What Are the Images and Pictures of Poison Ivy Rash?

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Poison ivy rash is an allergic skin reaction caused by direct contact with the sap oil of the poison ivy. The rash often begins after a 12-48 hours delay after exposure and persists for about two to three weeks. The result can range from mildly unpleasant redness to an intense reaction of swelling, blistering, and oozing. (see pictures below) See the source image See the source image See the source image You can ease the rash and control the itching by applying calamine lotions or making cool compresses. If the rash is severe or widespread, especially around the face or genitals, please go to your doctor's immediately.   keywords: images and pictures of poison ivy rash; allergic skin reaction; calamine lotion; cool compress
Can the area where the rash is, swell?
Yes, mild to severe swelling can be observed in the area with posion ivy rash.
Poison ivy treatments are usually limited to self-care methods. And the rash typically goes away on its own in two to three weeks.

If the rash is widespread or results in a large number of blisters, your doctor may prescribe an oral corticosteroid, such as prednisone. If a bacterial infection has developed at the rash site, your doctor may give you a prescription for an oral antibiotic.