Poison ivy is a common untamed plant that causes a very irritating allergic effect, when someone touched it or sweep against it. Direct exposure to it may cause skin allergy, which is medically known as contact dermatitis. It is a blazing rash that spreads over the part of the skin that is touched by the poison ivy plant. In serious cases, this reaction can expand into exceptionally painful, inflamed areas of skin filled with fluid.
Poison ivy is a common weed-like plant, which may develop as a shrub, plant or broad, tree-climbing vine. The leaves characteristically grow three flyers to a stem. The leaves differ significantly in their shape, color and quality. Some leaves are glittery, flat and elliptical. Others are stretched out and toothed with dissimilar leaflets. In the fall season, the leaves may change their color to yellow, orange or red. Poison ivy can generally produce little, greenish flowers and off-white or green berries. The irritating material is the similar for every plant, greasy resin called urushiol. When skin touches the plant leaves, it may soak up some of the urushiol made by the plant. It takes very small quantity of urushiol to cause a reaction. Urushiol is extremely sticky and doesn't dry, so it simply attaches to the skin, clothing, tools or equipment.
The primary episode of poison ivy reaction generally takes place in 2 to 3 weeks after contact with the plant. Consequent episodes typically appear within two days after exposure. The rash hit the highest point after 5 or 6 days, and begins to lighten after an 8 to 10 days. In some cases, people can become exposed and experience modest or no effect, being completely immune to poison ivy is improbable. People who look resistant at one time and place may have a severe effect the next time they come across the plant. Poison ivy has two alike cruel relatives, known as poison sumac and poison oak.
Poison ivy is a generally causes allergic reaction and contact dermatitis. This situation can be quite horrible but does not create serious health hazard. Prevention is better than treatment but can be difficult to attain.