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does poison ivy always itch

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
At some stage: Since it is a contact allergic reaction, it will always itch at some stage .

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Unless you have traveled someplace tropical the chances this is an insect infestation are low. However, until you have been examined "bugs" cannot be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Urushiol: Without exposure to poison ivy you shouldn't get a new case of poison ivy dermatitis. But if there was any urushiol (sticky chemical that causes ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
It can: Though it is usually due to people putting topical benadryl, (diphenhydramine) either creams or liquids, and developing an adverse reaction to it. If ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Poison Ivy: unless you are reexposing yourself to the Rhus oil from clothing you wore when exposed the reaction should be going away. You may have a secondary inf ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Histamine: Histamine and histamine like products are released from blood cells being exposed to chemicals of poison oak/ ivy. These chemicals cause irritation of ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Poison ivy: About half of people who are in contact with poison ivy will develop skin rashes locally. Reactions are due to the sensitivity to uroshiol, the oily r ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If you have a: New rash on wellbutrin (bupropion) please have it medically evaluated now.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
It may help: Itchy, dry skin often gets some relief with oatmeal baths and so you may get some relief with that for your symptoms. Severe poison ivy will not likel ... Read More

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