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Poison Ivy exposure

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) -

Dr. Ruth Latham is treating poison ivy exposure at Primary Health Group - Meadowbridge.

The symptoms include intense itching and a rash in a streak-like pattern.

The best treatment is prevention. Stay away from the plants. Learn what it looks like and avoid it at all costs.

After exposure, immediately gently wash skin with a mild soap. Do not scrub the skin.  You may need a prescription for systemic steroids.

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