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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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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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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?

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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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 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