A 42-year-old member asked:
What can be done for poison ivy?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Aviodance: First avoid if possible. Wash with soapy water, then keep clean and dry. If a rash erupts, see your doctor.
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What should I do for poison ivy?
7 doctor answers • 16 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Avoid: Poison ivy is a common form of allergic contact dermatitis to the oleoresin of rhus plants. Depending on location and severity of symptoms, mild to potent steroid ointments are usually sufficient. If symptoms are widespread or severe, Prednisone may be needed and tapered over 2-3 weeks. Oatmeal baths and zyrtec (cetirizine) may help. Ultimately best thing is to recognize these plants and avoid them.
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Last updated Jan 21, 2019
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