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How long does poison ivy usually last?

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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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Can you tell me how long does poison ivy/oak rash last?

Can you tell me how long does poison ivy/oak rash last?

Poison Ivy Symptoms.: Mild cases can last 5 to 12 days. In severe cases the symptoms may last a month or longer. ...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 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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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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How can you tell the rash of poison ivy or poison oak? Are they contagious and how does it last? And how long does it itch?

How can you tell the rash of poison ivy or poison oak? Are they contagious and how does it last? And how long does it itch?

Continuing exposure.: The resin from the poison ivy/oak can continue to cause you problem. Be sure to wash off anything which has touched the poison ivy with a laundry detergent to rid of the resin. Don not overlook the gloves, boots, or even your car's floor mat. ...Read more

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Poison ivy in eyes, givenshots methylpred & benedryal at er. 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pk to take & benedryal for itch. How long for shot methylpred work & last?

Poison Ivy: You should get some relief in a couple of hoursm feel sorry for you, this must be aweful, follow medications directions carefully. ...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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How long does poison ivy rash and blisters stay on the skin?

How long does poison ivy rash and blisters stay on the skin?

Can take a while: Depending on how severe the reaction blisters associated with poison ivy can take several days or longer to resolve. The resin on the leaves can really set your skin on fire. Generally one should keep blisters intact but they always seem to rupture. Treating with a potent topical steroid can also help. ...Read more