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Poison ivy rashes, red oval shape, no blisters, itchy. Taking prednisone. Can it be an infection or lymes disease?

I began breaking out wish poison ivy rashes last week. One of the rashes on my right shin is a large, red oval shape with no blisters or bumps and doesn t really itch as bad as the other rashes. There was what I thought a blister on it four days ago, which I did pick at and pulled a little brown speck off my skin. I was worried that this rash could be an infection or lymes disease but the doctor I saw today said it didn t look like either of those and upped my prednisone dosage. Is it ok to wait a few days to see if the rash decreases or should I get a second opinion?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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hi i think it is only irritant can be due to dry can be cured by atarax25 mg at night,antibiotic twice daily,and application of moisteriser along with dipsalic ointment on the lesions.if no response start oral steriods twice daily tapered to once daily dose.anyway rule out poison ivy rashes
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