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Treatment for poison ivy on penis. Is steroid cream ok to use?

Treatment for poison ivy on penis. Is steroid cream ok to use?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy is an allergic contact dermatitis, caused by ivy and certain other plants, like sumac and mango. If you are allergic to these plants, even tiny bits of the sap will cause a terribly itchy rash that can last up to two weeks. The rash will occur where ever the sap touches your skin, including getting sap from your hands onto your penis, when you urinate. It can be treated with cortisone. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have rebound symptoms after steroid treatment (IM Kenalog shot) for severe reaction to poison ivy & after initial rash has cleared?

Is it possible to have rebound symptoms after steroid treatment (IM Kenalog shot) for severe reaction to poison ivy & after initial rash has cleared?

Unclear as: To what you mean by "rebound" Can you get the rash back after initial improvement....DEFINITELY In fact many Physicians write for or administer TWO courses of treatment ROUTINELY

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I've gotten poison ivy for just about a month now and got the steroid shots and prescription cream. Could there be a easier way of treatment?

I've gotten poison ivy for just about a month now and got the steroid shots and prescription cream. Could there be a easier way of treatment?

Unfortunately no: Other than avoidance, the medications that you have taken provide the best and quickest form of relief. When possible try to cover up as much as possible when you are in areas where poison ivy may be prevalent. However, that can be quite uncomfortable in the summer months. ...Read more

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I think I have poison ivy on my penis, what's the best treatment for it?

I think I have poison ivy on my penis, what's the best treatment for it?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Swelling in groin from poison ivy what is the best course of action without harsh creams or steroids?

Swelling in groin from poison ivy what is the best course of action without harsh creams or steroids?

Groin?: Anywhere else? Are you sure it is due to "poison ivy"? Exactly what are the "harsh creams" or "steroids" that you fear? If you are in distress, see a Dr, preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I used Triamcinolone Acetonide cream to treat poison ivy. Now I have a rash on my arms, stomach and thighs. Can this be from the steroid cream?

I used Triamcinolone Acetonide cream to treat poison ivy. Now I have a rash on my arms, stomach and thighs. Can this be from the steroid cream?

Contamination: Although allergy to steroid is possible, it is very rare. Your continuing problem is likely from contact with articles which have been contaminated by the resin of poison ivy. Be sure to wash out everything during that outing with laundry detergent (shoes, tools, car seat etc) else it will be acting like Freddie in Friday the 13 for you. ...Read more

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I have Poison ivy on the tip of my penis and I don't know What to do. What Can I use to cure it?

I have Poison ivy on the tip of my penis and I don't know What to do. What Can I use to cure it?

Loving care: You can try calamine lotion to keep it dry, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter for any itching. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think I have poison ivy on my penis, what's the best cure?

Pants near plants: Poison ivy itches for several days, regardless of therapy. Try to keep the affected area clean, dry, and consider some topical Hydrocortisone cream. And eliminate your exposure with pants! ...Read more

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Will insurance cover treatment for poison ivy? Does insurance cover treatment for poison ivy symptoms? .

Will insurance cover treatment for poison ivy? Does insurance cover treatment for poison ivy symptoms? .

Depends: With so many health insurance plans, it will really depend on a person's individual health plan coverage. In general, there is no reason evaluation and treatment for poison ivy should not be covered. It is an allergic contact dermatitis and sometimes requires prescription medication treatment. ...Read more

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Poison ivy on penis, when can we have sex?

Poison ivy on penis, when can we have sex?

Until it heals: Poison ivy is not transmitted from person to person unless the resin from the ivy is still present on the skin. You can have sex any time you can handle it. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for poison ivy or oak?

What's the best treatment for poison ivy or oak?

Many: There are several things that can help. Probably the most common things are otc, like calamine lotion and topical steroids. Sometimes patients need prescription topical steroids and others require systemic steroids. It really depends on each patient and the severity of the reaction. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for poison ivy on eyelids?

1% steroid cream: Be sure of the diagnosis. I have seen multiple cases of herpes zoster (shingles) fool the patient. Steroid cream use is best monitored by your eyecare doc. Also, keep area clean. ...Read more

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I've been taking prednisone for 5 days out of a 12 day treatment for poison ivy. Could this cause a blood clot?

I've been taking prednisone for 5 days out of a 12 day treatment for poison ivy. Could this cause a blood clot?

Prednisone: Prednisone is routinely given for many inflammatory conditions. Usual duration for most acute conditions is 1-2 weeks. While Prednisone used long term (months-years) may cause many undesired side effects, there is a very low likelihood of getting a blood clot in the time span you are using it for unless you have underlying pathology or significant risk factors predisposing to blood clots. ...Read more

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Best treatment for poison ivy?

Best treatment for poison ivy?

Steroids (cortisone): Poison ivy or poison oak rashes are allergic reactions caused by contact with the plants. The plant sap can be on clothes, bedding, car seats, etc..., so thorough cleaning is needed. Treatment is with steroid creams in mild cases but oral steroids in moderate or severe cases. Oral antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help decrease itching. A doctor can prescribe steroids if needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for poison ivy rash?

Poison Ivy: If the rash is widespread or results in a large number of blisters, your doctor may prescribe an oral corticosteroid, such as prednisone, for poison ivy treatment. If a bacterial infection has developed at the rash site, your doctor will likely give you a prescription for an oral antibiotic. Prescription topical steroids are also helpful. ...Read more

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How long would poison ivy last if you start taking steroids?

How long would poison ivy last if you start taking steroids?

Poison ivy rashes: Those are contact dermatitis rashes due to contact with the oil (urushiol) found in all parts of the plant. The more oil you come to contact with the more symptoms you get ranging from simple skin redness to blistering lesions. If untreated, it lasts anywhere from 10 days to 3 weeks. It would last longer if your skin is more severe e.g. Blister forming. Oral or topical steroid hasten the healing. ...Read more

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Which treatment is the fastest/most efficient for curing rashes due to poison ivy?

Steroid cream: For mild cases of poison ivy over small areas, an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec for itching is usually sufficient. For more severe episodes of poison ivy it may be necessary to get a prescription for a stronger steroid cream or for prednisone. Avoidance is key. Learn what poison ivy looks like. ...Read more

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My husband has poison ivy on his penis. Can we still have sex?

If there is any: Urushiol on his penis - it should be cleaned off first. If he has broken, painful skin - it would be better to wait until he has healed more. ...Read more

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Poison ivy on my penis it is it itch as much but my penis head is sore what can I do? I start school in two days help!

Poison ivy on my penis it is it itch as much but my penis head is sore what can I do? I start school in two days help!

You can try: hydrocortisone cream 1%. You can get this over the counter, and benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching. If this doesn't work, you may need an oral steroid, so see your doctor to get it prescribed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My husband got poison ivy 2 few weeks ago. Rash started on legs. After taking steroids keeps spreading all over body... Is this normal?

Contaminant: There is likely still resin present on some of the clothing or articles (shoes, car mat etc) in the house thus keeps on causing the problem. Be sure to clean up everything your husband had contact with on the day he got the poison ivy. Dishwashing or laundry soap works well. (wear gloves and discard after use). ...Read more

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Is post-inflammatory hypopigmentation common after poison ivy rash? Permanent? If not, how long to go away? Any cosmetic treatment options?

Is post-inflammatory hypopigmentation common after poison ivy rash? Permanent? If not, how long to go away? Any cosmetic treatment options?

Possible: Especially if you had scratched the area heavily. I would give it at least 3 months to see if the pigment would return before doing anything about it since the chances for repigmentation is quite good. ...Read more

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Please help, how much longer will my poison ivy last on steroids?

2-3 weeks: Untreated poison ivy resolves in about two to three weeks. Treated with a high enough dose of steroids for long enough, there should be significant improvement within 48 hours and almost full resolution in 10 days. ...Read more