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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marya Cassandra
20 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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Dr. Paul Carter
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Hydrocortisone cream: As long as your rash is somewhat limited in size and doesn't significantly involve the face, Hydrocortisone cream is a good option. If the rash is ex ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shulan
41 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 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 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
38 years experience Dermatology
Itchy skin: The most important thing is to make sure your skin is moisturized. You can also try an antihistamine to reduce itching and if the rash is bad or pers ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
35 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Antihistamines : Antihistamines will help the itch dont forget to wash all clothing you could have had on withing several days of potential exposure.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
35 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Poison ivy: Cool compresses/ice pack can help with itch . Make sure to wash all possible sources of reexposure.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
35 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Poison ivy: Hydrocortisone cream will help and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or spray will help some with the itching.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: Will treat the, steroids will attenuate inflammation.

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