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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Poison ivy: Is a contact dermatitis, so it has to run its course. Severe cases can be helped by steroids. Your low wbcs should not slow the healing much.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Generally, yes: But each blood donation facility has its own regulations, if anything, you can postpone donation a week or two, thanks for being a blood donor
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: You may need a short course of prednisone to control the ivy dermatitis which when extensive can be very serious. In the meanwhile be sure to clean up ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayyaz Shah
27 years experience Dermatology
Prednisone: Prednisone is routinely given for many inflammatory conditions. Usual duration for most acute conditions is 1-2 weeks. While Prednisone used long term ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not likely: however if you have a severe reaction, your lymph nodes may enlarge as an immune response to the exposure. Consider seeing your doctor to get a potent ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Rare but yes.
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Unknown: With respect a condition I have quite frankly unaware of.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Septicemia: Septicemia is a serious, life-threatening infection that gets worse very quickly. It can arise from infections throughout the body, including infectio ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: Sepsis is a specific medical term meaning you have high heart rate (>90/min), respirations (>20/min), fever and high WBC count. Any 2 of these m ... Read More
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