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May 17, 2022
Psoriasis vs. Poison Ivy Rash: How to Differentiate them

Trying to determine whether you have poison ivy rash or psoriasis? Can't tell them apart? You're not alone. Most people do not know how to differentiate between poison ivy and psoriasis. Both are skin conditions that produce rash-like symptoms. However, it is essential to know the difference between the two skin conditions because they are […]

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May 3, 2022
What You Need to Do After Contact With Poison Ivy

What to do when you've come in contact with poison ivy may seem like a common question, but it garners different answers. While most people know the symptoms of poison ivy—rash, hives, blisters, itchiness—they may fail to realize what can happen after exposure and how to handle the aftermath. The best way to treat poison […]

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April 26, 2022
Is Poison Ivy Contagious?

"Leaves of three, let it be" is a famous rhyme that describes the typical appearance of poison ivy and tells people to avoid contact with it.. Poison ivy is a common plant throughout the United States with the potential to cause allergic reactions. Poison ivy rash is caused by the body’s reaction to urushiol oil. […]

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April 19, 2022
Avoid Itchy Rash from These Plants

Did you know that allergies affect over 50 million people in the United States each year? Millions of people are allergic to various things, from dust mites and mold to foods and insect bites. But did you know that certain plants can cause severe itching, rashes and skin infections? Plants are nature’s beauties. They provide […]

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April 1, 2022
How Quickly Must Poison Ivy Oil be Removed To Avoid a Rash?

If you’ve ever experienced it, you know that a poison ivy rash is never pleasant, and any steps you can take to reduce or, even better, completely avoid the infamous itchy rash is worthwhile. While most people are aware of the more basic prevention methods such as wearing covering clothing while hiking and avoiding three-leafed […]

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April 1, 2022
How long does poison ivy rash last?

Although we often associate poison ivy with summertime and all the outdoor activities that come with it, the fact remains that poison ivy is still alive and capable of inflicting a nasty rash year-round. No matter the season, the best defense against poison ivy is being fully informed about it. You can only develop a […]

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April 1, 2022
Why You Shouldn't Use Hot Water on a Poison Ivy Rash

Poison ivy is a highly widespread plant being found in every state in the continental United States. Equally widespread are the folk remedies and common misconceptions that abound regarding treatment for poison ivy rash. This article will serve to combat one piece of misinformation that still surprises many people who learn about it - that […]

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March 1, 2022
How Do You Get Rid of Poison Ivy on Your Property?

Although probably every American is at least passingly familiar with poison ivy, many people will encounter it only when they are spending time outdoors in woods or parks. In that case, poison ivy is just a natural hazard of spending time outside in nature, an acceptable risk that comes with going for a hike or […]

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March 1, 2022
How Can You Tell If It’s Poison Ivy?

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of coming into contact with poison ivy, you likely won’t forget the encounter any time soon. First comes the red rash, itching and blisters. Symptoms can develop from a few hours to even a week later.  The culprit? Urushiol oil found in the sap of these plants. Just two […]

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March 1, 2022
What You May Not Know About Poison Ivy

Considering that it can be found in almost every part of the United States, it’s hardly surprising that almost everyone is at least passingly familiar with poison ivy. However, the fact that it is extremely common has also led to the spread of several misconceptions about this plant.  This article will serve to introduce you […]

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March 1, 2022
Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac: How Do They Differ?

For many people across the United States, summer weather is associated with time spent outdoors, enjoying the sunshine. Whether you’re hiking or camping for fun, or if spending time outside is a normal or necessary part of life, exposure to harmful plants is a reality you have to be prepared for. This article will provide […]

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March 1, 2022
What to Know About Urushiol

If you live in the United States, chances are very high that you have heard of the infamous plant, poison ivy. In fact, considering that poison ivy represents the most common allergic reaction in the US (roughly 85% of people will have an allergic reaction to it, and 15% of people will have a severe […]

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March 1, 2022
What You Need to Know About Poison Ivy Rash

If you live in the United States, you’ve very likely to have personally experienced poison ivy, or know someone who has. This poisonous plant can be found in every state in the US except for Hawaii and Alaska, and roughly 85% of people will experience an allergic reaction when they come into contact with it.  […]

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