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what does a poison ivy rash look like

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: Poison ivy tends to involved a much large area of the skin than a mosquito bite. The blisters may not appear until 1 to 3 days later after contact. M ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Corticosteroids: Poison ivy can often be treated with topical corticosteroids like hydrocortisone. In more severe cases, oral or injectable corticosteroids are needed ... Read More
A 45-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 46-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 52-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 39-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.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/poison-ivy/basics/definition/CON-20025866
A 37-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 25-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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