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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The milling of oats produces a slick graphite like dust that is packaged & sold for it's therapeutic qualities. Oatmeal baths are not made with oatmea ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
It may help: Itchy, dry skin often gets some relief with oatmeal baths and so you may get some relief with that for your symptoms. Severe poison ivy will not likel ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Oatmeal soaks: Are often used for poison ivy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
It is one thing : This is only one thing. You probably have need steroids. You should see your dermatologist.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Steroids (cortisone): Poison ivy or poison oak rashes are allergic reactions caused by contact with the plants. The plant sap can be on clothes, bedding, car seats, etc..., ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Anti itch: Hydrocortisone 1% available otc can be used to decrease the itch. Sometimes, a sedating anti histamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can also make t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Poison Ivy: If the rash is widespread or results in a large number of blisters, your doctor may prescribe an oral corticosteroid, such as prednisone, for poison i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: With so many health insurance plans, it will really depend on a person's individual health plan coverage. In general, there is no reason evaluation a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Many: There are several things that can help. Probably the most common things are otc, like calamine lotion and topical steroids. Sometimes patients need ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
45 years experience Ophthalmology
Steroid cream: Just as on the arms or legs, the treatment is symptom driven. Over the counter steroid cream 2-3 times a day for 3-5 days should help. Try not to get ... Read More

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