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Re: contact to symptoms

Subject: Re: contact to symptoms
Author: Betsy D.
Date: 5/26/2003 11:11 pm
Views: 5764
Status: Approved
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Good question Mark,

And unfortunately I don't have a definitive answer but will give you the rough guidelines. The reason that I can't give you a hard number (such as 2 hours) is that the urushiol oil causes a delayed allergic reaction which varies from person to person. On average, if someone has had symptoms before it takes about 12-36 hours. Of course some will be less and some more. For a first time rash breakout, it could be up to 10 days after exposure. I've read a number of different numbers here but I believe the average was about 4-7 days for that first timer.

For me - I know within 8 hours. That darned rash likes to let me know the same day of exposure :-/

contact to symptoms (Approved)mark h5/26/2003 5:55 pm
  Re: contact to symptoms (Approved)Betsy D.5/26/2003 11:11 pm