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Hello i have a severe case of poison ivy and have been trying to get rid of it, what is the best way?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
See doctor: If the problem is a mild one, time will heal it. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a cortisone injection for you. In the meanwhile, try apply some otc Hydrocortisone cream 3 to 4 times daily. In the meanwhile, wash and clean every potential object which might have been in contact with its resin with a laundry soap.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What exactly is the fastest way to get rid of poison ivy?

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Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Poison ivy: If it is severe you doctor can prescribe Prednisone by mouth in addition to oral antihistamine.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is the fastest way of getting rid of poison ivy ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Poison ivy: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated.
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