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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Epilepsy: Sometimes there are no good answers you're being treated correctly for the poison oak. One would need more history about the new relationship between ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Depends on severity: Prednisone and the more potent steroid creams need to be prescribed by your doctor, anyway; have your doctor evaluate your rash and follow the advice ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
Perhaps this is not: poison oak. There are other causes of blistering rashes. See dermatologist and perhaps get biopsy or viral culture of blisters.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Not really: Poison ivy is not contagious in the sense of an infection like a cold or the flu. But, if someone who is very sensitive to poison ivy touches an open ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
24 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Different plants: Same clinical presentation of contact dermatitis. Treatment is the same. However, these are two different plants.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
24 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No: No scar.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience in Dermatology
Poison ivy: No, hot water does not worsen the rash, but it does not help it either.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle DeHoratius
18 years experience in Dermatology
Yes, see below: It comes in a few strengths which is usually in percentage format. You would want to be cautious using the stronger one (.1) in certain locations. In ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Both are due to contact allergy to oils/ sap from the plants. The rashes are identical.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
What to do.: 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Similar: Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac can all cause allergic contact dermatitis. Since the rashes will all look the same, to determine which rhus p ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Not really a "cure": Technically there really isn't a "cure". Most every patient will recover without doing anything. However, treatment certainly makes one feel a heck ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Continuing exposure.: The resin from the poison ivy/oak can continue to cause you problem. Be sure to wash off anything which has touched the poison ivy with a laundry det ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Topical steroids are effective for these conditions. More severe cases may require stronger topical preparations or oral corticosteroids.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Poison oak: Some people appear to be immune, others become immune. However, you can gain or lose immunity, so to assume you can't get it if you never have before ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: It is usually a very effective treatment.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hot water no help : Poison ivy is a contact dermatitis that takes 10 - 14 days to clear. Hot water will cause the superficial blood vessels in the skin to dialate making ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
It can: Some of the more worrisome cases i've treated have come when kids rubbed their eyes with contaminated fingers.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Steroids: These reactions represent a contact allergy, and can be quite severe. The affected area needs to be washed thoroughly, and topical steroid creams can ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
No: Only if you get it in your mouth.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience in Pediatrics
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Topical cortisol: Over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream may be sufficient, or your physician may give you a stronger topical glucocorticoid cream such as triamcinolone ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Poison Ivy: The best therapy is a prolonged dose of oral steroids, typically 10 or more days. Tapering steroid packs such as a 10 or 13 day "dexpak" is most effec ... Read More
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