My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Ask Your Question

WebMD Answers

120 Characters remaining
120 Characters remaining
  • First, try and keep your question as short as possible.
  • Include specific words that will help us identify questions that may already have your answer.
  • If you don't find your answer, you can post your question to WebMD Experts and Contributors.

Close

You asked: what does a rash from poison ivy, oak or sumac look like?

Read 32 Similar Questions
that may already have your answer

OR

Specialty

Organization

Results Filtered by:

Report ThisReport Question
32 Answers
442 Helpful Votes
5 Followers
A.
Symptoms of Poison ivy reactions to the skin in dogs can include...
Report ThisReport Question
Primary Care
4,841 Answers
27,098 Helpful Votes
383 Followers
A.
Poison ivy (or oak) is caused by exposure to the olioresin (oil) of the plant. It does not come back in the same place two months later unless you...
Report ThisReport Question
5,093 Answers
184,460 Helpful Votes
152 Followers
A.
The poison ivy rash usually starts one or two days after exposure, though the delay between contact and its onset can be longer, up to several days...
Report ThisReport Question
Primary Care
4,841 Answers
27,098 Helpful Votes
383 Followers
A.
Yes, you can work-out. Poison ivy cannot be spread to others from your skin, but it would be courteous to keep in covered if you can. Hopefully, you...
Report ThisReport Question
5 Answers
89 Helpful Votes
A.
Zanfel only helps if applied immediately afterthe exposure to Poison Ivy. Depdending upon...
Report ThisReport Question
3 Answers
10 Helpful Votes
2 Followers
A.
If a rash forms on your skin where you have been exposed to it, you should see a doctor...
Report ThisReport Question
8,020 Answers
267,940 Helpful Votes
320 Followers
A.
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are all plants that can cause a temporary, irritating rash when they come in contact with your skin. This...
Report ThisReport Question
395 Answers
9,318 Helpful Votes
33 Followers
A.
The rash caused by poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is an allergic reaction to an oil in the poison ivy leaf. When the leaf touches your skin, the...
Report ThisReport Question
Primary Care
4,841 Answers
27,098 Helpful Votes
383 Followers
A.
You are correct about it appearing to spread based on your original exposure. You may have been exposed by the oils on your clothing or shoes that...
Report ThisReport Question
118 Answers
776 Helpful Votes
54 Followers
A.
Urushiol is a chemical found in the oil of mango sap. Urushiol is also found in poison ivy and poison oak. Therefore, people who have a history of...
Report ThisReport Question
Primary Care
4,841 Answers
27,098 Helpful Votes
383 Followers
A.
Only if the oil of the plant is still on the skin. The drainage and weeping associated with poison ivy is NOT contagious and will not cause a spread...
Report ThisReport Question
1 Answer
5 Helpful Votes
A.
Rash will take another week to fully dissipate.  Hang in there!
Report ThisReport Question
General Medicine
Nursing
1,267 Answers
19,098 Helpful Votes
228 Followers
A.
I'm sorry to hear you got poison ivy. Ouch!I hope by now your rash has cleared up. I'm not sure why the rash would come back after clearing...
Report ThisReport Question
Primary Care
4,841 Answers
27,098 Helpful Votes
383 Followers
A.
The skin only reacts in ONE WAY....a rash. There are a few thousand things that can result in a skin eruption, so the answer is "yes", it...
Report ThisReport Question
8,020 Answers
267,940 Helpful Votes
320 Followers
A.
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are plants that contain an irritating, oily sap called urushiol. Urushiol triggers an allergic reaction when...