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The oil in poison ivy/oak/sumac plants (called urushiol) can cause an allergic rash in most people who come into contact with it.
Mild rashes can be treated at home, and mostly cause discomfort from itching, burning, or blistering. Severe, widespread rashes require medical treatment.
Want to avoid summer hazards so you can focus on the fun? This center offers tips for teens.
Keep the fun in summer by keeping your child safe in the sun, the water, and the great outdoors.
Go outside! Just be safe out there. Find out how to handle stinging bugs, thunderstorms, sunny days, and icy cold days, too.
Poison ivy can grow anywhere, from the woods to your backyard. This article for teens has tips on how to avoid the plant and what to do if you get a rash.
Poison ivy can give you a nasty rash. Find out more about it – and the other plants that can make you itch – in this article for kids.
Most people get a reaction to poison ivy. Check out this article for tips on what to do and how to avoid poison ivy.
Learn about rashes in a flash. Check out our article just for kids!
Washing your hands well and often is the best way to keep from getting sick. Here’s how to teach this all-important habit to your kids.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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