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can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of poison ivy without medicine?

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Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 35 years experience
Poison ivy: Cool compresses/ice pack can help with itch . Make sure to wash all possible sources of reexposure.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of poison ivy?

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Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 35 years experience
Antihistamines : Antihistamines will help the itch dont forget to wash all clothing you could have had on withing several days of potential exposure.
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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 57 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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