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What does a poison ivy rash look like

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
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 29-year-old member asked:
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 18 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
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. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 18 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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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