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The 3 Points of Poison Ivy


In this month’s issue of Montana Parent magazine, I review some key information regarding poison ivy.  The “3 points” of poison ivy refers not only to the “leaves of 3” but also to the following key issues:

  • Identifying poison ivy:  this can be tricky, even the stems during fall and winter can transfer the oleoresin to unsuspecting persons.  Check out the article and learn what to look for and where to look.
  • Preventing exposure to poison ivy: while this is optimal, it takes planning.  That nasty oleoresin can linger on clothing or other objects for up to a year!
  • What to do if you come into contact with poison ivy:  It’s important to know how fast a person needs to react to remove the oleoresin from the skin and what measures can be helpful to prevent a miserable 2-3 weeks.

To read the article, go to page 48

At Family Allergy & Asthma Care of Montana, we want your summer to be rash free.  If you are exposed to poison ivy and feeling miserable, call us.  We want to take care of you!

This information is solely for informational purposes and not intended as a substitute for consultation with a medical professional.  

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