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what does oozing poison ivy mean

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
57 years experience Dermatology
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
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The material oozing from the blisters is simple body serum like you would have from a burn blister.The area should be kept clean and watched for redne ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Don't try to puncture the blisters however.
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See your DR: Or a dermatologist. Only an exam can answer your question.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: Should have gradual clearing. As long as no,worsening, I would give it time to heal.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Poison ivy: Allergic reaction to plant best treated by steroids either topical or systemic. Best to see physician for quikest resolution. Don't scratch breaking o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy : Calamine lotion will help with the itch and help to dry the rash. Prescription corticosteroid cream or pills may be needed for more widespread poison ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
At some stage: Since it is a contact allergic reaction, it will always itch at some stage .
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on stage: Treatment for contact to the poison ivy or poison oak plant depends on the stage of exposure. If the rash is present, a doctor can prescribe steroids ... Read More
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