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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can i tell me how i can get rid of poison ivy fast?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can i tell me how i can get rid of poison ivy the first time?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Steroid: You need to first clean up everything which could possibly touched the ivy resin with detergent (yes and that includes your shoes). Then apply topical Hydrocortisone ointment or cream several times a day to reduce the inflammation. When the involvement is expensive, you may need to take a course of oral cortisone.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what can get rid of this poison ivy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ways to help it: Along: there are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is the fastest way of getting rid of poison ivy ?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to tell if I have poison ivy and how to get rid of it?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Poison Ivy Rash: Poison Ivy can lead to lines of red bumps that develop into fluid filled blisters that are very itchy. There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the Urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What exactly is the fastest way to get rid of poison ivy?

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Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Poison ivy: If it is severe you doctor can prescribe Prednisone by mouth in addition to oral antihistamine.
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