Should You Cover Poison Ivy Rash?

Q:
Should You Cover Poison Ivy Rash?

A:
The result of poison ivy rash can range from mild red bumps to an intense allergic reaction of swelling, blistering, and oozing.

  

Try not to scratch and break the blisters, because an open blister can easily become infected and lead to blood poisoning. If the blisters break, cover loosely with a sterile bandage. If the blisters is intact and gradually dry up, then you do not need to cover them. The rash generally goes away on its own in 2 to 3 weeks.

 

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