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Poisen Ivy Rash Small Single Blister Bumps
I have red blisters on my leg as well as many bumps. I do jot recall getting into poison ovy. Could there still be a chance of poison ivy?
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 have poison ivy and i am wearing long sleeves to hide the rash. There is a large blister, and i wonder if it pops on its own should i be worried?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
And how do you keep poisen ivy rashes from spreading, and is it a bad idea to cover it with a band-aid?
Avoid the plant: It will spread wherever the plant has been in contact with your skin. Leave it open. ...Read more
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
Leave it alone: Healing may start while the blister is still there and having the covering will help in preventing secondary infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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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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