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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marya Cassandra
19 years experience Dermatology
OTC Hydrocortisone: First, ensure that your items of clothing that could have come into contact with the poison ivy are washed well to avoid re-exposure. Try over the cou ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shulan
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Corticosteroids: First, you must avoid the exposure and wash all clothing and tools that might have the sap on them as the sap can be active for up to 6 months. Mild c ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: You are going to need to seek medical attention as you going to need to prescription for corticosteriods like Prednisone but also that area can easily ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
No cure, get treated: (toxicodendron dermatitis) aka: poison ivy/oak/sumac causes an itchy blistering reaction of varying degrees in almost everyone who contacts it and fai ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Here are some videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmsmzs_4bdc https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=tmsmzs_4bdc i hope that they help.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Avoidance: Avoidance whenever possible is the best approach. Once you develop poison ivy/oak/sumac it usually takes weeks to clear even with medicine. Mild cases ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy: Poison ivy treatments are usually limited to self-care methods, and the rash typically goes away on its own within two to four weeks. In the meantime, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Continuing exposure.: The resin from the poison ivy/oak can continue to cause you problem. Be sure to wash off anything which has touched the poison ivy with a laundry det ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: If the problem is a mild one, time will heal it. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy: Poison ivy treatments are usually limited to self-care methods, and the rash typically goes away on its own within two to four weeks. In the meantime, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Poison ivy: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soa ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Field
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Poison oak treatment: Generally the treatment of topical. Cleaning the scan and using antimicrobial soap such as die was important to prevent infection. I would start with ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Poison oak: No. This tenacious contact dermatitis usually requires prescription strength medications.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Wash off resin first: You should wash off the plant resin first. Get a soap called Tecnu and wash off the resin. You have to use it immediately after exposure (within the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Look the same: These are both contact dermatitis and they will look the same. There is no way to tell the difference.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
31 years experience Pediatrics
Oral: Oral steroids are the fastest way. In the future, would recommend using tecnu soap.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sun burn: stay in the shades, plenty of oral fluids, hydrocortisone cream 1% OTC, pain killers, if extensive or those measures won't work, see a doctor
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Corticosteroids: Poison ivy can often be treated with topical corticosteroids like hydrocortisone. In more severe cases, oral or injectable corticosteroids are needed ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy: Signs and symptoms of a poison ivy rash include: redness, itching, swelling, blisters, often, the rash looks like a straight line because of the way t ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Poison Ivy: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the Urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soa ... Read More
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