Itchy rash poison ivy

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Avatar m tn Hi, How are you? The rash and itching from poison ivy usually get better gradually and go away completely in two to three weeks. Treatment should be continued at least this long because the rash can come back if medicines are stopped too soon. Take your medications as prescribed by your doctor and avoid exposure to the plant to prevent recurrences. If symptoms persists, it is best that you inform your doctor for proper management. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Ok so about a month ago I had unprotected sex with a friend (I know stupid mistake). Anyway, the next day I started having "symptoms" which included an itchy feeling and tingling. I saw what looked like tiny red bumps on my shaft that went away like two days later. Then the tingling continued for a couple more weeks. It felt as though my pants were also rubbing the tip of my penis raw.
Avatar n tn m not sure why its still there, but all of the oil is gone, all the symptoms of poison ivy are gone, its just a little itchy but not that big a deal. For some reason i am still breaking out with some oil like rash on my face, where the oils dry out to look just like poison ivy (orange if youve ever had it before) but i did receive oral sex from a sketchy girl one time in october.
Avatar f tn I have had this red itchy rash on the inner part of my arm where my elbow is. I first thought it was poison ivy. I've never had poison ivy before so I wasn't sure. I've had this for going on two months. It started as a small cluster of red bumps. About the size of a pencil eraser. It's now the size of a half dollar. The itching isn't as bad. I have used hydrocortisone cream, calamine lotion, Neosporin, and Benadryl.
Avatar n tn t have ANY poison ivy.....yet, as I write this I have the predictable, itchy, bubbly rash in two small but very annoying patches. These poison filled bubbles match every regular picture of poison ivy and nothing else. Its NOT a heat rash or hives or bug bites. After 25 years I know what poison ivy looks like as its the same damn thing that has previously been confirmed by more than one doctor. It seems like others have the same complaint. Has anyone ever had it as long as me?
Avatar m tn I got something for the itch until i can see a real doctor I had a family friend who was a nurse look at it.
Avatar n tn Hello my name is Spencer , i am currently 13 yrs of age and i would like to figure out wat this is i am currently very itchy and i think i have "poison Ivy" inside my nose is there any chance i can die from this horrible itching posion inside my nose i have not visited a doctor yet because my parents say its not that bad but i think so so if there is a helpful Doctor out there willing to let me know if i should go to doctor or if i could die please let me know thank's so much, Spe
7463033 tn?1399311106 I have poison ivy EVERYWHERE ! I have it so bad on my tummy . I can't stand all this itchy ness . I've been using alcohol to dry it out && that pink stuff for poison but nothing is helping . Do any of you ladies know of anything that works quickly ? At this pace I'll have it for the next week . Ugh .
Avatar n tn I have a really super itchy rash that covers my entire ribcage on both sides and a little in between. (raised but not blistered) The doctor I saw said it was a contact rash (like poison ivy but it's not poison ivy) and gave me a steroid cream. Thing is, I have had no contact with anything and if it were that type, it should be spreading but it is only on the ribs. It itches so bad and of course is painful from scratching.
Avatar m tn Started out as little, itchy bumps then grew into a red/purple rash and now it is scabby and warm to the touch. Its more prominent above my left foot but my right ankle is starting to get the same small bumps. I thought it may have been poison ivy or poison oak but I haven't been around any. Any suggestions/help are appreciated. Thanks.
1540112 tn?1293016134 Hello, It can be due to poison ivy or hives. The rash that results from the poison plants is a form of allergic contact dermatitis. Symptoms include redness and itching of the skin, development of rash and sometimes development of blisters from rash. Once it begins, the rash will usually clear on its own by 14-21 days. Treatment is directed at controlling the itching. Apart from oral steroids, You may take oral antihistaminics like benadryl or zyrtec.
Avatar n tn Hi I'm a 52 year old woman who has had an itchy rash on either my left or right elbow for the last year now. I showed it to my PCP (who is a nurse practitioner) and he said "Hmmm... it almost looks like poison ivy" Which I know it is not from poison ivy as it was in the middle of a cold New Hamphshire winter when it came on. He recommended taking an anti histamine, which does help the itch and when I take the anti histamines around the clock it takes the rash away.
Avatar m tn Is it right to assume that this is related to poison ivy and not unsafe sex practices? The last rash responded well to the cream and with the timing leads me to believe that it was poison ivy since steroid cream healed it. I don't believe an STD would show symptoms so long after exposure and if it did I don't believe a steroid cream would clear it up. Is there any need to seek further medical attention or should I just wait this out?
1540112 tn?1293016134 Not even sure if the first rash was poison ivy. So I broke out in a diffrent rash. It didnt seem to last about a week. But the skin in alot of areas where the previous rash is very dry and itchy in some spots. There is scaring and the skin is darker where alot of the rash was. The second doctor I seen for this does not know what it is. Referred me to a dermatologist. Cetrizine and some kind of fungal cream this time. I give up, I geuss I will just wonder what is going on.
Avatar m tn s anxiety from school stuff and maybe thinking about the poison ivy like what you said happens to you when you think about poison ivy. At my school they have a student health center I can go to during the week if it get's worse or doesn't go away, but I'm hoping it will go away after a few days. I talked to my mom who's a nurse about it and knows I stress a lot and said to keep an eye on it.
Avatar n tn It's hard to know how to fix it, if you don't know the source. It could be hives, an allergic reaction, heat rash, eczema, or many other possibilities- lots of conditions are itchy rashes. I'd have the rash looked at by a doctor so they can see it in person and ask some more detailed medical questions in order to determine the source.
Avatar m tn Thanks!!! I think it was antibiotic but Im not 100% sure. They said it was poison ivy which I had before but since it started on my ear it felt completely different from before. The prescription included 8 tubes of ointment, but since each tube was $50 I only bought one but it really worked and the rash was gone in about 2-3 days. thanks again!
Avatar n tn This feel similar to a massive poison ivy exposure I had about a year ago.There are no individual bumbs, no blisters, no fluids, no urine discomfort, just two dime sized swollen irritations on each side of the shaft and swelling on the underside of my penis. Nothing on the head. It feels very similar to the posion ivy rash in terms of severe itching. What STD shows up in under 12 hours? I have known her and she says she is clean. no reason to doubt it but my ordeal makes me wonder.
Avatar n tn t work, I thought maybe it could be a poison ivy or something itchy. I tried some stuff for poison ivy/oak. That helped with the itch. But he said today, that he can feel it from back to front, internally. If that makes sense. It is on his mid back, left side and he can locate the rash from his front side because of the discomfort. I do not know if this is linked to getting something from the nasty water he swallowed or something different. Any help?
Avatar f tn Hello, A complete medical evaluation will be helpful in determining the cause and appropriate treatment for your condition. The most possible cause is poison ivy, oak or sumac; if you have recently been out in nature and have been touching unknown plants, it is possible that you may have developed an allergic reaction. It is also possible that you have contact dermatitis which has lead to an inflamed and itchy skin, which can be due to many different causes after contact with any allergen.
Avatar m tn i had a severe case of poison Ivy in late May, first I had little itchy red bumps across my inner arm, legs, breasts- these bumps gradually become huge sipping blisters while the itching intensified and my arm was swollen and very painful. Went to the dermatologist who prescribed prednisone for 15 days. This went on for over a month until it subsided. Now, I am getting itchy red little bumps in the same place I had the blisters!
905142 tn?1242320675 I have bruising and poison ivy too. Most of the bruises surround the poison ivy except in oen area and all are on my left leg even though i have plenty of posion ivy every where else. My Nurse Practitioner didn't seem concerned, but if they don't go away in another day or so I'm goin back.
Avatar n tn i am out in the woods alot and i think recently i got poison ivy on my penis it itched and there were little red bumps NO BLISTERS or ooozing of anything or any painful urnination. Then i decided the cream wasnt getting their and shaved my genital region. Now i have several bumps that are kind of tender and a red rash. I have put cream on my genitals for the past several days and the poison ivy and itching have stopped on my penis. I just want to know i dont have herpes do i?
Avatar f tn I had a pretty severe case of poison ivy on my scrotum and penis and everywhere else, so I was given hydrocortisone 1% cream to use. I’m in the military and was in the field during most of the rash, so I wasn’t really keeping tracking how much cream I put on. I would guess around 15 applications in a 8 or 9 day period. Now that the rash is cleared up, my penis is stil very itchy, the head is very dry and peeling, it also has wrinkles in it.
Avatar n tn However, this occurred about two days after eating an entire mango and immediately after that my lips felt itchy. There was a rash on my face and lips that looked like poison ivy, but no visible symptoms on my penis. Is it possible that I was just exaggerating the extent of my itchiness?