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can poison ivy look like bug bites

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Different: Allergy to the sap of certain plants ("poison ivy") causes itchy areas in lines and patterns. There are likely to be small blisters. The distribution ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Eastburn
23 years experience Family Medicine
Should be different: Most bug bites are symmetrical with an area of redness around the actual bite. Although there can be multiple bites most are individual. Poison ivy te ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: You can have a doctor check it to see which it is, You can try some OTC Hydrocortisone cream in the meantime. If the spots are elongated like a scratc ... Read More
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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Poison ivy? : No way to diagnose without looking.. Show it to your doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dermatologist: Get a dermatologist to biopsy it. If you have already seen one and weren't happy, then see a different one until you find someone that makes you feel ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
28 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: If you're referring to fibromyalgia the answer is no. Fibromyalgia is characterized by muscle aches and pains esp over certain "trigger points". As fa ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See eye doc: There is no way to tell what the cause may be. If artificial tear does not help. check with your doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: Poison ivy tends to involved a much large area of the skin than a mosquito bite. The blisters may not appear until 1 to 3 days later after contact. M ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Itchy: Itching is pretty much present in every case. Redness and blistering are all pretty common too. I am hoping that's what you were asking. As far as ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Swelling: The eyelid would be swollen with possible blisters and itchy. Wash the area to remove the allergen and see a doctor for proper treatment. An eye docto ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: This is possible but would have to see the rash to know.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sorry, this one: Needs to be visualized to better identify what is going on. History of exposure is also important.

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