How long should poison ivy last?

Usually a week or so. For most cases, the rash should subside within a couple of weeks provided there is no further contact. Topical steroid hastens the recovery. The most important step would be washing all objects which might have touched the ivy with laundry detergent . Else the ivy resin will keep on causing problems for many months to come.
Depends. ...on how allergic you are, AND how much of the oily substance (urushiol) gets on your skin. Can be as long as 4-6 weeks. The inflammation can affect skin tone the whole summer. Steroids (oral and/or topical) can definitely help.

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How long would poison ivy last if you start taking steroids?

Poison ivy rashes. Those are contact dermatitis rashes due to contact with the oil (urushiol) found in all parts of the plant. The more oil you come to contact with the more symptoms you get ranging from simple skin redness to blistering lesions. If untreated, it lasts anywhere from 10 days to 3 weeks. It would last longer if your skin is more severe e.g. Blister forming. Oral or topical steroid hasten the healing. Read more...

Please help, how much longer will my poison ivy last on steroids?

2-3 weeks . Untreated poison ivy resolves in about two to three weeks. Treated with a high enough dose of steroids for long enough, there should be significant improvement within 48 hours and almost full resolution in 10 days. Read more...

How long does the "weepy" part of poison ivy rash usually last and how can I get it to dry up faster? It seems like calamine almost makes it weep more

Steroid cream. You may try over the counter ointment/cream with hydro-cortisone, Visit this site for information on treatment of poison ivy. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/understanding-poison-ivy-oak-sumac-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Read more...

Is it normal for a poison ivy rash to weep clear, slightly yellow fluid? What is the fluid made of? How long does the weeping stage usually last?

Yes, that is quite. common. The fluid, called serous fluid, is the fluid that results from inflammation of the layers of the skin. It is not an indication of infection, as patients sometimes think. This usually lasts anywhere from a few days to 2 weeks if untreated. I would recommend seeing your doctor, who may be able to prescribe a topical or oral steroid to speed up the healing process. Read more...