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A rash (allergic contact dermatitis) from poison ivy, oak, or sumac plants usually is diagnosed through a physical exam and questions about your...
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Symptoms of Poison ivy reactions to the skin in dogs can include...
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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...
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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...
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Zanfel only helps if applied immediately afterthe exposure to Poison Ivy. Depdending upon...
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If a rash forms on your skin where you have been exposed to it, you should see a doctor...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Please don't post pictures. Besides, it would not be possible to definitively make a diagnosis based solely on your story (did you have poison...
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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...
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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...
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Rash will take another week to fully dissipate.  Hang in there!
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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...
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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...