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Chicago Medical Dermatology Conditions Poison Ivy, Sumac, Oak

Poison ivy, sumac, or oak can cause a skin rash called allergic contact dermatitis when they touch your skin. The rash usually presents as lines or streaks with blisters and hives. The rash usually appears within 8-48 hours after exposure, however it can occur up to 2 weeks after exposure. The rash occurs more frequently with repeated contact as your immune system recognizes the allergen more quickly. The rash is not contagious.

Treatment
Oatmeal baths, topical corticosteroids, systemic prednisone, analgesics, anti-histamines


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