A 36-year-old female asked:
I had either poison ivy or poison oak on my hands now the skin is really rough and peeling what should i do?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 49 years experience
Emollient: If the skin does not have a wet rash, you may use a skin emollient like Vaseline.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Contact dermatitis : Keep the area clean, use moisturizes, and OTC hydrocortisone cream 1%, twice a day, if it doesn't improve in few days see your doctor/dermatologist, best wishes
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Last updated Jul 11, 2017
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