- What other names is Poison Ivy known by?
- What is Poison Ivy?
- How does Poison Ivy work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Poison Ivy.
Poison ivy is a plant. Most people remember poison ivy as a plant that can cause a serious, long-lasting rash, if touched. The leaves are used to make medicine.
Poison ivy is used to treat pain.
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allergic reaction with widespread symptoms. When taken by mouth, poison ivy can cause severe irritation of the mouth, throat, and lining of the stomach and intestines; nausea; vomiting; colic; diarrhea; dizziness; blood in the urine; fever; and coma.
Skin contact can cause redness, swelling, blisters, severe skin destruction, swelling of the eye (cornea), or loss of sight. To prevent poison ivy from causing skin irritation, wash exposed area with water within 5 to 10 minutes of contact. Use soap and water first, then ether or alcohol.
Inhaling smoke from the burning plant can result in fever, lung infection, and death due to swelling of the throat.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Poison ivy is LIKELY UNSAFE to take by mouth or touch. Avoid it.
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