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Papules, Scales, Plaques and Eruptions

Picture of Poison Ivy

Picture of Poison Ivy

Poison ivy has characteristic shiny, red, three-leaf configuration. Poison ivy produces urushiol, a resin that can cause an allergic reaction. Symptoms and signs of poison ivy rash include itchy, red bumps or blisters. Compresses with cool water or Burow's solution may help to dry the rash faster. Severe cases may require treatment with oral steroids.

Image Collection: Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.