For anyone who loves the great outdoors, poison ivy is often an unwelcome companion. Coming into contact with this plant can result in an allergic reaction. But how long does it last? We will explore the typical duration of a poison ivy rash, how it progresses, and how to manage it in our blog.
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Poison ivy produces urushiol, an oily resin that causes a reaction in most people who come into contact with it. This reaction, also known as contact dermatitis, typically presets as an itchy and irritating rash.
The duration of this rash can vary, but it generally lasts between 2-3 weeks. The rash usually reaches it peak within 5 days and gradually begins to decline.
If you suspect contact with this plant, rinse your skin immediately with lukewarm, soapy water. Topical creams and salves like CANhaveTODAY’s products can help soothe the itching and inflammation. Applying a cool, damp cloth may also reduce itching and inflammation.
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