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Doctor insights on: Poisen Ivy Rash Small Single Blister Bumps

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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I've been getting fever blisters once a year or so on lip could I all the sudden get one on eye lid or get poison ivy feels like little bump on eye ?

I've been getting fever blisters once a year or so on lip could I all the sudden get one on eye lid or get poison ivy feels like little bump on eye ?

Unlikely: It is unlikely to get fever blisters on your eyelid but if this happens, you need to see an ophthalmologist ASAP to make sure that your cornea is not affected. As for poison ivy, it is also unlikely that you get it only on the eyelid. Consider seeing your eye doctor. ...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

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Should I cover my poison ivy rash and unpopped blisters with a bandaid, or leave it exposed? It's on my upper arm, about an inch long and a cm wide.

Should I cover my poison ivy rash and unpopped blisters with a bandaid, or leave it exposed?  It's on my upper arm, about an inch long and a cm wide.

Not the first thing: poison ivy is an immune reaction to an oil. The first thing would be to absorb the rest of the oil so you cannot spread it onto yourself (aveeno). Then depends on how much weaping/fluid. May need teflon guaze to absorp the fluid. Antibacterial creme may be a bit helpful and covering helps it.
Ok, covered til scabbed. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a cluster of red blister like sores on her legs is that poison ivy rash?

My 2 year old has a cluster of red blister like sores on her legs is that poison ivy rash?

There are many: different causes for rashes. Sorry, but this would likely need in-person assessment to provide an accurate diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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I've had a poison ivy rash/blisters for 10 days now (on my outer wrist). It is still swollen, itchy, burning and sore. Is this normal? When will it fa

I've had a poison ivy rash/blisters for 10 days now (on my outer wrist). It is still swollen, itchy, burning and sore. Is this normal? When will it fa

Cortisone cream: You likely have continuing contact with poison ivy through contaminated articles of clothing , the interior of you car (steering wheel , armrest?), or even furniture. You will need to apply a cortisone cream (may need a Rx strength) to the rash and using dish or laundry detergent to clean out (wear gloves) items (especially the shoes) you might have touched on the day of the exposure ...Read more

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I was exposed to & developed rash on arms & legs from poison ivy a week ago. Today woke up w/ few raised bumps on upper lip - is it also poison ivy?

I was exposed to & developed rash on arms & legs from poison ivy a week ago.  Today woke up w/ few raised bumps on upper lip - is it also poison ivy?

Possibly: it could be. if they look similar: red slightly raised with central blisters or bumps and it is very itchy it could be. good idea to go get it looked at ...Read more

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Alex has areas on the top of his hands that started warm and red. The second day they had small blisters resembling poison ivy but they do not itch. ?

Alex has areas on the top of his hands that started warm and red. The second day they had small blisters resembling poison ivy but they do not itch. ?

Contact Dermatitis?: It sounds like he may have come in contact with something that he has an allergy to. If the area continues to worsen, see a doc or open a video consult so it can be evaluated in case it's something else. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My son is 1 and has a small rash in his knee it kinda looks like poison ivy but i know it's not it's about the size of a 50 cent piece.. Any ideas?

My son is 1 and has a small rash in his knee it kinda looks like poison ivy but i know it's not it's about the size of a 50 cent piece.. Any ideas?

Dermatitis?: It could be a contact or irritant dermatitis. Other options include poison ivy- but in 1 isolated location, without any satellite lesions, it's unlikely. Topical steroids may help and you can search for a cause- something he rubbed on the knee or something that contacted it. ...Read more

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Should you pop a poison ivy blister?

Should you pop a poison ivy blister?

No: As little irritation as possible to poison ivy rash popping blisters actually makes local rash worse. Trust me, i played with my poison ivy rashes as a child. ...Read more

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Do poison ivy rashes affect your face?

It can: Some of the more worrisome cases i've treated have come when kids rubbed their eyes with contaminated fingers. ...Read more

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How are poison ivy or oak rashes different?

How are poison ivy or oak rashes different?

Similar: Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac can all cause allergic contact dermatitis. Since the rashes will all look the same, to determine which rhus plant it was, it will mean taking a walk and trying to identify the specific plant. Look but don't touch! ...Read more

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Can my child go to school with poison ivy rashes?

Can my child go to school with poison ivy rashes?

Poison Ivy: Poison ivy rash is not contagious. Rubbing the rashes won't spread poison ivy to other parts of your body (or to another person). You spread the rash only if urushiol oil -- the sticky, resinlike substance that causes the rash -- has been left on your hands. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of poison ivy blisters?

What is the best way to take care of poison ivy blisters?

Keep intact: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Try not to pop blisters open as this makes you succeptible to developing an infection. ...Read more

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My poison ivy blisters are getting huge, should I pop them or wait for them to pop on their own?

My poison ivy blisters are getting huge, should I pop them or wait for them to pop on their own?

Leave it alone: Healing may start while the blister is still there and having the covering will help in preventing secondary infection. ...Read more

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We were outdoors this weekend and my husband has bumps im wandering are poison ivy and bug bites look different?

Should be different: Most bug bites are symmetrical with an area of redness around the actual bite. Although there can be multiple bites most are individual. Poison ivy tends to be linear because it is the oil that causes the reaction. The poison ivy can be spread through itching etc whereas a bite will be contained at one site. Although sometimes hard to tell, if it spreads it's poison ivy. ...Read more

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Can i contract poison ivy from treating my sons poison blisters that are draining?

Can i contract poison ivy from treating my sons poison blisters that are  draining?

No: The fluid in the blisters does not contain poison ivy resin which is what one reacts to. You can, however, react to poison ivy resin on your son's skin if he still has it on him. ...Read more

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Are my bumps caused by big bites or poison ivy?

Are my bumps caused by big bites or poison ivy?

Sorry, this one: Needs to be visualized to better identify what is going on. History of exposure is also important. ...Read more

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What to do for poison ivy rashes?

What to do for poison ivy rashes?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) caladryl or calamine lotion, if it gets bad, you might need to go to doctor to get steroid injection and/ or Prednisone pills. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my skin that itch and is like poison ivy but its not. Also have spread?

I have bumps on my skin that itch and is like poison ivy but its not. Also have spread?

See allergist/derm: It is difficult to tell what may be happening with the information provided. You need to consult an allergist or dermatologist to get check out if the problem has lasted more than 6 weeks or been getting worse.
If this has been present for just days, a viral infection may be the culprit. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's easier to get rashes once you've had poison ivy? I feel more sensitive.

Yes: Poison ivy rashes are due to allergic contact dermatitis. You will have worse reactions with each encounter with poison ivy. You may also develop allergic reactions to other contact sensitizers such as nickel or certain common cosmetics. Use hypoallergenic lotions (e.g. Vanicream, Vaniply, CeraVe) and soap (Unscented Dove). Bothersome - see an allergist/immunologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can i cover oozing poison ivy blisters?!

Can i cover oozing poison ivy blisters?!

Yes: The material oozing from the blisters is simple body serum like you would have from a burn blister.The area should be kept clean and watched for redness or swelling that would indicate a secondary bacterial infection. Covering the area is fine but the site should be watched.The ooze does not spread poison ivy. ...Read more

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Should i burst blisters from poison ivy to get it to heal faster?

Don't!: The blisters are your body's reaction and they don't contain any poison or toxin. Bursting them will simply increase the risk of infection and probably cause more pain. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more