Doctor Column

“Leaves of Three, Let Them Be!” Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

When springtime and summer come our way, thoughts turn to the outdoors. For some, it’s time to plant seeds and tend to the garden. For others, camping trips are the best way to enjoy nature and relax. For landscapers and outdoor workers, it’s the season to plant trees, cut grass, clear and prune shrubbery. But getting too close to nature can often be an intense itching, blistering experience.