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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Inhaling poison ivy smoke may lead to severe inflammation of lungs and can even be life-threatening.

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
About 2 weeks.: The first encounter may take up to 2 weeks to manifest, subsequent ones from 1-3 (rarely 7 ) days.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not a good idea: In sensitive persons, even the smoke from burning poison ivy can carry the plant oils and lead to allergic contact dermatitis of the skin. I hate to ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Up to 48 hours: This is actually known to make people fairly sick, and if it happens, you'll know it.
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Poison ivy: Allergic reaction to plant best treated by steroids either topical or systemic. Best to see physician for quikest resolution. Don't scratch breaking o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
At some stage: Since it is a contact allergic reaction, it will always itch at some stage .
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on stage: Treatment for contact to the poison ivy or poison oak plant depends on the stage of exposure. If the rash is present, a doctor can prescribe steroids ... Read More
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A 46-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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Aviodance: First avoid if possible. Wash with soapy water, then keep clean and dry. If a rash erupts, see your doctor.
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