Archive for October 2nd, 2017

    What Can I Do To Treat My Poison Ivy Rash?

    Issaquah urgent care

    After a great weekend camping with the kids, it’s time to get back into the working groove. However, nothing can hurt your workflow quite like a rash from poison ivy.

    Poison ivy rashes are caused by an oil called urushiol. Urushiol is a resin released from the roots, stems, and leaves of poison ivy plants. Physical contact with it can result in an allergic reaction called contact dermatitis. Up of 85% of the American population is allergic to urushiol.

    Poison ivy rash symptoms

    Symptoms of poison ivy include itchy, red, or blistering skin. These rashes can take anywhere between 12 to 48 hours to develop on the skin, and this delayed reaction can cause serious problems. This makes it incredibly easy for urushiol to spread to other parts of your body.

    In fact, urushiol can still affec

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