Patient Comments: Poison Ivy - Prevention

Question:

What do you do prevent exposure to poisonous plants such as poison ivy, oak, and sumac? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Marshall , 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 12

I picked up poison ivy or poison oak or possibly sumac from smoke particles in fires in the northern California area that have accumulated all summer long. J wore boots and a long sleeve shirt. The smoke particles went right in through my clothing. Dense clothing is highly recommended, and leather gloves. A complete leather wardrobe would be best and don't forget eye protection.

Comment from: Itchydry, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 06

I have had a rash now for 4 weeks covering my arms, back, chest and legs, but not the face. They are raised dark red bumps and some spread looking like burnt skin; dry scaly skin on these sites. All topical applications are temporary relief but cold showers prevent swelling.

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