Poison Ivy Treatment for Residents of Vestavia, AL & Surrounding Areas Provided by Summit Express Urgent Care
Whether the reaction is mild or severe, poison ivy treatment is necessary to relieve the relentless itching and burning caused by a run-in with this inconspicuous plant that is common in the Vestavia, AL, area. While poison ivy is not actually a poisonous plant, it contains urushiol, which is an oil that can penetrate human skin and cause histamine reactions that range in severity.
For most, a run-in with poison ivy will result in a rash that has the following symptoms:
- Itchiness and burning
- Redness and swelling
- Hives, or small or large bumps
- Fluid-filled blisters that may leak
A poison ivy rash can last anywhere from five days to a month or longer, so it’s common for those who are in discomfort to seek medical treatment. Summit Express Urgent Care in Vestavia, AL, offers poison ivy treatment that is fast and effective. We see our patients on a walk-in basis, which means they can be in and out of our office in a flash. Our clinic is led by Dr. Nicol Pettway, a board-certified physician who practiced emergency medicine from 1995 to 2013 and urgent care since 2011. With other board-certified physicians on staff, we are focused on providing high-quality, personalized care in an efficient manner.
For quick and effective poison ivy treatment, stop by Summit Express Urgent Care today. We are conveniently located in Vestavia, AL. By signing in with ZipPASS® prior to visiting with us, you can make the time you spend at our office even shorter.