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Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

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Poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac are all plants that can cause painful and itchy reactions when they come in contact with skin.
Answer Posin oak is not contagious from person, to person, you can mostly get it from the plat itself or any kind of outdoor animals, the animals go near the plant and rubs the oils onto there fur, the animal does not get infected because of its fur when you come to adore your pet the oils transfer…
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Depending on the severity, poison ivy can be treated by over the counter medications such as benadryl. Most cases require prescription strength topical cortisone cream or even prednisone by mouth. Poison ivy can be contagious and can spread by person to person contact. Wash your hands frequently and…
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This advice is to be taken at your own risk. Apply bleach (Chlorox) diluted with water (1:1 or less). This will dissolve and dry up the reaction. Start with a test area and apply carefully after scratching open the blisters. The best cure is prevention. If you suspect exposure while doing yardwork, …
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Poison Ivy Rash Dead white blood cells...infection.
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Answer There are several chemicals available that will kill poison ivy. Check with your local lawn and garden store to see what they recommend. Ivy is a woody stem plant and normal weed killer like 2-4-D will only make the leaves drop off but not kill it. 2-4-5-T will kill it, but I don't know if…
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Poison Sumac grows wild in the eastern one-third of the United States and Texas, Louisiana, and Minnesota. If you live in one of those states, you might be able to find someone who has it growing wild and would let you remove it for free. Since it is both poisonous and invasive (spreads relentlessly…
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Poison oak and poison ivy, along with poison sumac all belong to the cashew family, Anacardiaceae. All three contain an oil that actually is a resin called urushiol that causes an allergic reaction (contact dermatitis) when it comes into direct contact with the skin of most people. Urushiol can also…
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No Its NOT contagious from person to person..
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Can dogs get poison ivy? They can, but thankfully, dogs don't seem to get poison ivy nearly as commonly as humans. Thanks to their long, protective hair coat, the oils from poison ivy just can't reach the skin. Unfortunately, these oils can be spread from Itchy Izzy to you. Use caution when hiking…
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An application of a pesticide such as Roundup that contains the active ingredient glysophate may kill poison ivy [Toxicodendron radicans]. A severing of the plant from its roots may be effective. Forest and park services often do that to control poison ivy as a thick vine growing up trees. A smother…
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I don't know about sun exposure, but I do know how poison ivy works, which may help. When an allergic person comes in contact with the powders or oils of the plant, he/she begins to have a reaction. As long as the oil or powder remains on the skin, the rash can spread and worsen. Upon exposure or po…
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Poison Ivy is not contagious. It cannot be spread from person to person. It spreads by the oils from the plant. If you do not clean your skin well after contact or if you come into contact with clothes, garden tools, etc. that still have the oil on them, you can break out in other places. Even a wee…
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Answer Like an oak leaf, but growing right out of the groud. Use the link below to see several images of the leaves of this plant.
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Best way it to pull it up roots and all. If you have axis to heavy equipment you can dig up roots then hook cable or chain to the roots and pull out large clumps at a time. I am going to try a crossbow herbicede with a round up combo to see if it will kill it. So far nothing has killed it other then…
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As far as I can tell from my internet research, there is no poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) in the Philippines. However there are far more dangerous plants there such as the Stinger (Dendrocnide Moroides), the Poison Arrow Tree (Antiaris Toxicaria), the Cashew Tree (Anacardium occidentale), and …
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poison ivy asnwer Many think that once you have a rash from poison ivy/oak/sumac, you are contagious until it's gone, spreading it around on yourself and to others. However, the rash is a contact dermatitis, which only produces a rash when the body is in direct contact with the allergen (in this cas…
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Scentual Soapworks makes a super sensitive bar of soap that has aloe, oatmeal and honey already in it for soothing relief. You could also grind up oatmeal to a fine powder and soak in that. If it's really bad, have your doctor prescribe prednisone. mountain laurel is a natural cure for poison ivy…
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It spreads through your blood. It cant spread to anybody else though. :] im so smarticle because i get it every year Dx it hurts! I am not lieing even ask your doctorThe rash and blisters are a reaction to the oily sap called urushiol that is found in poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumak. Your sk…
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Poison Ivy Rash The first symptom of contact is a severe itching of the skin that develops into reddish colored inflammation or non-colored bumps, and then blistering of the skin occurs. In severe cases, clear fluids ooze from open blistered sores. Once the urushiol poison has had contact with th…
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Some symptoms are red skin and bumps forming on your skin and you may have an urge to scratch.
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I don't think they get the allergic reaction and itchiness we do, but they can carry the oil on their fur and pass it on to us. Do not no Do not no
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You can treat severe or mild poison oak by taking a really hot shower and then rubbing it hard w/ bleach. Don't itch!! I have had poison oak and it is quite unbearable. But if you itch it too much, it will turn black and leave a permanent scar (I have one from poison oak on my leg!). Wait a little a…
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Poision ivy has an oil on its leaves that when they come in contact with our skin, it makes a chemical burn or rash. Poision oak has a pollen that when magnified, looks like a porcupine and when it makes contact with our skin, the skin will expand around the pollen and make a small liquid filled env…
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ANSWER: Poison sumac is the worst. It makes purple spots that itch terribly. Poison oak makes raised water filled blisters. It itches but nowhere as bad as sumac.
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If you don't have any medicine at the time then you can use some house hold items. You get baking soda and vinegar and put it together, it will bubble up so wait until it bubbles down before adding any more. Put a very large amount of baking soda in to where it will make a paste then just apply it e…
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Poison Ivy usually last two to three weeks. I've had it for two weeks and four days and it's clearing up now. (it's got the crusty look) Don't think it will go away in no time. Medicines and Lotions help the itch but do not speed up the healing process! Here are some FACTS.Poison ivy CAN'T be spread…
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Of course it does not have enough light or heat to survive,it usually dies off the first frost. Yes this guy is correct but not really. The plant dies but the oil in the plant "Urushiol" that gives people the rash stays active on any surface, including dead plants, for up to 5 years. So even if the …
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There are no poison ivies in the tropical rain forests. Although the double shell contains a skin irritating toxin similar to poison ivy. The cashew nut is edible and the "apple" can be eaten raw or made into chutney
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Ivy is an evergreen shining creeper usually found in Europe and Russia
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Poison ivy has groups of three leaves that are pointed at the tip. The leaves are serrated on the edges and the plant can form vines.
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lotion
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first you put rubbing alcohol on the infected areas then rinse it with cold water, do NOT use warm water it will open up your pores and make the poison oils seep in more. Then you can use anti oil dish soap on it, it will make it so it doesn't spread any further. Oatmeal baths work good too. Make su…
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Poison Ivy is a type of plant that when you touch it , that place of your body will be itchy. You can stop it by buying Calamine ( Ferric Oxide.) Lotion. You can buy the lotion at local stores.
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To treat poison ivy, it may become necessary to take antihistamine pills. It is also advised that someone take warm baths and use calamine lotion.
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there are lots of ways to cure poison ivy, but one of the popular est is to wash the affected area and cold water with soap. if you use this cure within 5 minutes then it will keep the poison from seeking into your skin. a big mistake most people make is using hot water but this does not work, it op…
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yes. It is a steroid pack. However, if you were prescribed the pack, bring a note from your physician explaining the reason. The issue with steroids is the illegality of them, not that you needed them for a condition.
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After the poison ivy vine dies, it still has some urushiol oil, the thing that makes you itchy. It takes an incredible five years until the dead plant is safe to touch. But you don't exactly know how old the poison ivy is dead, so I wouldn't recommend touching it AT ALL.
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Yes, depending upon the situation. It's considered a medical emergency any time that poison ivy attacks the face and the neck. It's also considered a medical emergency any time that the vapors are inhaled. Fire may be a way of controlling poison ivy. But it's a poor choice, for the vapors are even m…
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Poison Ivy is a perennial woody weed that is native to North America. It is reproduced by seeds, which are readily dispersed by animals and birds, as well as roots.
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i had poison ivy a month ago.i received the steroid shot also.after i had the shot it took two weeks to go away.Tips:wash EVERYTHING!then take alcohol on a rag and pat on your body leave it!spots already there use different cotton balls on each area to bleach them then wash it off with tecnu!do not …
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Bad things happen. Don't eat poison ivy.
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They won't pass on the poison ivy if they bathed and changed clothes to get the oil from the leaves off of them. If, however, the first person touches the other person soon after initial contact, it's entirely possible the other person may also be afflicted.
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Everywhere in the US and southern Canada except the far west, deserts and at high altitude. In the west they have poison oak, which is very similar. Both love roadsides and edges of fields. Anybody know how far into Canada and Mexico it goes?
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Poison oak usually has five leaves and will sometimes have a redish tint to it, while poison ivy has three leaves and is green.
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Yes, in the early stages it can. When the oil of the plant, urushiol, remains on the skin, skin to skin contact with the affected area may spread the rash from person to person. It can also be spread through unwashed clothing that was in contact with urushiol from the plant or the skin. Once the oil…
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The rash itself is not contagious, and the fluid in the blisters does not spread the rash. Poison ivy dermatitis appears as soon as four hours or as long as 10 days after the exposure, depending on individual sensitivity and the amount exposure. As the rash appears, any sensitivity a person had begi…
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You get poison oak from touches poison oak (green, three leaves not hairy leaves) which gives off a black type of oil which stays on your skin or clothes etc.. Also you could get it from an infected individual. To get it that way is if there poison oak touches your clothes or skin within 74 hours of…
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From the North American countries of Canada, Mexico and the United States of America is where poison ivy [Toxicodendron radicans] comes from. The plant tends not to be found above altitudes of 4,900 feet [1,500 meters]. It also tends to be most common along the edges of wooded areas. But it's very a…
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A lot of things. Here are only a few: Boxelder trees (aka ashleaf maple) Virginia creeper (only sometimes, though) Poison oak Wild strawberry Wild blackberry Wild strawberry
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when you scratch alot
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most trails of the us or wild forest also along the us
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no it spreads the poison, it will pop on it's on, plus you could make it scar, like with other blisters I have to correct the original person that posted - you cannot spread "poison" by popping the bubbles. The fluid in the bubbles is produced by your body and caused by the reaction to the plant'…
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Poison ivy produces an oil called urushiol. Urushiol is an irritant to the skin and other tissue. If you touch the plant you will get the urushiol on you. Even long dead poison ivy vines can still be coated with the oil.
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Soap and water. Be sure to rinse all the soap off, then dry it well.
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it depends how bad it is if you get it realy bad then it will spread everywhere so i would watch out and if it spreads it spreads everywhere not just in one place EVERYWHERE
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yes it is contagious. It also gets on furniture and clothes. When my son had it I bought and egg crate and made him stay on it until it healed. Then I threw the egg crate away. Use gloves when touching clothes to wash. Call pharmacy and talk with them they can tell you what to do.This above answer i…
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That the plant's urushiol oil is extremely irritating is the reason for the itching that poision ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) causes. Specifically, the plant's oil actually is not poisonous. Instead, it is an allergen that brings on an allergic reaction in humans, but not wildlife. At the same time…
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A poison ivy rash looks red and splotchy in appearance. It can be raised an also form blisters. It can take on a linear appearance due to the way the plant brushes across the skin in casual contact.
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According to the extension office, there is nothing documented that shows any toxic effects of these plants on horses, except that the plants MIGHT irritate the lips and mouth of SOME horses when they eat it. Also, cows, pigs and goats can eat the plants with no ill effects whatsoever, so it stands …
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You can tell if you have poison ivy by the rash. You will start to see the rash 12- 48 hrs after being exposed. The rash is usually a straight line from where the plant hit you but can be more spread out if you where exposed by clothing, your pet, smoke, ect.
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I am actually not sure... But i fixed this question the other one had an un-reasonable answer. Sorry
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not Antarctica
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first the rash starts with itching later swelling. after that many reddish pimples or bumps will appear.
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I don't know of any way to get rid of it, but one good way to stop the itching is with Benadryl. They have a lotion or creme you can rub on, but I like the allergy pills best.
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Boil the plant: touch me nots - stems, leaves and flowers in some water for about an hour until the water is fairly dark. Strain the water and cool. Dab on poison ivy regularly. It stops the itching, and helps dry it up quickly and thus helps it clear up sooner than just waiting on it or using calam…
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Yes, the chlorine will help dry out the rash. Also, it is not contagious to other people in the pool, it is only passed on from the oils in the plant.
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Actually NO it is not contagious from person to person. You MUST come into contact with the plant to get the rash. It is a myth that you CAN catch it from another person! True, you can't get the rash from someone's rash or blisters. However, if a person or pet has recently touched the plant and sti…
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You can't kill poison Ivy. Maybe try ripping it with gloves. Soon after it will die. Be sure you throw away your gloves after. The oil from the poison ivy plant will stay on the gloves and remain active for up to 5 years. DON'T BURN poison ivy. The oil will become airborne and may enter your lungs…
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2-3 weeks
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a couple weeks
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Yes, you can plant poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) although it most likely is not a good idea to do so. Specifically, poison ivy attracts wildlife, which are completely unreactive to contact with the plant's painfully irritating urushiol oil. But if it is not already on your property, then it i…
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Round-up 2% Weed Killer, apply 3 times with two weeks intervals
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over the counter calamine gel. not the lotion, use the gel cause the lotion runs too much. and also a bath in aveeno oatmeal bath powder helps soothe the itching, plus you smell delicious afterwards
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Yes, but if swimming in a pool and not the ocean, the area could become agitated from the chemicals. Make sure to wash and apply lotion to the area before swimming. Then repeat when finished swimming.
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Of course not! Acne is caused by a bacteria and there is nothing medicinal about Zanfel whatsoever.
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You can, if you have placed the leaves in contact with your tongue, or with something that had the plant's toxins (Urushiol) on it. There's no topical treatment for poison ivy in your mouth except perhaps sucking on ice chips to numb the area. In this unusual case, your doctor might consider a cours…
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The following picture is a poison oak.If no picture shows up then simply type 'poison oak' into google images
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Poison ivy causes severe itching that develops into reddish colored inflammation or non-colored bumps, and then blistering.
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Click on the link below for a picture.
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Well it usually is on trees it has a reddish stem, with 6-12 leaves and one pointing out on the end.
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Google Images has a range of shots available -- from a long-shot, to a close-up, to pictures of people who have been stung by this plant. See the Related Link.
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Please familiarize yourself with the plant in the related link in the lower left. This plant leaves a nasty painful rash which will leave a scar.
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Poison ivy has red berries, seeds inside.
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its found in a womans but
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Treating Poison Ivy When you talk poison ivy, you're talking urushiol poisoning. Urushiol is a very sophisticated oil-based, hydrophobic toxin. When it comes into contact with skin, you have about 15 minutes to wash it off with a strong surfactant/soap. After that, it bonds at the cellular level…
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When you talk Poison-ivy, you're talking Urushiol poisoning. Urushiol is very sophisticated oil-based, hydrophobic toxin. When it comes in contact with skin, you have about 15 minutes to wash it off, with a strong surfactant/soap. After that, it bonds at the cellular level (and after that point is n…
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Google 'poison ivy'at Google Images. There's a range of photos. One of the helpful sites is the following: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/poisonivy8-11b.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/toxra.htm&usg=__jUa4F7yTgbQ_3JbnBmu7VuQTHq8…
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Separation of roots from stems, solarization of an area, and treatment with herbicides are ways to eliminate poison ivy. It will be important to don proper protective equipment, head to toe, when severing above-ground parts from life-sustaining liquids from the roots, spraying with appropriate Toxic…
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animals get poison because god bring them down with poison to protect there selfs from enimes and things them eat them
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none at all its pointless
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The trick is to remove the oil from the skin as fast as possible. Wash the area with cold water for several minutes. Do not use soap or a washcloth. If swelling comes up quickly, the best move is to get to an emergency room to get a cortisone shot to help alleviate the allergic reaction.
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The main difference between the rash from poison ivy and shingles is that a shingles rash is very painful. A shingles rash tends to be on only one side of the body. A rash from poison ivy can be in several places on the body.
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An old saying serves to differentiate between the similar poison ivy and Virginia creeper. For the five-leaved Virginia creeper tends not to be noxious to humans. But with poison ivy, it's well to remember 'leaves of three let it be'. Additionally, poison ivy has a light-colored berry about which th…
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No. Those in the medical profession say not to touch, scratch or irritate. One individual who is known to react strongly to poison ivy is known to wear soft gloves to sleep. That way, the skin is protected from clawing nails, and the hands are protected from the bleeding of clawed blisters.
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I have poison ivy and here is what has been helping me:Rhubarb- take the stem and use the juice to rub on the rash, helps the itching go away a bitAnti-Itch cream- Hydrocortisone, place in fridge and use 2-4 times a dayAlcohol- rub on before you put anti-itch onIce- ice pack and suchThis is just wha…
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