Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac (cont.)
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There are no surgical treatments for a poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash.
Creating tolerance and reducing sensitivity
Some cultures, including certain Native American cultures, have used homeopathic treatment for poison ivy, oak, or sumac as a means of preventing the rash. Stories of successful prevention of rash through eating the leaves are common, but research studies have failed to reproduce these results without the people involved in the studies developing mild to serious side effects.
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