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skin rashes
Posted by: Janice
Date: October 15, 2000 4:13 AM

My 14 year old daughter got poison oak on her wrist. It spread to her arm and she scratched it to the point of bleeding. Now, 7 weeks later, she has broken out in a red rash which itches all over her body. She is not using any new soaps, detergents etc. Could it be that the poison oak is traveling in her bloodstream and cropping up all over, or is it something else? She is very allergic to metals and has seasonal "hay fever." Do I need to take her to an allergist?

RE: skin rashes
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, MD
Date: October 18, 2000 5:14 AM

Poison oak can be spread aroound the body by touchng the affected area and then touching other areas of the body. Seeing a good allergists is an excellent idea.



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