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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
26 years experience Psychiatry
Immune: Its unlikely, your immune response is different from your boyfriend, you would most likely have got it by now if you were too.
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Question unclear: You will not get the poison ivy if he has washed his skin thorougly. Impetigo is caused by either streptococcus pyogenes or staphylococcus aureus, or ... Read More
Dr. Sunita Kanumury
35 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Poison ivy is caused by urshoil that on contact with skin can causes contact dermatiti as long as the oil is active it can spread.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: It is possible but unlikely. Poison ivy is due to allergic contact dermatitis and due to the breakdown of his skin barrier the skin got infected with ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Infection: If he has impetigo, it is contagious. It can be spread by skin to skin contact, or contact with contaminated clothing, towels, etc.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: What pills have you been using? If it is poison ivy it will resolve with a tapering course of prednisone.
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
22 years experience 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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: Clotrimazol is an anti-fungal and will not help poison ivy. Clobetasol is a steroid cream and can help poison ivy. Be cautious using on the face.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Poison ivy: To stop the itch from poison ivy/oak, cold compresses to the rash plus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or hydroxyzine. A high-potency steroid cream usually ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It is not a: Steroid cream. It is used to kill scabies.
A female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
48 years experience Pediatrics
Try it. : Since u have it u shd use it liberally and if it shows no improvement in 2-3 days or if it continues to worsen then see ur doctor or a dermatologist. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is: Yes it is a steroid cream often used for poison ivy.

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