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Poison ivy not going away

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Topical: Cold compresses, no scrubbing but gentle hypoallergenic cleansing of the site, topical anti-itch cream (if no open sores, blisters of lesions) and ora... Read More
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Dr. David Shulan
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Best to avoid: If you wash off the juice from poison ivy in 30 minutes you can avoid the rash otherwise corticosteroids topical or if extensive oral steroids are nee... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
About a week: Rash comes from an immune reaction to oils in the poison ivy plant. Once the rash appears, it make take a week +/- a few days to resolve. Corticostero... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Varies: People who are having their first reaction to it may not begin symptoms until 7 to 14 days after contact. People already sensitive may evolve new reac... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: The blisters and the fluid in them are not contagious. Only the sticky substance from the plant is a problem. Make sure you check his clothing and w... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: It depends on the severity of the involvement. Poison ivy is easily treated with a tapering course of prednisone. Why wait until it clears spontaneous... Read More
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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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Antihistamines: Will treat the, steroids will attenuate inflammation.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 30 years experience
Poison ivy : Calamine lotion will help with the itch and help to dry the rash. Prescription corticosteroid cream or pills may be needed for more widespread poison... Read More
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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
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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.
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