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What's Going Around - Week of August 6, 2017

Here is what's going around for the week of August 6, 2017. (WHAM photo)

(WHAM) - Here is what's going around for the week of August 6, 2017.

Dr. Matthew Capuano from UR Medicine Urgent Care in Penfield is treating cases of poison ivy rash. That's right - poison ivy.

Dr. Capuano said to use Benadryl and topical cortisone cream for the itching, and to use dish soap to remove any oils. Wash any clothing or bedding that could have the oils on it.

Avoid high grass and deep woods that could have the three-leaved monster in it - and avoid burning any brush that could have poison ivy on it. Use gloves and wear long pants and sleeves when clearing any brush.

As always, your doctor or healthcare provider can give you the best advice.

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