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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Prolonged poison ivy symptoms, what causes this?

Prolonged poison ivy symptoms, what causes this?

Posion ivy : Poison ivy symptoms normally begin 12-48 hours after contact with the plant oils and can last 2-3 weeks! Often the rash gets worse before it gets better. If the rash persists beyond 2-3 weeks or you develop oozing blisters, pus or fever see a Dr as the skin may have become infected requiring antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes the itchiness when you touch poison ivy?

What causes the itchiness when you touch poison ivy?

Contact Dermatitis: Contact allergens include agents like metals, topical antibiotics, and plants like poison ivy. Poison ivy rash is caused by an allergic reaction to an oily resin called urushiol. This oil is in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Allergic reaction leads to release of chemical like histamine in the skin which causes the itchy sensation. ...Read more

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Does poison ivy cause infertility?

Does poison ivy cause infertility?

No: I take the question to mean does a skin rash from poison ivy cause infertility, for that the answer is no. There would be a lot less of us on the planet if it were true. If your question has more to do with ingesting, drinking some sort of tea or other odd process, i can't say it has ever been studied. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the itchiness you get when you touch poison ivy?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the itchiness you get when you touch poison ivy?

Poison ivy: The itchiness is from inflammation of the skin or contact dermatitis at the area of exposure to the oily resin called urushiol. It's the oily substance from the leaves or stems. ...Read more

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Are my bumps caused by big bites or poison ivy?

Are my bumps caused by big bites or poison ivy?

Sorry, this one: Needs to be visualized to better identify what is going on. History of exposure is also important. ...Read more

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Can rash be caused by Cialis poison ivy like rash? After first time one time exposure?

Can rash be caused by Cialis poison ivy like rash? After first time one time exposure?

Possibly: It is unusual to have a rash from taking just one medication for the first time since allergic reaction requires prior sensitization from a previous exposure. On the other hand, i just heard a presentation last week in a meeting that certain drugs can cause immune response in some individuals with certain genetic background (hla markers) with the first exposure. However Cialis was not studied. ...Read more

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Can poison ivy cause light patches on skin to develop?

Can poison ivy cause light patches on skin to develop?

Postinflammatory: Skin can often turn light colored in areas where someone had an allergic reaction like poison ivy. This is called "postinflammatory hypopigmentation". This is usually not scarring and will resolve. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more