Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac Topic Overview
- What Causes Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac
- What Are the Symptoms of Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac
- What Happens When You Have Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac
- What Increases Your Risk of Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac
- When To Call a Doctor
- Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac Exams and Tests
- Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac Treatment Overview
- Home Treatment
- Other Treatment
- Other Places To Get Help
- Related Information
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.
Other Places To Get Help
| National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)|
|395 E Street SW|
|Washington, DC 20201|
|Phone: ||1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)|
(513) 533-8328 (outside the U.S.)
|Fax: ||(513) 533-8347|
|Web Address: ||www.cdc.gov/niosh|
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducts research and makes recommendations for the prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses. NIOSH also provides information to the public.
|American Academy of Dermatology|
|P.O. Box 4014|
|Schaumburg, IL 60168|
|Phone: ||1-866-503-SKIN (1-866-503-7546) toll-free|
|Fax: ||(847) 240-1859|
|Web Address: ||www.aad.org|
The American Academy of Dermatology provides information about the care of skin, hair, and nails. You can locate a dermatologist in your area by using their "Find a Dermatologist" tool at www.aad.org/find-a-derm.
|KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens|
|10140 Centurion Parkway North|
|Jacksonville, FL 32256|
|Phone: ||(904) 697-4100|
|Fax: ||(904) 697-4220|
|Web Address: ||www.kidshealth.org|
This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health, from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.