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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
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
For some odd reason i somehow got some poison ivy on my testicles. I can handle the itching. I just read somewhere that it might cause infertility?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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