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what is the best treatment for poison ivy cut a tree down with poison ivy on it but now i have a itch and rash.?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Options: Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
If the eruption is sufficiently severe, in addition to what Dr. Fowler has indicated, there are some doctors who, under appropriate circumstances will us a Medrol dose pack. This is often reserved for people who cannot use their hands b/o swelling, eyes are closed, or it has been inhaled and affected breathing.
Mar 1, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Good point Dr. Raff. I agree.
Mar 1, 2013

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