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progression of poison ivy rash

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
17 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Cold compresses: Confirm poison ivy:touch a plant? Touch something that had the plants oil? Nearby when poison ivy brush was being burned. Rash: itches, may blister, l ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Eczema: Eczema, in the new, or acute stage, can look a lot like an itchy, weepy poison ivy rash. It is usually limited to a localized area, rather than be sp ... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Contact allergy: Poison ivy is essentially an allergic reaction to a contact allergen- in this case, the resin from poison ivy. Thus any contact allergen can elicit ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy: Signs and symptoms of a poison ivy rash include: redness, itching, swelling, blisters, often, the rash looks like a straight line because of the way t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Poole
27 years experience Dermatology
Itchier After Sauna: There are no contra-indications to being in a sauna with a poison ivy rash, but itchy rashes are often worse after exposure to heat. While heat may i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Don't do that: You shouldn't apply bleach over the inflamed skin area due to poison ivy contact dermatitis. Bleach is an irritant and would make your skin more infla ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not likely: At best momentary relief by evaporation and cooling.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Pus formation: Severe, extensive poison ivy rash could benefit from treatment. If there are any areas with pus formation that would indicate infection and you shoul ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Poison ivy: After an encounter with poison ivy, or any irritating plants, an initial thorough cleansing of the skin is mandatory in order to wash off the oil that ... Read More
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. 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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