Poison Ivy Treatment in West Orange, NJ

Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are plants whose oils can cause an allergic reaction if individuals come in contact with the urushiol oil found in the plants.

Susceptible people will develop a reaction a few hours, days, or weeks after exposure to the urushiol oil, with symptoms subsiding after a few weeks.  Signs and symptoms of a poison ivy rash include:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Blisters

If you have a serious reaction, visit AFC Urgent Care South Plainfield for evaluation and treatment.  Open seven days a week, our physicians can diagnose and treat your rash on a walk-in basis, no appointment necessary.  We can also write up a prescription if needed.

Some ways you can prevent poison ivy/poison oak rashes include:

  • Teaching your family to recognize the plants
  • Wearing protective clothing in areas where poison ivy and poison are present
  • Washing clothes immediately after outdoor activity
  • Practicing frequent handwashing after outdoor activity

For more information about the services we provide, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals at 908-222-3500.