Avoid Poisonous Plants This Summer
A rash from poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac is caused by an oil found in these plants called urushiol (you-ROOshee-all). When this oil touches your skin, it often causes an itchy, blistering rash. If you do come into contact with a poisonous plant:
Remove clothing - place directly in washing machine, then shower. Urushiol can linger on unwashed items for years and continue to cause reactions if it’s touched.
Wash - skin, clothing and pets ASAP after exposure, ideally within 10 minutes. Don’t forget to scrub under fingernails to avoid spreading later.
Cleaning Products - (Tecnu, Zanfel, etc) are designed to help remove the oil (urushiol). Ask a pharmacist for more information.
Cool compresses - or showers may help. Be advised that hot showers may make the itching worse.Oatmeal baths - or calamine lotion may help itching.Topical steroids - (hydrocortisone cream or Cortaid) Do not cover the rash as this could lead to a bacterial infection.
Bacon East Pharmacy is the first pharmacy in the area to offer the PARATA PASS compliance packaging. This packaging system makes it easy to follow any medication regimen.
Come by our store today to get information or to sign up!
Bacon East Compounding Pharmacy has been proudly serving Concord area residents' prescription, medication compounding, healthcare products, immunization and home medical equipment needs for over 30 years.
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2425 East Street, Suite 5, Concord, CA 94520
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