Once you have the rash, it typically lasts 2 to 3 weeks as the damaged skin is replaced by new cells.
All you can do is treat the symptoms and prevent infection. For mild cases, over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream and oral antihistamines—like Benadryl—work well to control inflammation and itching. Topical antibiotic ointment may prevent bacterial infection when the skin is broken open from repeated scratching. In these cases, prescription steroids or antibiotics might be necessary.
Prevention by avoidance is best. All three poison plants have compound leaves, most commonly with three leaflets. The leaves are smooth and glossy, colored with a summer green that transitions to autumn shades of orange and scarlet. Poison ivy is a stout weedy vine that climbs trees east of the Rocky Mountains. Poison oak is larger, more shrub-like, and found west of the Rockies.
Poison sumac grows in swampy areas of the Southeastern United States where it can reach heights of twenty feet.
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IvyBlock, and other medications containing the chemical bentoquatam BEN-toe-kwa-tam , prevents the rash by providing a barrier on the surface of exposed skin. It is available over-the-counter and approved for ages 6 and up. It should be applied at least 15 minutes prior to expected exposure and reapplied every 4 hours to remain effective.
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Display : 25 50 Previous record Next record. Actions Tools Choose a colour. This book reviews the history, occurrence, classification, toxic constituents and health aspects of allergenic and irritant plants that people contact in everyday life. Because the reaction of human skin to the poison ivy cashew family is especially severe and widespread, these species receive The poisoned weed: plants toxic to skin. Because the reaction of human skin to the poison ivy cashew family is especially severe and widespread, these species receive the most attention, but other familiar weeds weeds Subject Category: Organism Groups see more details , crop plants, ornamentals and wild species are also discussed.
Coverage is not intended to be encyclopedic, and references are provided for further exploration. Because chemistry defines a plant's dermatotoxic activity, species whose active constituents are still identified generally have been excluded. The writing is intended to inform a broad cross section of chemical, medical and biological scientists and students about common plant species and products that are toxic to human skin. Parts of this book also may interest people involved with forestry, firefighting, utilities, parks, gardening, agriculture, outdoor recreation, and anyone else who has frequent contact with plants.
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