Agent Name

Poison ivy/oak/sumac

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Toxicodendron, Rhus

Category

Plant-Derived Allergens

Comments

"Hyposensitization with the currently available commercially prepared extracts of poison ivy/oak have not been proved effective scientifically and are not generally recommended." Also in the Anacardiceae family: poison sumac, mango, cashew, ginkgo, Japanese lacquer tree, and Indian marking nut. Useful barrier creams include: Hydropel, Hollister Moisture Barrier, and Stokogard Outdoor Cream. [Marks, p. 254-7]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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