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What does oozing poison ivy mean

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Poison Ivy: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soa... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Prescriptions: Note that it is an allergy. Not a poison or infection. After rinsing with water it cannot spread on you and cannot be transmitted to another person. ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Natural process: It is just part of the contact reaction to poison ivy. The healing may be hastened by using a prescription topical cortisone. Also be sure not to pop... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Check it out: Should have gradual clearing. As long as no,worsening, I would give it time to heal.
A member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Not likely: however if you have a severe reaction, your lymph nodes may enlarge as an immune response to the exposure. Consider seeing your doctor to get a potent... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
At some stage: Since it is a contact allergic reaction, it will always itch at some stage .
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Aviodance: First avoid if possible. Wash with soapy water, then keep clean and dry. If a rash erupts, see your doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Make sure all the: Urushiol is cleaned off of skin, gear, clothes, boots, etc.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 15 years experience
Poison ivy: About half of people who are in contact with poison ivy will develop skin rashes locally. Reactions are due to the sensitivity to uroshiol, the oily r... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Itchy: Poison ivy itches. A lot.
A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
POISON IVY: Poison ivy often appears in lines of redness followed by blistering and,of course, is itchy and can spread by touching the rash. The lines are caused ... Read More
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