Home Health House Calls: Poison Ivy and Oak

Published 06/06 2014 08:16AM

Updated 06/06 2014 08:18AM

Poison Ivy and Oak-

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Poison Ivy and poison Oak are types of plants that cause Skin rashes.
These plants contain a type of sap oil.
If you’re allergic to this oil, touching one of these plants may cause your skin to react. Within minutes or days, you may have a red, swollen, itchy rash.
You can help prevent a poison oak or poison ivy rash.
Know what these plants look like And then avoid them.
They grow in the form of vines, small plants, and large bushes.
In most cases, poison oak and poison ivy have three leaves per stem.
Watch out for these plants when you go to any outdoor area.
Avoid touching either of these plants.
When heading outdoors Wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt If you are going to a heavily wooded or brushy area.
You should also wear gloves when working outside.
If you are exposed to one of these plants and are allergic Y

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