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How long does poison ivy usually last?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology
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In brief: Weeks

Without proper and prompt treatment, poison ivy dermatitis can last for weeks at least, and sometimes, months.

In brief: Weeks

Without proper and prompt treatment, poison ivy dermatitis can last for weeks at least, and sometimes, months.
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Poison Ivy

The rash is not contagious.
You cannot catch or spread a rash after it appears, even if you touch it or the blister fluid, because the urushiol will already be absorbed or washed off the skin. The rash may seem to be spreading. But either it is still developing from earlier contact or you have touched something that still has urushiol on it. Topical prescription cortisone or rash for weeks.

In brief: Poison Ivy

The rash is not contagious.
You cannot catch or spread a rash after it appears, even if you touch it or the blister fluid, because the urushiol will already be absorbed or washed off the skin. The rash may seem to be spreading. But either it is still developing from earlier contact or you have touched something that still has urushiol on it. Topical prescription cortisone or rash for weeks.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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