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Rash Similar To Poison Ivy
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
Itch: Probably makes them itch more, but that is about it. ...Read more
What does my dad have, poison ivy, poison sumac, or poison oak rash? Or, do the rashes all look identical?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Please consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/poison-ivy/basics/definition/CON-20025866 ...Read more
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
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
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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