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The beginning of summer kicks off the camping and hiking season, anxiously awaited by those who have endured a long cold winter. This year will likely prove to be one of the busier camping seasons as many Americans bypass more expensive vacations that involve pricey airline tickets or gas guzzling road trips. Emergency department staff will probably see a greater number of people with contact dermatitis caused by exposure to poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac. Many people have never seen poison ivy , or perhaps wouldn't recognize it if they saw it. Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac belong to the plant genus Toxicodendron (previously referred to as Rhus ). Toxicodendron means "poisonous tree." These plants have an oil-based substance in the resin on their leaves and in their stems and branches called urushiol that causes a delayed skin reaction in about 50% of people that contact it. Urushiol may cause severe contact dermatitis in people that have previousl...
In susceptible individuals, poison ivy causes allergic contact dermatitis. While contact may be apparent and avoidable in many cases, it may not be so when clearing brush at the end of the season, and can cause breathing problems if an allergic person inhales smoke from burning brush with poison ivy. Interestingly, the compound that causes the reaction, urushiol, is also found in poison oak and sumac. What few people know if that it is also in the skins of mango fruit!
For more information on the Allergen of the Month feature, see the overview , and check out the previous post on latex .
Generic Name: PREDNISONE CONCENTRATE SOLUTION - ORAL Pronounced: (PRED-ni-sone) Prednisone Intensol Oral Overdose
If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center
or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison
Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison
Prednisone Intensol Oral Missed Dose
If you are taking this medication daily and miss a dose,
take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip
the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose
to catch up.
If you are taking this medication on a different schedule
than a daily one (such as every other day), ask your doctor ahead of time about
what you should do if you miss a dose.
Prednisone Intensol Oral Notes
Do not share this medication with others.
If this medication is used for an extended time,
laboratory and/or medical tests (such as...
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