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Does poison ivy hurt

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No: If the area has been washed after the exposure, the rash would not be transmitted to another person. As to how he got poison ivy on his penis, that's ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 48 years experience
Poison ivy: It depends upon how recently he got poison ivy. After exposure the antigen becomes fixed to the skin. If a few days have gone by and the allergic re... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Refrain Until Cured: Developing a rash from any of the plants you listed on the penis/scrotum should be treated as a serious complication. However, assuming he washed bef... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Hard to tell: But the inflammation from the poison ivy must take many days to resolve. Topical cortisone may hasten the recovery but needs be used with caution at t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
See doctor: If the problem is a mild one, time will heal it. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Antihistamines: Will treat the, steroids will attenuate inflammation.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
Anti-Aging Medicine 49 years experience
Itchy ...skin rash: Usually poison ivy allergy appears as itchy, red skin rash with swelling and blisters sometimes. Though there are home remedies; it might be a good id... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Very itchy: Not very dangerous usually, but very itchy and uncomfortable. Don't spread it, and treat it locally.
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 .
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