Treatment of toxicodendron dermatitis (poison ivy and poison oak).Skin Therapy Lett. 2001 Apr; 6(7):3-5.ST
Toxicodendron dermatitis results from a reaction to an oil soluble oleoresin that is present in many parts of the poison ivy and poison oak plants. Prophylactic measures include avoidance, protective clothing, barrier creams and hyposensitization. Treatments include washing the area immediately with a solvent suitable for lipids and the use of anti-inflammatory agents, especially corticosteroids.