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Poison ivy around eyes

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Steroids: If you were exposed to poison ivy in your eyes and you are allergic to it then see your doctor or go to the emergency room because you should be on or... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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See MD: A recent event with poison ivy, especially involving the eyes can be very painful. Many docs will put patients on a ultra short course of prednisone, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Negrey
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Highly unlikely.: Doubtful that poison ivy would cause permanent blindness. Maybe very temporary if your eyes were directly involved. Poison ivy may cause severe reacti... Read More
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: Although the rash and swelling that occurs with exposure to the eyes and lids can be pretty miserable until it clears.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Go to an eye dr!: Triamcinolone is not one of the best or safest drugs to use around your eyes. There are special eye ointments/creams containing steroids that only an ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Contact allergen: It may be from something you are using from the neck up. Find out what new products you have recently added prior to the first breakout. In the mea... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
Be seen: If his poison ivy is that extensive and potentially in the eyes, he needs to be evaluated.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Poison Ivy: You should get some relief in a couple of hoursm feel sorry for you, this must be aweful, follow medications directions carefully.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Poison ivy: If you had an exposure to poison ivy, you should wash yourself and all clothing/ items you wore at the time of exposure .Poison iv is an allergic rea... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See doctor: The tick bite of concern and you should see a doctor to ascertain if you need to take prophylactic antibiotics to prevent Lyme disease. Wish you good ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Urgent Care: See your doctor or an Urgent Care to be checked and possibly get a prescription for steroids.

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