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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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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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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 have a poison ivy rash help me please?

I have a poison ivy rash help me please?

Cold compresses: Confirm poison ivy:touch a plant? Touch something that had the plants oil? Nearby when poison ivy brush was being burned. Rash: itches, may blister, last 1-3 wks. Avoid itching, cool wraps/cloths to area, hydrocortisone/calamine to soothe, if blistering try burrows solution or products with aluminum acetate. See doc if:severe rash, involves face/genitals, swelling, worse at 2-3wks, infection. ...Read more

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What looks like poison ivy rash but isnt?

Contact allergy: Poison ivy is essentially an allergic reaction to a contact allergen- in this case, the resin from poison ivy. Thus any contact allergen can elicit similar skin reactions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a poison ivy rash?

What are the symptoms of a  poison ivy rash?

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

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What is the treatment for poison ivy rash?

What is the treatment for poison ivy rash?

Poison Ivy: If the rash is widespread or results in a large number of blisters, your doctor may prescribe an oral corticosteroid, such as prednisone, for poison ivy treatment. If a bacterial infection has developed at the rash site, your doctor will likely give you a prescription for an oral antibiotic. Prescription topical steroids are also helpful. ...Read more

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How do I know when the calamine lotion has dried up my poison ivy rash?

How do I know when the calamine lotion has dried up my poison ivy rash?

Old wive's tale: Calamine can temporarily sooth the itching of poison ivy, but it does absolutely nothing to shorten the 10 - 14 days course of any contact dermatitis. Caladryl should be avoided due to the risk to secondary sensitization to Diphenhydramine (benedryl). ...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?

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

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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