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Poison ivy

It is something that can make your life miserable. In this weeks Neighborhood Health Watch we show you how to avoid poison ivy and what to do if you come in contact with it.

In Chesterfield, Dr. Sheila Clasbey is keeping her patients aware of poison ivy.

Symptoms include very itchy rash with blisters that open and weep. They usually begin to appear a day or two after working or playing outdoors.

Know what poison oak and poison ivy look like. Use gloves and wear long sleeves and long pants when you will potentially be exposed.

See a doctor if the rash is widespread or causing severe discomfort or if there are signs of secondary bacterial infection.

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    Sheila Clasbey, M.D.

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