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does bleach help poison ivy

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Don't do that: You shouldn't apply bleach over the inflamed skin area due to poison ivy contact dermatitis. Bleach is an irritant and would make your skin more infla ... Read More

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Poison ivy: Allergic reaction to plant best treated by steroids either topical or systemic. Best to see physician for quikest resolution. Don't scratch breaking o ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Matos
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Wash skin soon after: The plant oils contain urushiol. There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy inc ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy : Calamine lotion will help with the itch and help to dry the rash. Prescription corticosteroid cream or pills may be needed for more widespread poison ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
At some stage: Since it is a contact allergic reaction, it will always itch at some stage .
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on stage: Treatment for contact to the poison ivy or poison oak plant depends on the stage of exposure. If the rash is present, a doctor can prescribe steroids ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Aviodance: First avoid if possible. Wash with soapy water, then keep clean and dry. If a rash erupts, see your doctor.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
What is the question: Could you please clarify what you are asking.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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You won't: If you have itchy rash after being coming in contact with poison ivy/ oak.........Pmd will help.

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