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Doctor insights on: Are There Any Long Term Effects Of Poison Ivy Exposure

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Are there any long term effects of poison ivy exposure?

Are there any long term effects of poison ivy exposure?

Yes: Occasionally, people who have reacted to poison oak will begin to have allergic reactions to fruits in the same plant family. Poison oak, poison ivy, mango, cashew, and pistachio all belong to the plant family "anacardiaceae". A reaction to poison oak can lead to future reactions to mangoes. So, it is best to avoid poison oak and poison ivy, even if one has never suffered a reaction previously. ...Read more

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How long would it take to go into anaphylactic shock from poison ivy exposure?

Not related: Poison ivy is a different type of allergy. It is a rash that starts 12-24 hours after it touches your skin and worsens up to 48 hours later. It does not usually cause anaphylaxis . Those who are sensitive have activated their immune cells to kill any of your skin cells that have been contaminated by touching the oils of the plant. ...Read more

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What symptoms show up after poison ivy exposure?

What symptoms show up after poison ivy exposure?

Itchy rash: Typically one gets a very itchy blistering rash in the areas which contacted the poison ivy. But one can even transfer the oils to other parts of the body if not careful. Scratching makes things worse so don't do it! some people don't react; they're very lucky! and if you wash the oils off quickly (within 15 minutes), you may not react. Use cool water and good gentle soap. ...Read more

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How long after poison ivy/urushiol exposure can rash develop? I keep getting new spots despite having thoroughly washed everything, including the dog.

How long after poison ivy/urushiol exposure can rash develop? I keep getting new spots despite having thoroughly washed everything, including the dog.

Contact dermatitis : It can last for up to one week but using a topical hydrocortisone can help to speed the process. Use hypoallergenic soaps and lotions to cleanse. Make sure to wash all clothing, towels, bedding, etc... ...Read more

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Can rash be caused by Cialis poison ivy like rash? After first time one time exposure?

Can rash be caused by Cialis poison ivy like rash? After first time one time exposure?

Possibly: It is unusual to have a rash from taking just one medication for the first time since allergic reaction requires prior sensitization from a previous exposure. On the other hand, i just heard a presentation last week in a meeting that certain drugs can cause immune response in some individuals with certain genetic background (hla markers) with the first exposure. However Cialis was not studied. ...Read more

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Husband broke out in poison ivy rash today, exposure either yesterday or this morning. 5 mo. old son at home, what precautions should we take?

Husband broke out in poison ivy rash today, exposure either yesterday or this morning.  5 mo. old son at home, what precautions should we take?

Zanfel: Zanfel is an OTC gel that helps remove the poison ivy oils from the skin - try this. Avoid contact with open blisters and wash the clothing before touching them again. ...Read more

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Shaking, nausea and almost loss of consciousness after wide spread poison ivy rash even days after initial exposure. Is that something to be worried?

Shaking, nausea and almost loss of consciousness after wide spread poison ivy rash even days after initial exposure. Is that something to be worried?

Yes, Doc ASAP: Severe and widespread poison ivy reactions may be nearly as bad as having a 3rd degree burn making you susceptible to infection. You need to be properly hydrated and treated. See a doctor ASAP. Be sure that all items potentially exposed be cleaned with a laundry detergent (wear glove if you are doing it) to avoid further exposure to the resin. ...Read more

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Back in the fall i had poison ivy on my left arm. I now have a red rash the shape of the rash i had and it itches. Can it come back? Without exposure?

Back in the fall i had poison ivy on my left arm. I now have a red rash the shape of the rash i had and it itches. Can it come back? Without exposure?

Urushiol: Without exposure to poison ivy you shouldn't get a new case of poison ivy dermatitis. But if there was any urushiol (sticky chemical that causes itching) left behind on clothing or surfaces that could still cause you reacte. ...Read more

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How long does poison ivy usually last?

Weeks: Without proper and prompt treatment, poison ivy dermatitis can last for weeks at least, and sometimes, months. ...Read more

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How long is poison ivy contagious?

How long is poison ivy contagious?

It is not contagious: But if you spread the urushiol - it will spread the poison ivy. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.). ...Read more

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After contracting poison ivy, how long does it take for to not be contagious anymore?

It is not contagious: I agree w dr. Chiu. Urushiol (offending chemical in poison ivy) remains potent for over a year. So it is imperattive that you wash any tools, clothes, boots, etc that have been in contact with ivy. Wash skin asap. There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off very effectively. You can also use rubbing alcohol to remove the urushiol. ...Read more

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What happens if you were to breathe poison ivy smoke, how long would the symptoms take to show. Would it be hours?

Lung irritation: Burning poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac releases an oil, urushiol, when the leaf or other plant parts are bruised, damaged. It can be very dangerous because the allergens can be inhaled, causing lung irritation. It can cause adult respiratory distress syndrome that can result in death. There are special respirators for workers that may be exposed (e.g. Fire fighters). ...Read more

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How long does it take for poison ivy to run its course. The old wives tale is 3 to come and 4 to go; how accurate is that?

See details: It depends on the severity of the involvement. Poison ivy is easily treated with a tapering course of prednisone. Why wait until it clears spontaneously unless the skin involvement is minor. ...Read more

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How long would poison ivy last if you start taking steroids?

How long would poison ivy last if you start taking steroids?

Poison ivy rashes: Those are contact dermatitis rashes due to contact with the oil (urushiol) found in all parts of the plant. The more oil you come to contact with the more symptoms you get ranging from simple skin redness to blistering lesions. If untreated, it lasts anywhere from 10 days to 3 weeks. It would last longer if your skin is more severe e.g. Blister forming. Oral or topical steroid hasten the healing. ...Read more

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How long after a prednisone shot for poison ivy, should i begin to debloat??!l

Poison Ivy: i am confused here. Is the bloating from the shot or did you have it with your poison ivy reaction? Please clear up what you are asking. ...Read more

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How long can poison ivy spread?

Poison ivy: Signs and symptoms of a poison ivy rash include: redness, itching, swelling, blisters, often, the rash looks like a straight line because of the way the plant brushes against the skin. But if you come into contact with a piece of clothing or pet fur that has urushiol on it, the rash may be more spread out. ...Read more

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How long should poison ivy last?

Usually a week or so: For most cases, the rash should subside within a couple of weeks provided there is no further contact. Topical steroid hastens the recovery. The most important step would be washing all objects which might have touched the ivy with laundry detergent . Else the ivy resin will keep on causing problems for many months to come. ...Read more

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How long does poison ivy to itch?

How long does poison ivy to itch?

Depends: For some the itch lasts for a couple of days for others the itch and rash can last for weeks. ...Read more

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Prolonged poison ivy symptoms, what causes this?

Posion ivy : Poison ivy symptoms normally begin 12-48 hours after contact with the plant oils and can last 2-3 weeks! Often the rash gets worse before it gets better. If the rash persists beyond 2-3 weeks or you develop oozing blisters, pus or fever see a Dr as the skin may have become infected requiring antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will my poison ivy take to heal?

A week or more: Until you have continued exposure from contaminated clothing or equipment items, it should heal within a few weeks. The application of a rx cortisone cream will hasten the recovery. Avoid scratching the rash. ...Read more

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How long after contract with poison ivy will you see symptoms?

Poison Ivy: About 50% of people who come in contact with poison ivy or poison oak develop an itchy rash. Usually this begins within 12-24 hours after contact -- sooner if more urushiol (the plant oil that causes the reaction) gets on your skin, or if you're very sensitive to it. Even more severe reactions are possible if the plant is burned and you inhale it. ...Read more

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Please help, how much longer will my poison ivy last on steroids?

Please help, how much longer will my poison ivy last on steroids?

2-3 weeks : Untreated poison ivy resolves in about two to three weeks. Treated with a high enough dose of steroids for long enough, there should be significant improvement within 48 hours and almost full resolution in 10 days. ...Read more

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What method is there to get rid of poison ivy & how long will it last?

Steroids: Poison ivy is a contact dermatitis. Treatment depends upon the severity of symptoms and ranges from otc topical steroids to oral prednisone. Poison ivy rashes can last from a couple of days to several weeks. ...Read more

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Help! how long after being exposed to poison ivy would you start getting a rash?

Help! how long after being exposed to poison ivy would you start getting a rash?

2 to 10 days: The speed of a poison ivy rash depends on the thickness of the application of the oil responsible for the contact dermatitis (urushiol). Heavy applications erupt within 2 days; lighter hits take up to 10 days. If you think you have had contact, wash with soap and water asap and you may never get a rash. You can also get poison ivy up to a year after plant contact with tools, clothing, etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a rash from poison ivy to appear after making contact with the plant?

Delayed rash: Depending on the amount of exposure and the thickness of the skin affected 24-72 hours after exposure. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a poison ivy rash to start?

4hrs to 3d: From direct exposure usually it starts 4 hrs to 3 days. It will peak between 1-2 weeks and new lesions may appear up to 21 days. ...Read more

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How long should I take prednisone for my poison ivy? Doc said 2 weeks, this seems a tad long???

How long should I take prednisone for my poison ivy? Doc said 2 weeks, this seems a tad long???

Poison ivy sucks: I would follow your docs instructions. Poison ivy can be pesky to treat and the oils that cause reaction tend to spread to other parts of the body. 2 weeks prednisone shouldn't cause any long term complications in the grand picture of things, as long as it isn't a regular thing. ...Read more