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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

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

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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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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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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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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Is it possible to get an anaphylactic reaction from poison ivy or just rashes?

No anaphylaxis: The reaction (rash) that one gets from exposure to poison ivy is mediated by t cells, not immunoglobulin e (ige). Ige is the antibody that mediates anaphylactic reactions. Therefore, an anaphylactic reaction to poison ivy is very unlikely. ...Read more

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What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams are often prescribed.
The worst forms, especially involving large areas of skin, need oral steroids. ...Read more

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My husband had poison ivy. 8-10 days later...i have a rash. Could it be poison ivy?

My husband had poison ivy. 8-10 days later...i have a rash. Could it be poison ivy?

Could be: If you handled his clothes that may have been in contact with the plant, you could have poison ivy. The plant oil could also have been transferred from his skin to your.
Consult this site for more info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/poison-ivy/basics/definition/CON-20025866
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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 antidote to a rash from poison ivy?

What is the antidote to a rash from poison ivy?

Steroid Cream: The best medicine is prevention. However, once the rash has developed, steroid creams will stop the reaction, calm the itch and make the redness go away. Steroid shots, or steroids by mouth, are only needed in extreme circumstances where children can't see, can't breathe or can't urinate because of the rash. ...Read more

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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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Can you spread poison ivy rash between people?

Yes: The oily allergen of poison ivy can be spread between susceptible people. ...Read more

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How can I make the rash from poison ivy ooze less?

How can I make the rash from poison ivy ooze less?

Cool compresses: And soaking with warm water may cleanse the open blisters but only oral Prednisone will heal the lesions. Many physicians prescribe topical corticosteroids. Once the rash reaches the blistering, oozing stage these medications cannot effectively penetrate the injured skin. That's why one must use oral Prednisone at this point. ...Read more

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When after contact does it take for poison ivy rash to appear?

When after contact does it take for poison ivy rash to appear?

Few hours to weeks: Poison ivy causes contact dermatitis after contact from the urushiol oil from the poison ivy. Symtpoms can ccur from a few hours up to 3 weeks after initial contact. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child's rash if from being exposed to poison ivy?

How can I tell if my child's rash if from being exposed to poison ivy?

Poison Ivy: Poison ivy rash- you can tell if you know that your child was playing in it or near it. The rash is usually linear. In a straight line and blistery. It will itch and the scratching can spread the poison ivy oil to other areas. If you are unsure, have your child seen as rashes are hard to diagnose without seeing them. ...Read more

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Help! How long after being exposed to poison ivy would you start getting a rash?

Help! How long after being exposed to poison ivy would you start getting a rash?

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

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How long does it take for a rash from poison ivy to appear after making contact with the plant?

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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Is it possible to get a rash from poison ivy in an area of the body that the ivy didn't come into contact with it?

Is it possible to get a rash from poison ivy in an area of the body that the ivy didn't come into contact with it?

Maybe U didn't know: It is likely that u touched the ivy somehow/somewhere and touched the areas u don't expect to see. You can try some otc products such as calamide/caladryl which can help drying it out and reduces itching. Hydrocortisone may help a bit, but this is quite weak. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help with itching as well. If these don't help, u may need to see doc for stronger meds via prescriptions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Boyfriend has a rash that looks like poison ivy, but has not spread. It's the beginning of march, could it be poison ivy?

Boyfriend has a rash that looks like poison ivy, but has not spread. It's the beginning of march, could it be poison ivy?

Poison ivy: The rhus antigen found on the surface of the poison ivy leaf in susceptible individuals causes a contact dermatitis. The rash only occurs where there is sufficient skin contact. The rash does not spread to un-contacted skin, but may occur more quickly in thinner skin or areas of larger amounts of contact. Contact dermatitis rash lasts 10-14 days. Your boyfriend could indeed have poison ivy. ...Read more

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Is it better to keep a poison ivy rash covered if in weepy stage or left open to "air out." If covered, what type of dressing should be used?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/poison-ivy/basics/definition/CON-20025866 ...Read more

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My husband has a rash that looks like poison ivy but it doesn't itch. He recently went deer hunting so it would make sense but still no itch!

My husband has a rash that looks like poison ivy but it doesn't itch. He recently went deer hunting so it would make sense but still no itch!

Need more info: Maybe you can send an image for us to review, or see your clinician to take a look. Your husband's wilderness exposure suggests something may be going on, but we would need an image to help sort things out. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My daughter has a streaky rash. It moves around all over her body. It looks like poison ivy, but doesn't itch. Often goes away within an hour.?

My daughter has a streaky rash. It moves around all over her body. It looks like poison ivy, but doesn't itch. Often goes away within an hour.?

Dermographism: This sounds like dermographism. While its more common for dermographism to itch, in some people the itch is too minimal to notice. Can you make the rash appear by stroking the skin firmly with the edge of a popsicle stick? If so, it is probably dermographism, which is usually not serious. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you treat a poison ivy rash?

How do you treat a poison ivy rash?

Corticosteroids: Poison ivy can often be treated with topical corticosteroids like hydrocortisone. In more severe cases, oral or injectable corticosteroids are needed. ...Read more

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How to get rid of poison ivy rash?

Poison Ivy: 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. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) Oral steroids are sometimes indicated. ...Read more

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How might a sauna affect my poison ivy rash?

Itchier After Sauna: There are no contra-indications to being in a sauna with a poison ivy rash, but itchy rashes are often worse after exposure to heat. While heat may initially be soothing, the sweating and evaporation after a sauna may make your rash itchier. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more