A member asked:

I went camping two days ago. i have big red bumps on buttocks, back amd legs plus a couple on arms that are intensely itchy and burning.

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Sewa Legha answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

?Poison Ivy?: It is difficult to know what you have without examination. So, if you can handle it, go see your primary care doctor for examination and treatment. If you do not have health insurance, you can try treating at home but it may be difficult. Over the counter medicines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help to reduce itching. But they can make you sleepy, so avoid driving after benadryl (diphenhydramine) or use it at night only.

Answered 7/27/2016



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