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Poison ivy exposure

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - And even though we are in the middle of winter, Dr. Ruth Latham is still warning about poison ivy exposure.

Signs of exposure will be intense itching. This will be followed by a rash in a streak-like pattern.

Prevent exposure by wearing long sleeves and pants in areas of possible contact.

After exposure, immediately gently wash skin with a mild soap. Do not scrub the skin. If the rash is extensive see your physician. You may need a prescription for systemic steroids.

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