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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: This is a moderate potency steroid cream and little if any will penetrate the skin and effect your body. It can decrease the angry irritation of the r ... Read More
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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
Dr. Thomas Wolf
41 years experience Ophthalmology
1% steroid cream: Be sure of the diagnosis. I have seen multiple cases of herpes zoster (shingles) fool the patient. Steroid cream use is best monitored by your eyecare ... Read More
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Steroid cream: For mild cases of poison ivy over small areas, an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec for itching is usuall ... 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 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 member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Options: Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines.
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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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