Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

Bruising with rash due to reaction for poison SUMAC.

Resolved Question:

I am a land surveyor, therefor I'm out in the woods, swamps, etc. every day. I believe that I have had a small reaction to some poison sumac (it has been a long time since poison ivy or oak has given me any trouble, which is why I think it is sumac).. Before I realized that I had gotten into it, I had already spread it to the left side of my face. It swelled up a little and was itchy, of course. I have been rubbing Cortizone-10 on it for the itching.

After three days now, the swelling and itching have seemed to subside, however the infected area on my face is now bruised. I have rubbed the area very little, so I wouldn't think that would cause the bruising.

Is bruising part of the poison remedying itself out of my face? Or is it part of a reaction that I had to the poison? My main concern is: Do I need to go see a doctor, or is this bruising something I don't need to worry about?

Category: Dermatologist

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
 27 Doctors Online

Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
Yes, it looks slightly bruised but that is common in the recovery phase.
As of now, it will take another couple of days to completely subside.
In addition to the cortisone cream, you can also take Tab. Levocetirizine 5 mg once at bedtime for 3 days. If the itching has completely subsided it may not be necessary.
Also, you can apply Calamine lotion which will further enhance your recovery.
You need not worry. This does not look like anything to be concerned about.
Please feel free to discuss further,

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation



Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news