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August 18, 1945

FIRST AID FOR IVY POISONING

JAMA. 1945;128(16):1186. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860330054023

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  As one who is allergic to ivy poison, I was of course interested in the editorial in The Journal, June 23. Some thirty years ago I suffered from a violent dermatitis, which came on promptly after beginning to use my fur gloves that had been moth proofed with synthetic camphor. The discomfort was intense and resistant to everything I tried. The eruption was similar to that of an intense ivy poisoning. In desperation, after the condition had run on for about a week, I thrust my wrists under the stream from the hot water faucet, in and out quickly to avoid scalding. At first the itching was so much intensified that it was almost a pleasure, but each succeeding plunge brought less response, until the itching was entirely relieved after about a dozen applications and remained so for several hours. I repeated the same course of treatment,

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