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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
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
18 years experience Family Medicine
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
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not likely: At best momentary relief by evaporation and cooling.
A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope ... Read More
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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 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

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