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A 60-year-old female asked:

I have had poison ivy, all lesions healed and gone, then a itching and flaming red skin started on hands and feet, legs, butt, not external.

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Different cause: You're itching at this point is probably not related to the poison ivy.You should see a medical doctor since there can be internal causes of pruritus better known as itching.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Repeat contact: The most likely cause is continuing contact with the poison ivy resin left on your clothing, shoes, car seats etc. You need to wash them all out with a laundry detergent. A less likely cause is a secondary bacterial infection from scratching the areas.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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