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Dr. Stephen Southard
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Not likely: Arsenic poisoning most classically results from ground water poisoning. Which makes it very unlikely to occur if you have municipal based water deliv ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
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Go to ER: No doctor will provide advice on how to poison yourself. You do need to seek immediate help for your suicidal thoughts. If your mental health do ... Read More
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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Wash with brown soap: This must be done right after exposure, or you can use alcohol to wash the affected area immediately. After the rash appears, this could hurt. Use o ... Read More
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Poison ivy: Apply calamine lotion to soothe the skin, some have applied vinegar. Wash you clothes and bed linen in hot water, avoid scratching not to spread the r ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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NO: Home remedies are not nearly as effective as prescriptions. Clobetasol cream will reduce itching and swelling. It will reduce the healing time. If the ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
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Time is only cure: Other tips: if you know you've touched poison ivy, wash the affected area with soap and water immediately to get rid of the plant's oils. Taking a hot ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Oatmeal bath: 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
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
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None: The only effective therapy for poison ivy is to use steroids - either topically, with creams, or systemically, with tablets. Home remedies might make ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Poison ivy: About half of people who are in contact with poison ivy will develop skin rashes locally. Reactions are due to the sensitivity to uroshiol, the oily r ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Oatmeal bath.: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, Hydrocortis ... Read More

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