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rash similar to poison ivy

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) caladryl or calamine lotion, if it gets bad, you might need to go to doctor to get steroid injection and/ or Prednisone pi ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
34 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Poison ivy: If it is severe you doctor can prescribe Prednisone by mouth in addition to oral antihistamine.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Poison ivy rashes are due to allergic contact dermatitis. You will have worse reactions with each encounter with poison ivy. You may also develop alle ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
It can: Some of the more worrisome cases i've treated have come when kids rubbed their eyes with contaminated fingers.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Poison Ivy: Poison ivy rash is not contagious. Rubbing the rashes won't spread poison ivy to other parts of your body (or to another person). You spread the rash ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Similar: Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac can all cause allergic contact dermatitis. Since the rashes will all look the same, to determine which rhus p ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No anaphylaxis: The reaction (rash) that one gets from exposure to poison ivy is mediated by t cells, not immunoglobulin e (ige). Ige is the antibody that mediates an ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
Dr. Gary Moss answered
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Itch: Probably makes them itch more, but that is about it.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy: The rash of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are identical.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams a ... Read More
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