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What does a poison oak rash usually look like?

What does a poison oak rash usually look like?

Streaks of blisters: Poison ivy, oak, and sumac are plants that contain an oil (urushiol) which can cause a rash called allergic contact dermatitis when they touch your skin. The rash appears as itchy blisters (fluid filled bumps) or hives distributed classically in lines or streaks where the plant brushed against the skin. The rash usually appears 1-2 days from contact, but can occur up to 2 weeks after exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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


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Hi I have poison oak rashes under my kneecap and around that area. I was just wondering when you know it is starting to heal.

Hi I have poison oak rashes under my kneecap and around that area. I was just wondering when you know it is starting to heal.

You left out too muc: Where do you live? Are you sure of the cause of this? "Poison Oak" is in western US. The rash is an allergic reaction. It would be unusual for it to be confined to the area described and unusual to be the same on both sides. Eczema is common behind the knees. The duration depends on the diagnosis, 4 weeks after contact with a plant, much longer if eczema. Both respond to prescription cortisones. ...Read more

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Wife has a poison oak rash from approximately 1 week ago. No over the counter medication is working. Rash is hot to the touch has extreme pain ?

Wife has a poison oak rash from approximately 1 week ago. No over the counter medication is working. Rash is hot to the touch has extreme pain ?

See your doctor: if the rash isn't getting better, or is hot, painful or very red, it may need stronger mess. It may be infected, in which case you may need an antibiotic. Or you may have a severe allergic reaction to the poison oak, and might benefit from a steroid. You need to see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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With a poison oak rash, when can I shave my legs again?

Rash still active?: If the skin is still blistery, draining, itchy, or red, it would be best to wait until it's healed. ...Read more

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Can a poison oak rash be transmitted through a public swimming pool?

No: Poison Oak is caused by an allergic contact reaction to the chemical urushiol which is found in the leaves. It cannot be transmitted in a pool or by skin to skin contact once the chemical is no longer on your skin (after washing). ...Read more

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Hi, I just applied topicort (0.05%) to a poison oak rash on my arms. How long until I can safely breastfeed my baby?

Hi, I just applied topicort (0.05%) to a poison oak rash on my arms. How long until I can safely breastfeed my baby?

Stays on skin: You can breastfeed your baby right away as long as your rash does not come in contact with the baby. The poison oak toxin sticks tenaciously to your skin, and the most important thing is to remove it so you don't spread the rash by direct contact with your baby. Scrub your affected skin with "Tecnu" or other soap designed to remove poison oak from your skin. Don't let the rash touch the baby. ...Read more

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How long does poison oak rash typically last?

How long does poison oak rash typically last?

5 to 12 days: Usually about 5 to 12 days. Severe cases can last over a month. ...Read more

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