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Does poison ivy always itch

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
At some stage: Since it is a contact allergic reaction, it will always itch at some stage .
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
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
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
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
Allergy and Immunology 15 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Usually a day or so: The chemical in the poison ivy plant that causes the problem in many people usually takes a day or two before it fully erupts. Often, people feel some... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Poison ivy: To stop the itch from poison ivy/oak, cold compresses to the rash plus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or hydroxyzine. A high-potency steroid cream usually... Read More
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