poison sumac


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poison sumac

n.
1. A shrub or small tree (Toxicodendron vernix) of eastern North American wetlands, having compound leaves and greenish-white berries and causing a rash on contact.
2. A skin rash caused by contact with this plant.

poi′son su′mac


n.
a swamp shrub or small tree, Rhusvernix, of the cashew family, common in the eastern U.S., having pinnate leaves and pale green flowers: may cause allergic dermatitis when touched.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poison sumac - dermatitis resulting from contact with a poison sumac plantpoison sumac - dermatitis resulting from contact with a poison sumac plant
Rhus dermatitis - contact dermatitis resulting from contact with plants of the genus Toxicodendron
2.poison sumac - smooth American swamp shrub with pinnate leaves and greenish flowers followed by greenish white berriespoison sumac - smooth American swamp shrub with pinnate leaves and greenish flowers followed by greenish white berries; yields an irritating oil
genus Toxicodendron, Toxicodendron - in some classifications: comprising those members of the genus Rhus having foliage that is poisonous to the touch; of North America and northern South America
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
Translations

poison sumac

n (bot) zumaque venenoso
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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 rash.
* 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.
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.