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What are symptoms of poison oak?

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Dr. Paul Carter
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Rash & Itch: Poison oak causes a rash where it contacts your skin and typically is very itchy.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

I have poison oak, what to do?

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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis from poison ivy, oak or sumac usually requires steroids, either topical steroid cream or oral steroids if more severe or widespread. Often prescription strength medication is needed so call your doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I relieve my poison oak symptoms?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Steroids: High-potency steroid creams are helpful in mild cases, but a more severe rash will require oral steroids (prednisone). Over the counter medications are simply not powerful enough to control the intense rash from poison oak; see your physician for help.

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