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Poison Ivy

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 14, 2019.

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?

Poison ivy is used by some people to help with arthritis or pain. Others believe it can help to desensitize to the poison ivy allergy rash.

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.

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

  • Take extra care if you are allergic to cashews or mangos.

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

  • Feeling dizzy

  • Rash, swelling, or blisters

  • Itching

  • Mouth or throat irritation

  • Fever

  • Blood in the urine

  • Trouble seeing

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

Last Reviewed Date

2017-07-14

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