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How long do poison ivy blisters last

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
No: As little irritation as possible to poison ivy rash popping blisters actually makes local rash worse. Trust me, i played with my poison ivy rashes as ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Because: That will increase chances for infection.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Keep intact: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soa... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Leave it alone: Healing may start while the blister is still there and having the covering will help in preventing secondary infection.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Baxi
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: The fluid in the blisters does not contain poison ivy resin which is what one reacts to. You can, however, react to poison ivy resin on your son's s... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: The material oozing from the blisters is simple body serum like you would have from a burn blister.The area should be kept clean and watched for redne... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maliena Longley
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Don't!: The blisters are your body's reaction and they don't contain any poison or toxin. Bursting them will simply increase the risk of infection and probabl... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Poison ivy doesn't: It usu takes 2-3 days for poison ivy to appear and 3 wks to evolve and clear. The antigen that causes the allergic reaction is called rhus. It is wash... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: What pills have you been using? If it is poison ivy it will resolve with a tapering course of prednisone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
No : Any blister is probably best left un- ruptured. Once a blister is unroofed then there is the potential for an infection to set in.
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