rhus dermatitis


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rhus der·ma·ti·tis

contact dermatitis caused by cutaneous exposure to urushiol from species of Toxicodendron (Rhus), such as poison ivy, oak, or sumac.

rhus der·ma·ti·tis

(rūs dĕrmă-tītis)
Contact dermatitis caused by cutaneous exposure to urushiol from species of Toxicodendron (Rhus), such as poison ivy, oak, or sumac.

rhus dermatitis

Contact dermatitis caused by the toxic resin in poison ivy or oak.
See: poison ivy dermatitis; Toxicodendron
See also: dermatitis
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Using PubMed and the search terms, Rhus dermatitis, poison ivy, and poison oak, we found only 3 placebo-controlled clinical trials of Rhus dermatitis treatments in the English language literature after 1966.
No studies have evaluated the effectiveness of oral steroids for Rhus dermatitis. Expert opinion recommends prednisone (60 mg daily, tapered over 14 days) for severe and widespread cases of poison ivy dermatitis.
Rhus dermatitis can be reduced or prevented with bentonite clay lotion and a topical skin protectant