Poison Ivy/Rhusdermatitis/Toxicodendron dermatitis

Poison Ivy/Rhusdermatitis/Toxicodendron dermatitis

Last Reviewed : 12/24/2020
Poison Ivy/Rhusdermatitis/Toxicodendron dermatitis

Poison ivy is a woody vine that produces a toxic resin called urushiol, which causes intense itchiness and raised rashes when it comes in contact with skin. This plant grows all over the United States and is identifiable by its bright green color and distinctive three-leaf structure. Contact between poison ivy and the skin causes severe dermatitis resulting sometimes in painful rash. The species is variable in its appearance and habit, and despite its common name it is not a true ivy (Hedera), but rather a member of the cashew and almond family. It is commonly eaten by many animals, and the seeds are consumed by birds.

The following websites are some of the best online resources that provide more information about Poison Ivy. You will be directed to the websites by clicking on the respective links.


Basic information:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/poison-ivy/basics/definition/con-20025866. mayo clinic, poison ivy rash

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/poison-ivy-oak-or-sumac-topic-overview#1. webmd, poison ivy, oak, or sumac - topic overview

http://www.medicinenet.com/poison_ivy_oak_and_sumac/article.htm. medicine net, poison ivy, oak, and sumac

https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/itchy-skin/poison-ivy-oak-and-sumac#overview. american academy of dermatology, poison ivy, oak and sumac: overview

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/poison-ivy.html. kids health, poison ivy

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/allergy_poison_ivy_oak_and_sumac/article_em.htm. emedicine health, poison ivy, oak, and sumac

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/99-015.htm. poison ivy

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265375.php. medical news today, poison ivy rash: causes, treatment, and prevention


Advanced information:

https://medlineplus.gov/poisonivyoakandsumac.html. medline plus, poison ivy, oak, and sumac

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/poison-ivy-beyond-the-basics. uptodate, poison ivy (beyond the basics)


Related topics:

https://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm049342.htm. fda, outsmarting poison ivy and other poisonous plants

http://www.healthline.com/health/outdoor-health/poison-ivy-pictures-remedies#overview1. poison ivy rash: pictures & remedies

http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/botany/poison-ivy.htm. how poison ivy works

https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/poison_ivy.htm. learn more about poison ivy

Other articles:

http://www.webmd.com/allergies/treating-poison-ivy#1. recognize poison ivy, oak, and sumac

http://www.healthline.com/health/outdoor-health/poison-ivy-remedies. 8 poison ivy remedies and preventative measures

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/plants/. poisonous plants

Other helpful resources:

http://www.poison-ivy.org/. poison ivy.org

http://poisonivy.aesir.com/view. poison ivy, oak & sumac information center

http://www.top10homeremedies.com/home-remedies/home-remedies-poison-ivy.html. home remedies for poison ivy



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oyodrhpqk0. youtube, how to never have a serious poison ivy rash again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwzjvnaonsk. youtube, identifying poison ivy and oak

http://www.thevisualmd.com/read_videoguide/?idu=1083618729&q=%20toxic. the visual md, how poison ivy works?0


https://www.slideshare.net/sciencepowerpointcom/poison-ivy-and-other-poisionous-plants-identification-visual-quiz. slideshare, poison ivy and other poisionous plants identification visual quiz

https://www.slideshare.net/eawong1192/home-remedies-for-poison-ivy-25494991. slideshare, home remedies for poison ivy

https://prezi.com/przzs3qvxbsy/poison-ivy-toxicodendron/. prezi, poison ivy (toxicodendron)

https://prezi.com/t7boyoyxdp4w/poison-ivy/. prezi, poison ivy

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