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when should i see a doctor poison ivy

A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See doctor now: What you think is poison ivy may not be that. If you have an eye problem, see your doctor now. If you cannot get to see your own doctor, go the emerge ... Read More

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Poison ivy: See your physician or a dermatologist if the rash is spreading,or there is extensive surrounding redness ,any pus collection or profuse discharge of ... Read More
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A 11-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Dumalaog
28 years experience Pediatrics
Symptomatic relief : Wash well with soap and cool water. You can use domeboro solution to help dry it out sooner. It's a liquid solution that you can use as cool compress ... Read More
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Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
Have him seen: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used. A thorough wash is good, including the clothes he wore. If worse he might need oral steroids. Extreme itch, oo ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Suggestions: Poison ivy is a delayed reaction of the skin to the oil of the plant. That's why it looks like it spreads - but it doesn't. Rash just appears at diffe ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Options: Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience 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 37-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
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
There : There used to be shots for this, but it was taken off the market quite a number of years ago. I am aware of a shot that can be taken annually for this ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
If it's really bad: If you are not responding to topical cortisone cream and the condition is worsening or you are getting sick from the poison ivy, it's time to get prof ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You question makes no sense. Follow the doctor's directions and complete the course of prednisone. If you have questions, speak with doctor who prescr ... Read More

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