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HVP July 2018

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12 Hudson Valley Parent n July 2018 Watch out for poisonous plants While you are out on a hike through some of the beautiful, family-friendly trails in the Hudson Valley, make sure you are able to identify and avoid plants that can cause itchy rashes. There is an old saying that warns people to stay away from plants that have three leaves. Both poison ivy and poison oak share this three leaf pattern. Poison sumac grows in pairs with one lone leaf at the end. Make sure you are able to identify these dangerous plants before you venture outside! If you do happen to come in contact with these plants, wash your skin within 30 minutes with soap and water. This will get the oils off of your skin and help prevent a rash from forming. Wash any clothes you think may have touched the leaves as soon as possible. If a rash forms, try your best not to scratch! Oils from the rash can transfer easily to other parts of your body if you have the oils on your fingers or under your fingertips. Most rashes go away on their own after one to three weeks. If your rash becomes unbearable or doesn't clear up within a few weeks, be sure to see your doctor. You may need a prescription for a steroid ointment to fight the rash. The Kleister Law Group 85 East Main St. Washingtonville, NY 10992 845-496-9121; We are happy to provide legal services in the following areas of law: Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Matrimonial, Family, Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets, Wills, Litigation and Landlord/Tenant. The Kleister Law Group Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital 44 Saint Nicholas Rd. Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-227-7297; Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital provides the best integrative medicine available for a holistic approach to your pet's health care. Pet boarding now available, just in time for summer. ME TIME ! Just For Women

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