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does poison ivy hurt

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly yes: Poison ivy exposure causes allergic inflammation type 4, which can be a real nuisance, lymph nodes in the rm pit drain the area and can get inflamed t ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: If the area has been washed after the exposure, the rash would not be transmitted to another person. As to how he got poison ivy on his penis, that's ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
47 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy: It depends upon how recently he got poison ivy. After exposure the antigen becomes fixed to the skin. If a few days have gone by and the allergic re ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Poor choice: Try some topical cortisone and a topical anesthetic or if it's actually bad, get with your physician.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
See checklist: on poison ivy/oak. If he has blisters that are tight they may need to be broken cleanly and then covered cleanly. Calamine lotion will help to dry e ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
25 years experience Urology
Refrain Until Cured: Developing a rash from any of the plants you listed on the penis/scrotum should be treated as a serious complication. However, assuming he washed bef ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to tell: But the inflammation from the poison ivy must take many days to resolve. Topical cortisone may hasten the recovery but needs be used with caution at t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: But oral steroids have possible side effect of heartburn or indigestion.
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A 32-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
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A member asked:
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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