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how long do poison ivy blisters last

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: If it pops you may want to apply an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin to prevent infection. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, f ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If it pops on it's: own - don't worry. The material / fluid in the blister is not what spreads poison ivy. That is Urushiol from the plant.

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Can take a while: Depending on how severe the reaction blisters associated with poison ivy can take several days or longer to resolve. The resin on the leaves can reall ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
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
25 years experience Psychiatry
Because: That will increase chances for infection.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Leave it alone: Healing may start while the blister is still there and having the covering will help in preventing secondary infection.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: I would see a local doctor. A short course of prednisone should resolve the skin problem.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Baxi
25 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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
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