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Poison oak eye

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Steroids creams: Localized poison ivy is usually treated with calamine lotion as well as high potency steroid creams. If it has spread to the face then oral corticost... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis from poison ivy, oak or sumac usually requires steroids, either topical steroid cream or oral steroids if more severe or widespread... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Possibly none: If the Prednisone is only taken for a short. Of time there may be no side effects. Rarely even with a short course you can be more nervous and hungry ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Mild Cortisone: Use a mild cortisone over the counter cream for the vulva area. This skin is thinner here than other areas,so you just don't want to use a stronger ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Not all folks get it: Only about 80% of people are sensitive to the irritant effects of urushiol, the chemical in the resin of these plants that binds to the skin and cause... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 52 years experience
Poison ivy: They all all caused by essentially the same oil in the plant and thus they all heal in about the same time.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Corticosteroids: Topical antibiotics like neosporin and drying agents like diaper rash ointment - usually zinc oxide and vitamin d in petroleum jelly - offer no benefi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Hydro-cortisone: You may try an over the counter ointment with hydro-cortisone. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 42 years experience
Yes: Urushiol is the allergen in poison oak that causes a rash to appear. Once the urushiol oil is washed off, no more rash or blisters occur. If the oil i... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
Dermatology 15 years experience
Not contagious: This is a delayed type allergic reaction to the chemicals in the plants. It is not contagious and would not spread on your body once the initial expo... Read More
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