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What does poison ivy look like?

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Itchy: Itching is pretty much present in every case. Redness and blistering are all pretty common too. I am hoping that's what you were asking. As far as exactly what the plant looks like there are some great pics available by searching google.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 24 years experience
3 leaf/red bump itch: Poison ivy has groups of 3 rounded leaves with a point at the tip, and grows as underbrush. Poison oak & sumac also have 3 leaves, thus the the saying "leaves of 3, let them be." they all cause the same rash: red, itchy bumps which may spread across the skin when scratched. If otc benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cortisone cream and calamine lotion aren't enough, you may need to see a dr. For stronger prescribed meds.

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Poison ivy how does it look when its healing?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Poison ivy: Poison ivy typically progresses within days of exposure to blisters that break and ooze. After a week or more, the blisters dry up but can remains lumpy, bumpy and red for more than a month.

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