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How can I tell if my child’s skin rash is from exposure to poison oak?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics
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In brief: Streaks, blisters

The allergic rash can cause itching, burning and blistering 1-2 days after contact with poison oak.
The blisters may ooze clear fluid and may be different sizes. As they heal, they may look crusty. The rash may also look like pimples.

In brief: Streaks, blisters

The allergic rash can cause itching, burning and blistering 1-2 days after contact with poison oak.
The blisters may ooze clear fluid and may be different sizes. As they heal, they may look crusty. The rash may also look like pimples.
Dr. Julia Sundel
Dr. Julia Sundel
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics

In brief: Contact dermatitis

Poison ivy, oak and sumac all contain the same substance which causes a severe contact skin reaction in most people.
The rash will appear from about 24-48 hours after the exposure to the plant oil. It is red, raised, very itchy and often has a seepy discharge or blisters. It will often appear in "streaky" lines on the areas which were exposed. Rash on the face can cause a lot of swelling.

In brief: Contact dermatitis

Poison ivy, oak and sumac all contain the same substance which causes a severe contact skin reaction in most people.
The rash will appear from about 24-48 hours after the exposure to the plant oil. It is red, raised, very itchy and often has a seepy discharge or blisters. It will often appear in "streaky" lines on the areas which were exposed. Rash on the face can cause a lot of swelling.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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