A 36-year-old member asked:
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what looks like poison ivy rash but isnt?

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Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Eczema: Eczema, in the new, or acute stage, can look a lot like an itchy, weepy poison ivy rash. It is usually limited to a localized area, rather than be spread over a larger area like poison ivy. See you doctor to be sure and to get treatment.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Contact allergy: Poison ivy is essentially an allergic reaction to a contact allergen- in this case, the resin from poison ivy. Thus any contact allergen can elicit similar skin reactions.
Answered on Mar 30, 2020

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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hives?: Sounds like hives. Often triggered by an allergic exposure. Probably the only type of rash that comes and goes, but check with your doctor.
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Poison ivy: The rhus antigen found on the surface of the poison ivy leaf in susceptible individuals causes a contact dermatitis. The rash only occurs where there ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need more info: Maybe you can send an image for us to review, or see your clinician to take a look. Your husband's wilderness exposure suggests something may be going ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See your DR: Or a dermatologist. Only an exam can answer your question.

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