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If you have recently spent time in a wooded or grassy area, you may have accidentally come into contact with poison ivy. This plant can make you incredibly uncomfortable with incessant itching and self-conscious from skin rashes. Poison ivy treatment is available in Lawrenceville to help provide relief for residents throughout Gwinnett County.

Types of Poison Ivy

There are three types of poison ivy plants in Lawrenceville in Gwinnett County: poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Touching these plants can create an allergic reaction in approximately 85% of the population. The allergic reaction is from an oily substance called urushiol within the resin of the plants. While not contagious, poison ivy can be spread from one person to another from pets or contaminated clothing.

What are Poison Ivy Symptoms?

Symptoms of poison ivy include a rash, redness, swelling and itchy or painful blisters. The severity of the allergic reaction will depend on the personal sensitivity and the amount of oil from the plant on your skin. Scratching can delay healing from symptoms and create a secondary infection. Symptoms can last up to three weeks. If you have difficulty breathing or swallowing, seek medical attention right away.

Poison Oak, Poison Sumac and Poison Ivy Treatment

Avoiding the plants is the best form of treatment. You can avoid an allergic reaction from contact by wearing long-sleeved clothing and pants outdoors. Wash your clothes and hands immediately after being in areas where these plants may exist. Calamine lotion and antihistamines can relieve itching.

If you are unable to avoid the plant, the Lawrenceville Medical Dermatology Specialists clinic in Gwinnett County has available treatment options. A dermatologist may recommend a prescription oral corticosteroid or injection. Treatment plans are customized to meet an individual’s needs.

Relieve Your Poison Ivy Symptoms Today

The symptoms of poison ivy can make you incredibly uncomfortable. If you have symptoms near your mouth or genital areas, it is important to see a dermatologist as soon as possible. Medical Dermatology Specialists provides poison oak, poison sumac and poison ivy treatment for families in Lawrenceville and throughout Gwinnett County. Get relief from the incessant itching by scheduling an appointment today.

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