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What are the tests for toxicodendron dermatitis?

Patch testing. Toxicodendron dermatitis is poison ivy, for those who don't know. A patch test can be applied to the back to determine if you are allergic to the toxicodendron plant oil, but usually it isn't necessary; the diagnosis is made by visual examination by a dermatologist. Read more...

What are the major symptoms of toxicodendron dermatitis?

Itchiness, weeping. Toxicodendron dermatitis refers to a plant oil mediated dermatitis. It presents with a weeping, red, incredibly itchy rash, typically in a linear pattern reflecting someone brushing by a plant. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Toxicodendron dermatitis?

Poison Ivy. Exposure to plants of the Anacardiaceae family accounts for the most common allergic contact dermatitis than all other plant families. In the United States, the most important members of this family are the Toxicodendron, which include poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Contact with them exposes the skin to urushiol, which is very allergenic and results in intense itching and redness. Read more...