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What are the differences between poison ivy and impetigo?

What are the differences between poison ivy and impetigo?

Allergy vs infection: Poison ivy is an allergic reaction, not contagious and will resolve over time even if untreated. After each addition exposure to poison ivy (or poison oak), the reaction is stronger. Impetigo is an infection, typically due to staph aureus, and is contagious. Impetigo needs to be treated with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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My boyfriend had poison ivy then it turned into impetigo. Could i get it? We sleep together and i'm the one putting the creams on his skin!

My boyfriend had poison ivy then it turned into impetigo. Could i get it?  We sleep together and i'm the one putting the creams on his skin!

Immune: Its unlikely, your immune response is different from your boyfriend, you would most likely have got it by now if you were too. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between poison ivy and infantigo?

Impetigo: Impetigo is from an infection and does not itch. It may be transmitted to others. Poison ivy is intensely itchy and may blister and occurs only hours and days after contacting poison ivy/oak. ...Read more

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Poison ivy or oak, how to tell the difference?

Poison ivy or oak, how to tell the difference?

Look the same: These are both contact dermatitis and they will look the same. There is no way to tell the difference. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between poison ivy or oak?

How can I tell the difference between poison ivy or oak?

Poison ivy vs. oak: Poison ivy and oak are two different planst which have an oil whic causes an allergic rash. The characteristic rash you see is the result of your own body's response to the oil, not the particular plant. ...Read more

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Spider bite or poison ivy, how can I tell the difference?

Spider bite or poison ivy, how can I tell the difference?

History: Spider bite : One lesion , rounded red maybe a spot where the bite occurred is visible as a tiny wound. P. Ivy: History of contact with the plant? Gardening? Diffuse area covering multiple areas of a hand, arm, leg etc. Intense itch. If unsure see a physician. ...Read more

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What's the difference between poison oak and poison ivy?

Leaf shape: The Ivy has a leaf shape more pointed like an arrow point.The poison oak has rounded lobed. Both have a palmate (palm like) shape with 3 leaflets originating from a central stem. ...Read more

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What is the difference between poison oak and poison ivy?

What is the difference between poison oak and poison ivy?

Plants: The shape of the leaf is the only difference. Poison ivy is a smooth border. Poison oak is rugged and shaped like an oak leaf. Both plants have bracts of 3 leaves. Both cause blister like rashes to hands and skin. ...Read more

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What is the difference between poison ivy and poison oak?

What is the difference between poison ivy and poison oak?

Not much: Poison ivy and poison oak are both plants that can cause a contact dermatitis. The rash will look the same from both of these plants. ...Read more

Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Definition)

Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection often caused by strep. The same bacteria that causes strep throat. Impetigo has a yellow crusty appearance of ...Read more