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Recognizing Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

Published on in Health Tip of the Week

poison ivy

The old saying goes: "Leaves of three, let them be." Poison ivy, oak and sumac are three plants that carry the same poison – urushiol , a colorless, odorless oil that causes an itchy, irritating rash. While they differ in appearance, all of the plants grow white, cream or yellow berries in the fall.

Summertime Skin Irritants

Published on in CHOP News

Summertime Skin Irritants

Information on treating common summertime skin irritants including Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac and Jellyfish, from the Poison Control Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.