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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
My boyfriend had poison ivy then it turned into impetigo. Could I get it? We sleep in the same bed and I also have been putting the cream on his skin
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.
I took Zyrtec last night to help w/itch &redness of poison ivy, but haven't seen much difference. Should I have by now or does it usually take longer?
Difference in leaf: The poison ivy is leaf is composed of three parts on the same level each the shape of an arrow head. See www. Poisoncontrol. Org on their plant section for a picture. If you flatten the sharp edges and make the leaves rounded like a pin oak you have the poison oak. The sumak is a long multipart fron that resembles more of a fern than a regular plant leaf, its small leaflets are similar ti the 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.
Poison Ivy: Everywhere in the us and southern canada except the far west, deserts and at high altitude. In the west they have poison oak, which is very similar. Both love roadsides and edges of fields. And certainly into southern canada and northern mexico as well.
Vast: Ivy dermatitis is an allergic reaction present only on areas exposed to the sap of the plant. Itching is intense and blisters are common. Ivy dermatitis shows lines and patterns. Heat rash is diffuse and symmetrical. It is much less itchy. Blisters are not usually present.See 1 more doctor answer
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