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    poison ivy
    rcdom posted:
    Does poison ivy affect BS readings?
    DavidHueben responded:
    I doubt that the poison ivy itself affects blood glucose levels.

    However, one of the most effective medications for treating poison ivy dermatitis is prednisone (a corticosteroid).

    Steroids are known to cause temporary elevations of blood glucose. The good news is that the dermatitis associated with poison ivy is self-limiting (assuming no further contact with the plant) and the need for the medication will go away.

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    rubystar2 responded:
    I would think like any other stress to our bodies or any other illness, the affects of poison ivy might very well raise your blood glucose levels. It is itchy, uncomfortable, stressful and something your body is trying to fight off. I don't know for sure but that is my opinion.
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