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Rashes That Look Like Poison Ivy
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itch: Probably makes them itch more, but that is about it. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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