A 32-year-old member asked:
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is there a way, without medication, to reduce the eye swelling from poison ivy?

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Dr. Brian Novick
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe first be sure: You are dealing with poison ivy. But if you are certain then cold compresses may help...But usually you also need anithistamine pills..The itching and swelling can get pretty annoying. See a dr if it isn't getting better.
Answered on Dec 14, 2014
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