Plantas venenosas

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Plantas venenosas

El término “dermatitis” describe una respuesta inflamatoria de la piel causada por contacto con alergenos o irritantes, exposición al sol o circulación deficiente y aún el estrés. Un ejemplo de la dermatitis por contacto es la reacción de la piel sensible a la hiedra venenosa, roble o zumaque. El contacto con estas plantas que contienen un químico denominado urushiol produce un sarpullido con comezón, enrojecimiento, ampollas y descamación. SE DEBE EVITAR EL RASCADO. El rascar el sarpullido puede diseminar la inflamación, provocar una infección y hasta dejar cicatrices.

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  • Last Reviewed on 11/21/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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