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Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac


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Comment from: adam, Published: April 12

Tooth paste. Apply 1 hour before bed let dry then cover. Shower to remove toothpaste in morning. My poison sumac was gone in 2 days.

Comment from: Christina J, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 14

I went to the doctor and kept getting shots after contact with poison ivy.

Comment from: Liane, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 05

I have poison ivy in my garden at the cabin. I've had good luck with scrubbing my arms and any other areas I might have exposed with dish soap and cold water - as cold as you can stand. I got this advice from my plumber! It seems to work.


Brown, Sydney Park Brown and Pat Grace. "Identification of Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac, and Poisonwood." University of Florida IFAS Extension. <http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep220>.

Prok, Lori, and Thomas McGovern. "Poison Ivy (Beyond the Basics)." UptoDate.com. Nov. 25, 2013. <http://www.uptodate.com/contents/poison-ivy-beyond-the-basics>.

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