What should I know about Poison Ivy?

Poison Ivy:

Pointed, shiny leaves that are a bit droopy with the middle leaf being the largest and side leaves growing from the stem is a flowering plant that grows in the Asian and north American regions. The leaves have different colors in different seasons.


When the poison ivy is touched or comes in contact with the skin, a clear liquid in the plant’s sap called urushiol causes the rash.

The rashes can last from 5 days to over 10 days and in severe cases can last much



  • Cold Compress
  • Do not scratch
  • Antihistamines
  • Skin Ointments

When to see a doctor:

  • When the rashes extend over large areas on the body
  • When the rashes and itching  become severe accompanied by swelling
  • If you notice pus in the blisters

Treatment for rashes because of Poison Ivy is available at AFC Urgent Care Warrington. Everyone including the residents of Central Bucks located around Warrington, Warminster, Doylestown, Horsham, Chalfont, and Hatboro can walk-in between 8:00AM – 8:00 PM on Weekdays and 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM on weekends.