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can you tell me how to tell if i have poison ivy and how to get rid of it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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 32-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of posin ivy as fast as possible?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
Calamine and steroid: Use calamine to help dry and ease the itch early on and then switch to an over the counter steroid to help it when its dried. Go see a dermatologist if this isnt enough to control your symptoms.
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 25 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.
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. Ajay Acharya
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Depends: Depends on extent. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) washing off clothes and linen, local Hydrocortisone 1 % will help. Talk to pmd.
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 25 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.
A 47-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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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