A 33-year-old member asked:
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is it okay that i seek help for my poison ivy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, especially: If you have signs of a secondary infection or significant swelling.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Ask DR for 60G tube of clobetasol gel. No need for oral treatment unless extensive or puffed face. OK to wash. Not contagious to others, does not spread even if weepy. Takes 3 weeks to see full extent of meaction after a single contact. Allergy, not infection.
Dec 9, 2013

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