A 41-year-old member asked:
what does my dad have, poison ivy, poison sumac, or does it really matter? is the treatment the same?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 18 years experience
Same treatment: (toxicodendron dermatitis) aka: poison ivy/oak/sumac causes an itchy blistering reaction of varying degrees in almost everyone who contacts it and fails to wash it off immediately. Seeing a doctor is highly recommended because oral steroids for about 3 weeks in a tapering course will dramatically improve this condition in a few days. Topical soaks to dry the blisters is also helpful. Good luck.
Last updated Sep 20, 2017
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