Allergy: Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Topic Guide
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac: Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can causes an allergic reaction when someone comes in contact with the plant. This oil is called urushiol. The resulting rash appears one to three days after contact and may crust or ooze. Home remedies for the rash include applying cool compresses and calamine lotion, soaking in an Aveeno bath, and taking oral antihistamines.
Skin Rashes in Children Skin rashes in children may be categorized as bacterial, viral, life-threatening, fungal, and parasitic rashes. Oftentimes, the associated symptoms help establish diagnosis. Treatment depends upon the type of rash and the severity of the signs and symptoms.
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