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A 41-year-old member asked:

What can you do to reduce poison ivy swelling ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlos Moe
23 years experience
See below: You can use a mixture of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel and Hydrocortisone cream apply to the area of the rash to reduce swelling.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Many remedies: Many remedies can help. One of the best is jewel weed lotion. Homeopathic rhus tox12x or 12c, 2 pellets under tongue 3x/day often helps- for other choices see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/026516_poison_ivy_remedies.Html these are available at health food stores. Also try vit c 1000 mg 4x/day or more and good old benadryl (diphenhydramine). For more ideas see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/poison_ivy.Html.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What can I do to treat the swelling from poison ivy?

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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.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the most effective way to relieve swelling from poison ivy?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Prednisone: Nothing beats systemic corticosteroids for poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac. Or any contact dermatitis for that matter.
Last updated Aug 1, 2016


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