How Long Is the Duration of Poison Ivy Rash?

Q:
How Long Is the Duration of Poison Ivy Rash?

A:
Poison ivy rash is an allergic skin reaction caused by the sap soil of the plant poison ivy.

Poison Ivy leaves

The result is usually an itchy, red rash with bumps or blisters. Generally it will last two to three weeks.

Photograph showing poison ivy rash

You can take self-care methods to treat the rash with soothing lotions and cool baths.

But if the rash is severe or widespread, especially around your face or genitals, you’d better see your doctor and get the prescription medication.

 

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