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Does the poison ivy and poison oak look identical?

Does the poison ivy and poison oak look identical?

Yes: Both are due to contact allergy to oils/ sap from the plants. The rashes are identical. ...Read more

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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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Will hot water agitate a poison ivy / oak rash?

Will hot water agitate a poison ivy / oak rash?

Hot water no help : Poison ivy is a contact dermatitis that takes 10 - 14 days to clear. Hot water will cause the superficial blood vessels in the skin to dialate making the area redder and if hot enough briefly numb nerve endings. It will not in anyway improve or shorten the natural course of poison ivy. The only treatment that partly helps is oral or injectable steroids, but side effects can be significant. ...Read more

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Poison oak and poison ivy the same thing?

Poison oak and poison ivy the same thing?

Yes: Poison ivy (in eastern us), oak (in western us), sumac (in eastern us) are 3 species in the genus toxicodendron or rhus which all produce urushiol oil, the substance that in sensitive individuals produces contact dermatitis. Urushiol is very stable and can be blown on leaf particles into contact with the skin or carried on clothing for over a year so dermatitis can occur without plant contact. ...Read more

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Red patches on skin that don't itch?

Red patches on skin that don't itch?

Manmany causes: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options. This could be several things. ...Read more

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Does poison oak itch more when it's healing?

Does poison oak itch more when it's healing?

Itch during healing: The amount of itch during healing is variable. Also the location may cause worse itching, especially in flexor areas such as knees, ankles or wrists ...Read more

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Rash like mosquitoe bite, itchy and pink?

Rash like mosquitoe bite, itchy and pink?

Must be seen: Try over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream - apply a thin layer am/pm. If not improved in 5 days call your private physician. ...Read more

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Does poison sumac itch more when it's healing?

Does poison sumac itch more when it's healing?

It may: The itch can be unbearable I know! There are lots of things going on in the skin during the cleanup process involved with healing after an inflammatory assault. An orchestrated soup of our biochemical mediators are working hard restoring your skin back to the way it was. ...Read more

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Are red raspberry leaf and/or red clover blossom effective for pcos?

Are red raspberry leaf and/or red clover blossom effective for pcos?

No: They do not alter the disease at all; if they make you feel better, i doubt there's any harm in taking them. ...Read more

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Metal allergy rash on arm becimes full body rash. Red &flesh colored bumps extremly ichy even w/ hydro 1% cream only ice/ boiling h2o helps. Ideas?!

Metal allergy rash on arm becimes full body rash. Red &flesh colored bumps extremly ichy even w/ hydro 1% cream only ice/ boiling h2o helps. Ideas?!

See your doctor: If this is truly an extension of a contact reaction to a metal, creams aren't going to help - you need an oral steroid such as prednisone. Be sure to avoid all contact with that type of metal in the future. ...Read more

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-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!

-psoriasis on elbows/knees
-recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths
-now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg
-help!

Psoriasis: Stay away from any harsh things on the skin. Topical Hydrocortisone may help as well as some sun exposure. Many times psoriasis will require prescription medications if you have already been diagnosed with it by your doctor. ...Read more

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Does poison ivy itch more when it's healing?

Does poison ivy itch more when it's healing?

Poison Ivy: Usually the itch tends to improve after each day of treatment. For mild/moderate rash treat with topical corticosteroid ointments. For more severe, generalized rash sometimes oral prednisone is required. ...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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My teenage son has poison oak. What can I do to relieve his symptoms? (itchy, redness, rash)

Poison oak: If you have a moderate to severe rash, you may need to see your doctor. He or she may prescribe corticosteroid pills. These medicines may help improve or clear up the rash more quickly. Prescription corticosteroid creams, ointments, gels, or shots may also be used. ...Read more

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What can be done to remove red oak veneer stain from skin(please help!)?

What can be done to remove red oak veneer stain from skin(please help!)?

Get older!: If it is oil based and you didn't remove it with a cleanser immediately, it's "permanent" until your skin sheds in about 2-3 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have raised red splotchy areas after being on vacation for a few days. It is itchy. No exposure to any type of poison oak, ivy etc?

I have raised red splotchy areas after being on vacation for a few days. It is itchy. No exposure to any type of poison oak, ivy etc?

See a Dr.: Red blotches after a vacation is not very informative.Review living outdoors in a wilderness area? Were you in a hotel?Were you on a cruise?Were you at a friend's house?Were you in contact with other sick individuals? I assume you are asking what caused your itchy rash.The best answer is who knows? ...Read more

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What causes scattered red and itchy bumps on back, neck, chest arms after a day in the sun swimming on the river? Don't believe it to be any poision ivy oak or sumac.

What causes scattered red and itchy bumps on back, neck, chest arms after a day in the sun swimming on the river? Don't believe it to be any poision ivy oak or sumac.

Heat Rash: Sounds like you had heat rash. It should go away fairly rapidly. If you search about heat rash you will see pictures and a host of information far beyond my 400 word answer. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps all over my chest now on arms and back! it's so itchy! an looks like its starting to blister! please help! what is this! goin on my neck now! poison oak!?

I have red itchy bumps all over my chest now on arms and back! it's so itchy! an looks like its starting to blister! please help! what is this! goin on my neck now! poison oak!?

Might be: It might be a poison oak, however poison oak tend to be on areas of the body that were unclothed and in contact with plants, but it might be a contact dermatitis or other allergic reaction, you need to show it to doctor, no one can diagnose rash without seeing it, and you most likely will need treatment that you can't get without seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection ?

I had poison oak for two weeks.  It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection ?

Possible: looking at the rash in the picture without actually seeing the patient will suspected a viral lesion condyloma contagiosum. This can occur in patients with weakened immune system if you took Prednisone. It will spread by scratching it. It will usually resolve after a long time without treatment. Use anti itch meds may help. A visit to a Dermatologist may clarify diagnosis and help in management ...Read more

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What could cause burning inside the top of my hands off and on that leaves redness?

What could cause burning inside the top of my hands off and on that leaves redness?

Likely dermatitis: This sounds like a contact dermatitis from a substance you're coming in contact with like a hand cream or soap or a set of gloves you are using. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv i or hsv ii. ...Read more

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What kind of insect bite leaves a red line?

What kind of insect bite leaves a red line?

Any: Any insect bite that has a red line leading away from it has possibly become infected and will need medical attention and any bite that breaks the skin surface has the potential to become infected. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite that is hard and red. It feels warm when touched and leaves a white mark that fades away. It is just now feeling itchy. what is it?

I have a bug bite that is hard and red.  It feels warm when touched and leaves a white mark that fades away.  It is just now feeling itchy. what is it?

Staph Infection: Until your doctor advises otherwise you should consider that you have a staph infection with abscess and that you need URGENT medical attention today. Please go to the doctor's office for examination and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Is it good to take red raspberry leaves if you are a diabetic?

Is it good to take red raspberry leaves if you are a diabetic?

Yes: Red raspberry leaf tea is a traditional tea used during pregnancy and should not affect diabetes. Some authorities think it should only be used during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. For more information go to americanpregnancy.Org. ...Read more

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I have had a small red itchy bump that pops up than leaves after a while. They keep doing the same thing in different spots. What is happening? Why?

I have had a small red itchy bump that pops up than leaves after a while. They keep doing the same thing in different spots. What is happening? Why?

My first thought: is that those could be hives, also known as urticaria, which is very common. It can be triggered by many substances or situations: some foods (especially nuts, eggs, shellfish), insect stings or bites, pressure, heat, cold, exercise, infections, pets, pollen, some plants, etc. You see...very common! Try to identify triggers to avoid; for more help, see allergist. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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M having pimple problem after waxing. After waxing my skin get red and pimple starts developing and it leaves black marks also.

M having pimple problem after waxing. After waxing my skin get red and pimple starts developing and it leaves black marks also.

Ingrown Hair: Forcibly removing hair through waxing stimulates oil flow to your hair follicles, which in turn attracts bacteria that can lead to ingrown hairs. While everyone who waxes risks getting ingrown hairs, people with curly hair, dark skin, or those who wear tight stockings or pants may have an increased risk of getting ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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What bug leaves a red mark that blisters and runs pus?

What bug leaves a red mark that blisters and runs pus?

Afraid that many: different types of insect can cause this type of reaction. If the area becomes red, swollen, warm, with increased pain & red streaking please get seen. I am assuming that what is described as pus may be reactive material from the bite. Take care. ...Read more

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What kind of bed bug leaves a red mark with white pulse?

What kind of bed bug leaves a red mark with white pulse?

Bed bugs: The common or household bed bug, or cimex lectularius, is found worldwide. These insects adapt well to human environments and typically live in temperate climates. A number of other pests resemble bed bugs in habits and appearance.The tropical bedbug, or cimex hemipterus, was only recently discovered by the medical entomology department, icpmr. This bed bug affects poultry. ...Read more

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Is red raspberry leaves tea and raspberry leaves tea the same? Or red one is different?i need it for labor induction

Is red raspberry leaves tea and raspberry leaves tea the same? Or red one is different?i need it for labor induction

Raspberry: Never heard of raspberry tea to help induce labor, not sure there is much difference between the two. I would talk to your OB before trying to induce labor though. ...Read more