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how to treat a mild case of poison ivy

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Options: Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: Will treat the, steroids will attenuate inflammation.
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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Cortisone steroids: Steroids are usually needed for poison ivy. A doctor prescribes them after confirming the rash is really the poison oak type. For bad rashes, oral ste ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Continuing exposure.: The major approach is topical cortisone ( a prescription one) and at times oral prednisone. The resin from the poison ivy/oak can continue to cause yo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Poison ivy: About half of people who are in contact with poison ivy will develop skin rashes locally. Reactions are due to the sensitivity to uroshiol, the oily r ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 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 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 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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Continuing exposure.: The major approach is topical cortisone ( a prescription one) and at times oral prednisone. The resin from the poison ivy/oak can continue to cause yo ... Read More

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