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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not the first thing: poison ivy is an immune reaction to an oil. The first thing would be to absorb the rest of the oil so you cannot spread it onto yourself (aveeno). The ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/poison-ivy/basics/definition/CON-20025866
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Open: Allergic reaction. Not contagious. Does not spread. It may take 2 weeks to react on all exposed areas. Water washes off the resin. Wash. Soap is not i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Contact allergy: It is entirely possible to have developed a contact allergy to plant products. If the involvement is extensive, you may need a short course of oral co ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Carter
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Corticosteroids: Poison ivy can often be treated with topical corticosteroids like hydrocortisone. In more severe cases, oral or injectable corticosteroids are needed ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
17 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Cold compresses: Confirm poison ivy:touch a plant? Touch something that had the plants oil? Nearby when poison ivy brush was being burned. Rash: itches, may blister, l ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Eczema: Eczema, in the new, or acute stage, can look a lot like an itchy, weepy poison ivy rash. It is usually limited to a localized area, rather than be sp ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy: Signs and symptoms of a poison ivy rash include: redness, itching, swelling, blisters, often, the rash looks like a straight line because of the way t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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You have time focus: You have time to pay attention.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy: You cannot spread poison ivy rash by scratching. Poison ivy is a haptin meaning a small molecule. It must bind skin tissue to form an allergic react ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The oily allergen of poison ivy can be spread between susceptible people.

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