Could it be? My son was diagnosed with poison ivy about a week and a half ago. He was put on an oral steroid for 7 days. He completed it and the rash wasn’t want better. I called the Dr. and she said that it can take up to 21 days for the rash to go away.
Personally, I would think that after being on an oral steroid for 7 days, the rash wouldn’t be as severe. To this day he itches like crazy!
Also, in my experience, poison ivy seems to follow a trailing nature when it breaks out on your skin. I have it on my arm right now and every time I get it, it looks the same. This just doesn’t look like the same thing to me. Now, I’m not sure what poison oak or poison sumac do to the body when you are allergic so it could be something like that.
The poor thing is just miserable. He itches himself raw when he is sleeping and then since he is so active, sweat and the rash don’t mix well.
What do you think?