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10673 Carson City Road, Carson City, MI 48811
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Get Fast Treatment for a Poison Ivy Rash in Carson City, MI

Sign warning of poison ivy ahead.Warm weather is often welcome after being cooped up inside during the winter season, and it allows many of us to participate in our favorite outdoor activities. But if you come across poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac, your perfect day can turn into an itchy nightmare. These plants contain an oily compound called urushiol, and if touched, it can cause an allergic reaction resulting in a skin rash. Sensitivity to urushiol varies from person to person, but poison ivy rash is extremely frequent; in fact, according to specialists, urushiol will cause an allergic reaction in around 85% of people.

If you live in the Carson City, Michigan, area and need prompt medical attention for a poison ivy rash without having to wait for an appointment with your primary care physician, turn to Ouch Urgent Care. We accept patients of all ages, including infants, at our walk-in clinic, which is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

When to Seek Treatment for a Poison Ivy Rash

If you or your child has come into contact with poison ivy, it’s important to first carefully wash the affected area with cool water and mild soap to stop the irritation from spreading. Do not use warm or hot water, as this will cause pores to open and absorb more of the oil. Although poison ivy rash is often not life-threatening, it can be extremely uncomfortable for days or even weeks at a time. Scratching the itch might sometimes result in an infection and more severe problems.

The highly qualified and compassionate medical practitioners at Ouch Urgent Care can provide you with a treatment plan that may include antihistamines, topical creams, or other medications. You should seek nonemergency treatment for your poison ivy reaction if:

  • You inhaled smoke from burning poison ivy, which can cause inflamed airways
  • Your rash does not improve after a week
  • There is pus coming from your blisters

For more information about our poison ivy rash treatment or the many other nonemergency health care services we provide to those in the Carson City, MI area, contact Ouch Urgent Care today.

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1005 Old US 27
Saint Johns, MI 48879
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OUCH Urgent Care
10673 Carson City Road
Carson City, MI 48811
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