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Poison ivy treatment rubbing alcohol

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Not advised: It would be ill advised to use rubbing alcohol on poison ivy, as this can lead to significant pain and irritation.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Ill advised: It is not recommended to use rubbing alcohol on poison ivy/sumac/oak as this does not help clear the rash up and can cause pain/irritation of the affe... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Not likely: At best momentary relief by evaporation and cooling.
A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Ineffective: This will not help the itching or rash, and it is likely to cause a lot of pain. Poison ivy reactions are to the oil of the plant's leaves. A few prod... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
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
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
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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