It is very common for people to ask, "How long does a poison ivy
last?", especially if they are new to having a breakout.
Unfortunately, there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer to this
Typically, mild cases of poison ivy or poison oak rash can last
5-12 days. This will depend on how your individual body reacts to
the urushiol from the plants. Some people are less sensitive,
resulting in a mild rash which may clear up quickly. Hypersensitive
people may have a severe rash that forms quickly and should see a
doctor for proper treatment. In severe cases, poison ivy rash may
last 30 days or longer.