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Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

Question:

What treatment was effective for your poison ivy? Submit Your Comment

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.

REFERENCES:

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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