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what do you do if you think poison ivy was in the weeds you burned

A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I would think so.: Burning poison Ivy is quite dangerous. Urushiol is the oily allergen in the various poison Ivies and trees that causes classic allergic reactions. ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not allergy: If you are allergic you will have itch. If there is pain and burning only with no itch it is probably due to trauma (skin abrasion), and subsequent in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: See my previous answer.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
YES- can be fatal!: One should never burn poison ivy. The smoke contains the oil and when inhaled it can cause a very serious, even potentially fatal reaction. This is a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not Likely: It is unlikely that you got poison ivy from your car after driving through smoke from a fire where someone was burning poison ivy.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
It may: have been an allergic rash or is it "shingles"? a doctor should look at the rash asap
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is possible to have a significant local reaction. Stop using it. It is not a very effective treatment anyway.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Siegel
34 years experience Pain Management
Dermatology Consult: There are many potential causes for the rash you are describing. Without a thorough examination and possibly other testing, the cause cannot be dete ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Drug reaction?: Only thing I can think of affecting both the mouth and the skin would be a drug reaction. Was there a new drug introduced within 2 weeks prior to onse ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cortisone cream: You likely have continuing contact with poison ivy through contaminated articles of clothing , the interior of you car (steering wheel , armrest?), or ... Read More

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