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A 39-year-old female asked:

Itchy rash recurring yearly from a horrible poison ivy patch 2 decades ago. this time with severe facial swelling. 2 wks in new spots daily?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
See a dermatologist: Are you SURE of the diagnosis? If it is from ivy, it is an allergic reaction which can appear only on areas of skin exposed to the sap from the plant. Why have you not destroyed the ivy? Why are you exposed? You can get relief with clobetasol gel. Get a 60G prescription. If widespread, especially on face, I use prednisone: a 50mg tablet every other day for 3 or 4 doses. Learn how to recognize pois
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