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Bloomingdale, NJ
A 38-year-old female asked:

Does poison ivy always itch?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
At some stage: Since it is a contact allergic reaction, it will always itch at some stage .

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How long does poison ivy to itch?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Depends: For some the itch lasts for a couple of days for others the itch and rash can last for weeks.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Does poison ivy itch more when it's healing?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
A Verified Doctoranswered
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Poison Ivy: Usually the itch tends to improve after each day of treatment. For mild/moderate rash treat with topical corticosteroid ointments. For more severe, generalized rash sometimes oral prednisone is required.
Miami Beach, FL
A 43-year-old male asked:

Is poison ivy itching supposed to last weeks?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It can: Though it is usually due to people putting topical benadryl, (diphenhydramine) either creams or liquids, and developing an adverse reaction to it. If it has been going on for weeks, you need to be seen.

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Last updated Jul 13, 2020


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