A 56-year-old member asked:
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How can I get this poison oak off my face asap?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Takes time: The blistering effect of poison oak or ivy produces a significant injury to the skin. It will take one to two weeks or more to fully disappear regardless of your treatment. Avoid scratching and use a mile steroid cream if desired, but this is not going to be gone over a few days.
Answered on May 8, 2018
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Something else: Poison oak rash usually itches intensely. It is likely from something else. See doctor if problem worsens or persists.
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Dr. Robert Berger
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Unlikely: Only way is if the oil is on skin or clothing and you touch the oil.

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