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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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Rash on leg that itches but doesn't look like poison ivy it feels like there are little insects running around when it gets itchy?

Rash on leg that itches but doesn't look like poison ivy it feels like there are little insects running around when it gets itchy?

See a dermatologist: Unless you have traveled someplace tropical the chances this is an insect infestation are low. However, until you have been examined "bugs" cannot be ruled out. I do recommend you be seen by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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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


Dr. Steven Machtinger
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What does a poison ivy or oak rash look like?

What does a poison ivy or oak rash look like?

Ooey, gooey, itchy: Blisters filled with yellow fluid on a very red base. When the blisters leak or break everything gets sticky. As they dry the whole thing gets crusty. See photo. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. John Chiu
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Can poison ivy rash look like mosquito bites?

Can poison ivy rash look like mosquito bites?

Not usually: Poison ivy tends to involved a much large area of the skin than a mosquito bite. The blisters may not appear until 1 to 3 days later after contact. Mosquito bites look more like a wheal or hive, poison ivy more likely bumps and blisters. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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My husband had poison ivy but now 4 weeks later the rash is worse causing red lines that look like veins , he was told he has scabies but i don't have?

Scabies: Should be seen by a dermatologist who would perform skin scrapings for true diagnosis. If this has already been done, then he should have been prescribed appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Joram Seggev
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
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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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Dr. Marianna Post
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What to do for poison ivy rashes?

Benadryl: Benadryl, 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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Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
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How to remove poison ivy rashes, fast?

How to remove poison ivy rashes, fast?

Poison ivy: If it is severe you doctor can prescribe Prednisone by mouth in addition to oral antihistamine. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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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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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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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Toxicodendron Dermatitis (Definition)

Toxicodendron dermatitis is an allergic rash caused by contact with an oil that is found in several plants, including poison ...Read more


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