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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: If the problem is a mild one, time will heal it. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Youv'e stumped me: On this one. Poison ivy isn't good. Perhaps you can clarify what you mean ; re-ask this question.
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
See below: I didn't know there were different kinds of poison ivy?
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
48 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Itchy ...skin rash: Usually poison ivy allergy appears as itchy, red skin rash with swelling and blisters sometimes. Though there are home remedies; it might be a good id ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Blisters in patches: Poison ivy is caused by an oily substance that can pass from direct plant contact to your hands or clothes & spred to anything it touches. Itch ... Read More
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Circumstances: Matter. If you did not work in the garden or somehow got exposed to plants, hiking or so it is not likely that you have poison ivy even though the ras ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very itchy: Not very dangerous usually, but very itchy and uncomfortable. Don't spread it, and treat it locally.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Cortisone steroids: Steroids are usually needed for poison ivy. A doctor prescribes them after confirming the rash is really the poison oak type. For bad rashes, oral ste ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoid: Poison ivy is a common form of allergic contact dermatitis to the oleoresin of rhus plants. Depending on location and severity of symptoms, mild to p ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not recommended: Since poison ivy is highly sensitizing, i would not advise it. You will likely tolerate the first exposure but may become allergic to it later. At on ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bad to worse: Most people develop allergic contact dermatitis to the waxy oil of urushiol that makes up much of the plant resin. It is a delayed-type hypersensitivi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rash: The rash with poison ivy starts 48-72 hours after exposure to the plant, and is very itchy.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, don't do it due: To increased risk of infection. There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy inc ... Read More
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