A 33-year-old member asked:
can you tell me if it's easier to get rashes once you've had poison ivy? i feel more sensitive.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Joram Seggev answered
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Poison ivy rashes are due to allergic contact dermatitis. You will have worse reactions with each encounter with poison ivy. You may also develop allergic reactions to other contact sensitizers such as nickel or certain common cosmetics. Use hypoallergenic lotions (e.g. Vanicream, Vaniply, CeraVe) and soap (Unscented Dove). Bothersome - see an allergist/immunologist or dermatologist.
Answered on Apr 13, 2015
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