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best over the counter medicine for poison ivy

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Poison Ivy : ointment should not cause a poison ivy dermatitis - unless there was urishiol on the container/ ointment from previous uses that has contaminated yo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
Not Very: Shingles pain is caused by the internal irritation of nerves. Poison Ivy pain is a skin irritation.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lotion: You can try topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lotion/cream, or a mild cortisone cream (0.5% if covering large area, 1% ok if localized / small areas) ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austin Mackens
10 years experience in Family Medicine
Clinic: It sounds like relatively extensive contact dermatitis from poison ivy. You would likely benefit from a good exam to rule out secondary infections an ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
34 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Poison ivy: Cool compresses/ice pack can help with itch . Make sure to wash all possible sources of reexposure.
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience in Dermatology
For : For poison ivy, sometimes a patient will need a prescription steroid gel/cream or maybe steroid pills or injection. This can be evaluated by your der ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: If you are sure, it is poison ivy, you use over the counter corticosteroid cream. You may wish to consult this site for more information on this topic ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
OTC RX FOR POISON IV: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 4 hours to stop the itching, but ba careful will make you drowsy, calamine lotion and over the counter 1%hydrocortiso ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Plant dermatitis: Plant dermatitis like poison ivy will best respond to oral steroids for a 3 week course. You should get the rash looked at to confirm the diagnosis a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Aviodance: First avoid if possible. Wash with soapy water, then keep clean and dry. If a rash erupts, see your doctor for steroid containing medications.

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