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A 24-year-old male asked:

I got into some poison ivy or oak. is there anything i can do to not get it?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Wash: The location promptly along with any clothing that may have contacted, cortisone cream will limit

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can poison oak and poison ivy get through long sleeves and pants?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Fox
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Yes: Clothing is not an effective barrier, especially if one sweats. Wearing vinyl gloves under garden gloves can help.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

How soon does poison ivy or oak take to act up after u got into it?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Poison Ivies: Can have reaction within 8 hours.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Cures for poison ivy and oak?

3 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Not really a "cure": Technically there really isn't a "cure". Most every patient will recover without doing anything. However, treatment certainly makes one feel a heck of a lot better in the process. Poison ivy and oak and sumac are all allergic reactions to the resin on the plants. If you are allergic (and many people are or will be) then you will have a reaction every time you have contact with the plant.

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