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Does poison ivy or oak go away on its own? Does it spread

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Does poison ivy or oak go away on its own? Does it spread skin to skin contact? She has been taking benadryl for it. She has been going fishing with her boyfriend so she has been outside and around grass.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

This is Dr. David

poison ivy and poison oak can get better on its own after a few days free of exposure to the oils of the plant

it can spread by skin to skin contact if the oils are not washed off of the skin or clothing first.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Well hers isn't going away and she washed everything and its been more than 3 days its been like a week.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

then these could be flea bites or bed bug bites.

she needs to have her home treated for fleas and her animals treated for fleas as well.

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