A 54-year-old member asked:
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Wondering if it's bad to take a hot shower if you have poison oak?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Should be fine : Poison oak causes contact dermatitis at the area that you expose to it. A hot shower should not spread it. Try using otc Hydrocortisone cream and moisturizer. Seek local medical help if symptoms are severe.
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

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