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Dr. Paul Carter
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Corticosteroids: Poison ivy can often be treated with topical corticosteroids like hydrocortisone. In more severe cases, oral or injectable corticosteroids are needed ... Read More

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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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You have time focus: You have time to pay attention.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy: You cannot spread poison ivy rash by scratching. Poison ivy is a haptin meaning a small molecule. It must bind skin tissue to form an allergic react ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The oily allergen of poison ivy can be spread between susceptible people.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
See your doctor: Poison ivy causes an itchy blistering reaction of varying degrees in almost everyone who contacts it and fails to wash it off immediately. Seeing a d ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Wash, Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Wash chemical off, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) avoid recurrent exposure. If extensive....May need steroid, see pmd.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
17 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
4hrs to 3d: From direct exposure usually it starts 4 hrs to 3 days. It will peak between 1-2 weeks and new lesions may appear up to 21 days.

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