Last updated: 24 Nov 2021  |  5709 Views  | 



It is a disease that causes irritation on the skin after an irritant is found.

It is caused by certain substances that come in direct contact with the skin causing an allergic reaction, such as resin, produced from poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac plants. is a common cause Exposure to the substance may not occur only by touching the plant. but also clothing or pets and other causes such as cleaners, perfumes, soaps, shampoos, nickel, drugs, pesticides, chemicals


Dry, red, chapped, itchy, irritated, stinging occurs 24-36 hours after exposure to the substance, followed by blisters and bark-like thickening and swelling of the skin. Inhaling or swallowing the material may cause choking or nausea. Scratching the skin can lead to infection.

Dermatitis from history of irritation or skin lesions.


The best treatment is to avoid exposure. For example, avoid buying fur clothing and blankets if you are sensitive to fur, learn to recognize poison ivy, wear long gloves, sleeves and long pants to avoid contact with plants or pollen. Antihistamines, immunosuppressants Steroids can be given as tablets, creams, topical oils, calamine, and applied to the skin if itching.

Things to do

Steroids should be used as directed. Include antihistamines if needed and stop immediately when the itching improves. eat healthy food

Calamine should be used to cure itching, but should be used 1 hour after steroid application.

You should exercise, but when you are hot and sweating, you should wash your body thoroughly.

Should use mild soap or shampoo. Avoid potentially irritating substances such as perfumes. various aromatic substances make

Clean skin immediately when exposed to irritants.

See your doctor if you have fever, cough, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea, or worsening rash.

don't do

Do not increase the steroid dose on your own when your skin gets worse.

Do not use antihistamines or dermatitis.


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