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Rashes that look like poison ivy

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Ooey, gooey, itchy: Blisters filled with yellow fluid on a very red base. When the blisters leak or break everything gets sticky. As they dry the whole thing gets crusty.... Read More

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Scabies: Should be seen by a dermatologist who would perform skin scrapings for true diagnosis. If this has already been done, then he should have been prescri... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 18 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
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 Internal Medicine - Allergy & 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
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
Dermatology 33 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
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
30 years experience
Itch: Probably makes them itch more, but that is about it.
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