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How Long Does Poison Ivy 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
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
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
I took Zyrtec last night to help w/itch &redness of poison ivy, but haven't seen much difference. Should I have by now or does it usually take longer?
How long does the "weepy" part of poison ivy rash usually last and how can I get it to dry up faster? It seems like calamine almost makes it weep more
You may try over the counter ointment/cream with hydro-cortisone, Visit this site for information on treatment of poison ivy.
http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/understanding-poison-ivy-oak-sumac-treatment
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Is it normal for a poison ivy rash to weep clear, slightly yellow fluid? What is the fluid made of? How long does the weeping stage usually last?
Yes, that is quite: Common. The fluid, called serous fluid, is the fluid that results from inflammation of the layers of the skin. It is not an indication of infection, as patients sometimes think. This usually lasts anywhere from a few days to 2 weeks if untreated. I would recommend seeing your doctor, who may be able to prescribe a topical or oral steroid to speed up the healing process. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
Poison ivy: It may take a week until the lesions resolve. ...Read more
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
Up to a few weeks: It can last a few weeks. If more than this consider whether you've been exposed more than once, or if you still have intermittent exposure (ex oil from poison ivy on dog's fur can still get you). Wash all of your yardwork clothes, gloves, etc, if you have one shampoo the dog, wear long sleeves & pants when you're outside. If still a problem then see your doctor for eval of poss alt diagnosis. ...Read more
Well, not contagious: Poison ivy is an allergic reaction not an infection. When you initially get poison ivy sap on your skin or clothing you could conceivably spread it by contact to another person. So in a sense you are "contagious". After about 24 hours the sap is no longer on your skin so it can't be spread. By the time the rash appears several days later it definitely can't be spread. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: Clothing is not an effective barrier, especially if one sweats. Wearing vinyl gloves under garden gloves can help. ...Read more
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
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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