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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Natural process: It is just part of the contact reaction to poison ivy. The healing may be hastened by using a prescription topical cortisone. Also be sure not to pop ... 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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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Don't try to puncture the blisters however.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Poison Ivy: 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
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Prescriptions: Note that it is an allergy. Not a poison or infection. After rinsing with water it cannot spread on you and cannot be transmitted to another person. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See your DR: Or a dermatologist. Only an exam can answer your question.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: Should have gradual clearing. As long as no,worsening, I would give it time to heal.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not likely: however if you have a severe reaction, your lymph nodes may enlarge as an immune response to the exposure. Consider seeing your doctor to get a potent ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Youv'e stumped me: On this one. Poison ivy isn't good. Perhaps you can clarify what you mean ; re-ask this question.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
48 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
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
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very itchy: Not very dangerous usually, but very itchy and uncomfortable. Don't spread it, and treat it locally.

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