Poisonous plants like ivy often cause allergic reactions on the skin that can be itchy and uncomfortable. A person can come into contact with this poison by touching the plant directly, touching something with sap on it, or breathing in air near a burning plant.
If you touch this poisonous sap, you will become very itchy. The affected area will turn red and swell. After the swelling, blisters will emerge that can be quite painful. Spend some time studying poisonous plants like ivy that exist in your area so you can avoid them and the allergic reactions they cause.
If you are dealing with a poison ivy rash or a psoriasis outbreak, schedule an appointment with Arlington Dermatology. We want to give every patient personalized care that gets to the route of their problems. For more information on our range of skin services, visit us online or call 847-392-5440.