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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: If the problem is a mild one, time will heal it. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Poison ivy: Allergic reaction to plant best treated by steroids either topical or systemic. Best to see physician for quikest resolution. Don't scratch breaking o ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Wash skin soon after: The plant oils contain urushiol. There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy inc ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: Will treat the, steroids will attenuate inflammation.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy : Calamine lotion will help with the itch and help to dry the rash. Prescription corticosteroid cream or pills may be needed for more widespread poison ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Youv'e stumped me: On this one. Poison ivy isn't good. Perhaps you can clarify what you mean ; re-ask this question.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Itchy ...skin rash: Usually poison ivy allergy appears as itchy, red skin rash with swelling and blisters sometimes. Though there are home remedies; it might be a good id ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very itchy: Not very dangerous usually, but very itchy and uncomfortable. Don't spread it, and treat it locally.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
At some stage: Since it is a contact allergic reaction, it will always itch at some stage .
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on stage: Treatment for contact to the poison ivy or poison oak plant depends on the stage of exposure. If the rash is present, a doctor can prescribe steroids ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Poison ivy: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soa ... Read More

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