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poison ivy duration of rash

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
48 years experience Family Medicine
2 to 10 days: The speed of a poison ivy rash depends on the thickness of the application of the oil responsible for the contact dermatitis (urushiol). Heavy applic ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Delayed rash: Depending on the amount of exposure and the thickness of the skin affected 24-72 hours after exposure.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
17 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
4hrs to 3d: From direct exposure usually it starts 4 hrs to 3 days. It will peak between 1-2 weeks and new lesions may appear up to 21 days.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Poison Ivy Symptoms.: Mild cases can last 5 to 12 days. In severe cases the symptoms may last a month or longer.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Contact dermatitis : It can last for up to one week but using a topical hydrocortisone can help to speed the process. Use hypoallergenic soaps and lotions to cleanse. Make ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Steroid cream: You may try over the counter ointment/cream with hydro-cortisone, Visit this site for information on treatment of poison ivy. http://www.webmd.com/all ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: If you are sure, it is poison ivy, you use over the counter corticosteroid cream. You may wish to consult this site for more information on this topic ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Poison ivy: depends on how deep the reaction was. Time will tell.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, that is quite: common. The fluid, called serous fluid, is the fluid that results from inflammation of the layers of the skin. It is not an indication of infection, a ... Read More
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