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Poison Ivy

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 9, 2023.

What are other common names?

  • Rhus acutiloba
  • Rhus radicans
  • Rhus toxicarium
  • Rhus toxicodendron
  • Toxicodendron diversilobum
  • Toxicodendron pubescens
  • Toxicodendron quercifolium
  • Toxicodendron radicans
  • Toxicodendron rydbergii
  • Toxicodendron succedaneum
  • Toxicodendron toxicarium
  • Toxicodendron vernicifluum
  • Toxicodendron vernix
  • Bois de Chien
  • Chinese Lacquer
  • Herbe à la Puce
  • Herbe à Puce
  • Hiedra Venenosa
  • Markweed
  • Poison Dogwood
  • Poison Elder
  • Poison Oak
  • Poison Sumac
  • Poison Vine
  • Rhus Radicans
  • Rhus Tox
  • Rhus Toxicodendron
  • Sumac Grimpant
  • Sumac Vénéneux
  • Three-Leafed Ivy

What is this product used for?

The use of poison ivy for any health condition is not supported.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • Do not swallow this product. Serious side effects, including death, may happen if you are very allergic to poison ivy, cashews, or mangoes.

  • Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What should I watch for?

  • Rash or blisters

  • Mouth or throat irritation

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Very bad loose stools

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