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Close look on poison ivy

Poison ivy is quite common and there is a chance to cross paths with it while camping or hiking in the wilderness. Being able to identify the plant can prevent exposure and its undesirable effects. The plant grows as a small-sized shrub with a trailing vine along the ground or clings to trees. The leaves […]

What happens if an individual has prolonged rash due to poison ivy?

An individual who is exposed to poison ivy will develop rashes which are triggered by an allergic reaction to urushiol that is produced by the plant. In most cases, the rashes caused by poison ivy can be severe and the accompanying itchiness does not seem to stop. Poison oak and poison sumac also produce the […]

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