Swollen ankles poison ivy

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Avatar n tn I think that the recurrences were rare until I was exposed to poison ivy again (on my ankles) a few years ago and had such a severe reaction that I required a steroid injection. I offer no solutions, just another voice saying that recurrences seem very real to us sufferers.
Avatar f tn They look like little clumps of blisters, kind of like poison ivy, but they are not. I have had poison ivy before an it is definately not the same. I'm falling apart lol. Thanks again, L.
Avatar n tn It could also be an allergic reaction to something, or a case poison ivy or oak or something. You need to get checked soon, because you have a fever, and that always needs to be checked out. It could also be mono, and a host of other things, but you should really get it checked.
Avatar f tn The one on my elbow NEVER itches unless I touch it and the bumps are small. The rash on my leg and ankle are swollen, kind of like poison ivy but thats not possible because I never go outside nor do any of my cats and I'm not allergic to cats because I've had cats my entire life. I am not allergic to anything that I know of except what ever is in earing stuff like after you get your ear pierced they give you studd to keep it from getting infected? It makes my ears swell.
Avatar n tn perfumed soaps, cosmetics, hair spray, hair dyes, fingernail polish, certain foods, print ink (newspapers, magazines), animals and animal dander, oral medications (steroids is a common one), things that get on the hands and are rubbed onto the eyes (pesticides, herbicides, plant juice, poison ivy, etc). There are some eye conditions that might cause this including blepharitis (granulated eyelides), thyroid eye disease.
Avatar n tn My mom who is 86 has had swollen, itchy, red ankles and calves for a couple of months. At Emergency, they told her it was an infection and gave antibiotics. When that didn't work, she went back and this time they told her it was a reaction to her blood pressure medication and to go see her physician. She has refused to see her doctor and her legs are getting worse. My brothers and I are worried sick. She won't go for help and we are so worried about her but we cannot help her.
Avatar n tn I am in my 60's and have only just started to have either a swollen face or, on the last two occasions, a swollen tongue, which all started in September. The first time I had a swollen tongue was 4 weeks ago and I ended up in hospital. I had already taken Piriton but it didn't help. At the hospital they gave me Prednisolone which worked very quickly and I was packed off home with another 2 days supply.
Avatar m tn •Foods (commonly eggs, shellfish, nuts, berries, dyes, or other additives) •Drugs (any drug can touch off an allergic reaction, although allergies to penicillin, sulfa, and aspirin are especially common) •Pollens and plants (nettles, poison ivy, poison oak, and so on) •Animal fur •Insect bites or stings •Exposure to heat, cold, or sunshine.
Avatar m tn Hello, Poison ivy is a form of contact dermatitis caused by exposure to the poison ivy plant. It is less likely for poison ivy contact dermatitis to persist for long and cause triggering of eczema. The greatest risk of long-term damage comes from the resulting blistering in which the blisters may scar if broken, and these potentially-open blisters leave open the possibility of secondary infections.
5171728 tn?1364667389 I think I mentioned that others have had bad rashes, I saw the pictures some reminded me of poison ivy or chicken pox. You could also try a dermotologist. The first time I treated I could get no help from my hepatologist, he kept telling me my side effects were not related to my tx, they were.
Avatar f tn Just wanted to let u know, i had a lot of ur symtoms, & Ken is really smart when it comes down to topics like what u r experiencing. My first time i ever got ill, besides my long history of cluster headaches due to nautious fumes, mostly paint & carbon monoxide poisoning for over 25 years. BUT never got the ill feelings like you r talkin about like 11 years ago, & that is when i got bit by a tick or some small insect mowing tall grass by the river.
Avatar f tn I have one allergy and that is to the oil on the leaves of poison plants like poison ivy, poison oak, and poison summac. I love mango fruit and would knock them off my grandmas tree in Florida and eat them. Then I would break out in a rash on my lips and face. Still ate the fruit because I loved them. Come to find out it was not the fruit inside, but that the skin of the mango fruit has an oil that causes similar reaction as poison ivy.
Avatar n tn Some are in streaks, little lines, singluar spots, and in the worst areas they form a little mass that eventually turns red with little scabs from scratching in my sleep. They remind me so much of poison ivy rash but I know that is not the case. I used to be plagued with poison ivy as a child on these same areas, and I even wondered if the toxin is still in my system and works it's way to the surface every so often. One thing I do know is it seems to occur after a change in diet.
Avatar f tn I'm kind of wondering, everyone seems to know what a poison ivy rash looks like. My itchy bruising started this year and in Jan i got poison ivy so bad on my hands up to my armpits, so bad my skin just fell off. Could that oil stay in a persons blood? Its just a thought...
Avatar f tn I just went yesterday and got it again. It last for a week to a week and a half. I have been wondering if I should go to the doctor about it.
Avatar n tn I don't itch anywhere and don't have poison ivy. I hung up on the nurse. Anyway, will update with what doc says tomorrow and what remedy is.
Avatar f tn I just want my life back as dramatic as that sounds. I tell everyone it's like having poison ivy everyday. Good luck all.
Avatar n tn Within the last year, it has spread to the backside of my hand, but in a different form. This looks more like poison ivy (I think) but is just an itchy red rash. My hand is VERY swollen from this. I have noticed that a hot bath, nerves, doing the dishes, etc seem to make it act up. I also have the same thing that is on the PALM of my hand on both of my feet.
534800 tn?1217170959 I'd like to know anyone who's had this hideous and annoying condition anywhere on their bodies other than ankles and lower legs - have you had it start on your ankles and then over the years progress to other parts of your body? Any remedy to reduce redness besides not exercising or walking outside? I moved from the dry climate of the Southwest and Southern Cal to hot and humid New England four years ago - nevr, ever had this until the first summer I arrived and then BAM!
Avatar f tn So when I noticed the rash it kind of looked like poison ivy and I thought I had rubbed against it as I did see poison ivy. But as its turned out I now have terribly itchy welts and it is spreading. It is not poison ivy. I can see the bumps welts still under my skin which I assume will turn into welts on top of my arms. I do have rashes not welts on the inside of my legs down by my knees. As others have said it seems to really itch at night and not bad thru the day.
Avatar n tn An OTC drug that helps a lot and makes the itching go away is CALADRYL CLEAR. Everything posted above describes poison ivy. Even if you don't have poison ivy though, Caladryl Clear will still help it go away and stop the itching - CVS or Rite Aid. Put it on after taking a shower and washing your entire body with a strong soap.
Avatar n tn insect bites, poison oak, poison ivy, Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis. This stuff work for me, it may or may not work for everyone. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Severe itching like I have never experienced. The next day my ankle was very swollen and had developed into Cellulitis. Then the rash went to the other ankle and then up both legs to both thighs. The Cellulitis went away in about a week and a half but the rash is horrid. It has left so many bruises that I honestly cannot count them. It has now been going on for almost two months. I have eliminated anything new or fairly new to me and my evnironment but to no avail.
Avatar n tn •Foods (commonly eggs, shellfish, nuts, berries, dyes, or other additives) •Drugs (any drug can touch off an allergic reaction, although allergies to penicillin, sulfa, and aspirin are especially common) •Pollens and plants (nettles, poison ivy, poison oak, and so on) •Animal fur •Insect bites or stings •Exposure to heat, cold, or sunshine Hives are a nuisance, but are not usually dangerous.
Avatar n tn The first little itchy burn on one finger started three days ago, until reading this I thought I was having a poison ivy outbreak, I'm seriously allergic, from petting my dog after he's been in the woods. Day three both hands are fully involved with singles and clusters of blisters, and I think each foot has a spot I just discovered. How long does this last?
Avatar n tn Since the outbreak I have had itchy palms and occasionally itchy ankles and feet, but my only outbreak of DH is on my elbows. Celiac Sprue or an allergy to wheat can be very silent and difficult to diagnose without the proper blood tests or biopsy of the small intestine. I'm hoping that following a gluten free diet will resolve my DH and itchy hands and feet, not to mention my chronic anemia.
Avatar n tn I've been having the same symptoms for about 8 weeks now, a feeling like bugs are crawling across my scalp, torso, ankles and face. It seems to get worse later on in the day and nothing seems to make it better, although the feeling does wear off if I have had anything to drink. I have been to the Doctor twice without any solution, the last time he suggested Scabbies but the lotion hasn't helped. It is driving me nuts, it seemed to start after I gave my dog a bath, I wonder if it is a parasite?
Avatar n tn One other thing though, when pushed upon I get a cramp in the back ? Sometimes I expect to c a swollen spot there but no...I am on prilosec. I was told the pancreas in on right side; but don't know about the spleen. I've had this for almost 4 yrs now. Man, it wears one down. Also, just started of late, i feel like a pinching now and once in awhile like being stabbed with a blunt bone....
97615 tn?1212682189 I thought I had poison ivy or was allergic to some chemical in my running pants. Every time I tried to run, it came back.
Avatar n tn The only thing different from your stories is that I don't have it on my feet but I do have similar bumps around my neck and chest and around my ankles. I have tried self-diagnosis and I've only found the symptoms matching eczema and scabies. I am SERIOUSLY hoping it is just eczema because I will freak out if I have bugs burrowing into my skin. I am on the verge of going to the doctor but holding out because I just hate doctors in general and am hoping this will disappear.