Photos of Poison Ivy Rashes

These photos are from November 11th, 2011, Day 6 of the rash's progression. By now my eye was mostly closed and I got into the clinic at 10am to have it looked at. When the doctor came into the room he did a double take and said "Wow!" Not too encouraging :) Here's what I looked like right after leaving the clinic.

poison ivy rash

He definitely felt I needed to kick up my medicine levels. He put me on pregnozone, Allegra, and hydroxizine. We picked those up and headed home. Then I slept until 6pm. Here are my arms.

poison ivy rash

poison ivy rash

These are two of my stripes. They're definitely getting more red and angry.

poison ivy rash

poison ivy rash

When I woke up from my 6 hour nap my left eye was completely swollen shut. Bob had to use ice cube compresses on it to get it to open even a little. The two arm rashes seem less swollen than before although the right one is still regularly weeping out fluid. I can only hope these drugs kick in soon and begin to bring down the swelling and the weeping. Things are itchy but not overwhelmingly so. I can feel them, but it's a low enough level that I can resist acting on the urge.

Poison Ivy Rash Photos - the 2011 outbreak


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