relief from the pain and itching associated with insect bites, minor skin irritations, sunburn, rashes due to poison, ivy, poison oak or poison sumac
, and minor cuts and scrapes.
Rhus vernix, poison sumac
, is handsome to look at, but hard to handle.
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac
are plants that contain an irritating, oily sap called urushiol.
According to president Steven Rosenfeld, Columbia Antiseptic Powder has been used for more than a century by health care professionals to treat decubital ulcers, contact dermatitis, tinea pedis, moist dermatitis, prickly heat and other fungal infections as well as chafing, poison ivy, poison sumac
, poison oak, windburn, razor burn and sunburn.
A frisky narrative teases with cautions about hissing snakes and poison sumac
lying in wait.