When someone has a reaction to poison ivy/oak/sumac, it's because of the oil in the plants, which can cause an allergic rash and other symptoms.
Symptoms of poison ivy/oak/sumac include:
If a child has come in contact with poison ivy/oak/sumac:
If a child has an allergic reaction to poison ivy:
To help prevent contact with and reactions to poison ivy/oak/sumac:
Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: February 2015
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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