How long does poison ivy to itch?

Depends. For some the itch lasts for a couple of days for others the itch and rash can last for weeks.

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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...

Best at-home/OTC ways to treat rash/itching from poison ivy/oak? How long typically for rash to go away?

See below. If you are sure, it is poison ivy, you use over the counter corticosteroid cream. You may wish to consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/allergies/understanding-poison-ivy-oak-sumac-treatment. Read more...

What could be the reason my poison ivy itching?

Histamine. Histamine and histamine like products are released from blood cells being exposed to chemicals of poison oak/ ivy. These chemicals cause irritation of nerve endings. Read more...

Is poison ivy itching supposed to last weeks?

It can. Though it is usually due to people putting topical benadryl, (diphenhydramine) either creams or liquids, and developing an adverse reaction to it. If it has been going on for weeks, you need to be seen. Read more...
It Could. Poison ivy reaction can last on average anywhere between 1-4 weeks depending on extent of rash and treatment. Also, scratching it can cause it to spread and increase the time it takes to heal. Oatmeal baths and cool compresses can help soothe your symptoms. Calamine lotion and benedryl may also be helpful. Good luck. Read more...
Up to a few weeks. It can last a few weeks. If more than this consider whether you've been exposed more than once, or if you still have intermittent exposure (ex oil from poison ivy on dog's fur can still get you). Wash all of your yardwork clothes, gloves, etc, if you have one shampoo the dog, wear long sleeves & pants when you're outside. If still a problem then see your doctor for eval of poss alt diagnosis. Read more...

Got into some poison ivy or something, 3-4 wks ago. Still itching and scratching. What to do?

Poison Ivy. unless you are reexposing yourself to the Rhus oil from clothing you wore when exposed the reaction should be going away. You may have a secondary infection, or have developed a scratch itch cycle. Contrary to popular belief you can not spread poison ivy by the fluid in the blisters. You need to be seen and treated by your doctor. Read more...

In what way can I treat poison ivy. The itching is killing me?

Poison ivy. About half of people who are in contact with poison ivy will develop skin rashes locally. Reactions are due to the sensitivity to uroshiol, the oily resin that is found in the leaves. Mild cases does not need treatment. Severe cases like uncontrolled itch, your doctor can give you an oral dose of corticosteroid for a few weeks to help relief symptoms. Read more...