What's Going Around: Skin Rashes - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

What's Going Around: Skin Rashes

Posted: Updated:
Skin rashes due to Poison Ivy and Poison Sumac are What's Going Around. Skin rashes due to Poison Ivy and Poison Sumac are What's Going Around.
CREEK COUNTY, Oklahoma -

The Muscogee Creek Nation Department of Health said a stomach bug is hitting in Sapulpa and Okmulgee, but many of our doctors and nurses are seeing skin rashes due to Poison Ivy and Poison Sumac.

Most people will have intense itching and rash. Symptoms typically peak from one to 14 days after exposure.

If you get Poison Ivy, you should remove all clothing and wash with soap and water to remove oil from the plant, use a Calamine lotion, cool compresses, baking soda, or oatmeal baths to give some relief.

Your clothes, tools, and pets should all be washed with soap and water to prevent secondary exposure. You can also use Zanfel; doctors said it is the only product known to remove the toxin responsible for the reaction.

The itching and pain usually go away within 30 seconds. If it does not get better then you will need to see your doctor.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.


Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured on NewsOn6.com

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • 6 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.