Can I cover oozing poison ivy blisters?!

Yes. The material oozing from the blisters is simple body serum like you would have from a burn blister.The area should be kept clean and watched for redness or swelling that would indicate a secondary bacterial infection. Covering the area is fine but the site should be watched.The ooze does not spread poison ivy.

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Can I contract poison ivy from treating my sons poison blisters that are draining?

No. The fluid in the blisters does not contain poison ivy resin which is what one reacts to. You can, however, react to poison ivy resin on your son's skin if he still has it on him. Read more...

I have oozing from poison ivy, what to do?

Poison Ivy. There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated. Read more...
Prescriptions. Note that it is an allergy. Not a poison or infection. After rinsing with water it cannot spread on you and cannot be transmitted to another person. Antihistamines are totally useless for this. Otc products are of limited value. Clobetasol gel (cream) is very effective and very safe. If it is very extensive or if eyelids are swollen, you can take Prednisone 50mg alternate days for 2 or 3 doses. Read more...

What can you do to prevent poison ivy from oozing?

Natural process. It is just part of the contact reaction to poison ivy. The healing may be hastened by using a prescription topical cortisone. Also be sure not to pop the blister and also keep the area clean to prevent secondary infection. Read more...