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How long does poison oak rash typically last?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: 5 to 12 days

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

In brief: 5 to 12 days

Usually about 5 to 12 days. Severe cases can last over a month.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Poison Oak Rash

It depends. Since it is a contact dermatitis, the important thing is to clean the site and pat dry (no scrubbing).
Apply soothing cool packs and you can use topical anti-itch creams so long as the skin is not weeping or open. Should resolve within 72 hours.

In brief: Poison Oak Rash

It depends. Since it is a contact dermatitis, the important thing is to clean the site and pat dry (no scrubbing).
Apply soothing cool packs and you can use topical anti-itch creams so long as the skin is not weeping or open. Should resolve within 72 hours.
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