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Can poison oak cause diarrhea?

Can poison oak cause diarrhea?

Unlikely: I would think it unlikely that exposure to poison oak would cause diarrhea. I suppose if you ingested it, there might be some inflammation of the GI tract, but skin exposure is unlikely to cause diarrhea. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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Can poison ivy cause blindness? If poison ivy comes into contact with the eyes, could it cause blindness? .

Can poison ivy cause blindness? If poison ivy comes into contact with the eyes, could it cause blindness?

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No: Although the rash and swelling that occurs with exposure to the eyes and lids can be pretty miserable until it clears. ...Read more

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Can poison ivy cause blindness? If poison ivy comes into contact with the eyes, could it cause blindness? .

Can poison ivy cause blindness? If poison ivy comes into contact with the eyes, could it cause blindness?

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Highly unlikely.: Doubtful that poison ivy would cause permanent blindness. Maybe very temporary if your eyes were directly involved. Poison ivy may cause severe reactions with swelling and itching. Most often these are time limited reactions by your immune system. Your symptoms should improve with time. ...Read more

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Prolonged poison ivy symptoms, what causes this?

Prolonged poison ivy symptoms, what causes this?

Posion ivy : Poison ivy symptoms normally begin 12-48 hours after contact with the plant oils and can last 2-3 weeks! Often the rash gets worse before it gets better. If the rash persists beyond 2-3 weeks or you develop oozing blisters, pus or fever see a Dr as the skin may have become infected requiring antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can poison ivy cause light patches on skin to develop?

Postinflammatory: Skin can often turn light colored in areas where someone had an allergic reaction like poison ivy. This is called "postinflammatory hypopigmentation". This is usually not scarring and will resolve. ...Read more

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Can reactions to poison ivy, oak, and sumac be prevented?

Can reactions to poison ivy, oak, and sumac be prevented?

Depends on stage: Treatment for contact to the poison ivy or poison oak plant depends on the stage of exposure. If the rash is present, a doctor can prescribe steroids and antihistamines. If the exposure is recent and pre-symptoms, washing with tecnu helps remove urushiol, the oil from the poison ivy and poison oak plants that cause the blisters, itching, and pain. See your doctor and don't rub your eyes! ...Read more

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Does poison ivy cause infertility?

No: I take the question to mean does a skin rash from poison ivy cause infertility, for that the answer is no. There would be a lot less of us on the planet if it were true. If your question has more to do with ingesting, drinking some sort of tea or other odd process, i can't say it has ever been studied. ...Read more

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Poison can cause angina? Is it possible that poison, in particular poisonous metals, can cause angina?

Poison can cause angina? Is it possible that poison, in particular poisonous metals, can cause angina?

Many : Many toxins can cause spasm of the coronary arteries resulting in angina, so it is possible. This is not a classic symptom of metal poisoning though. ...Read more

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Can hornet/insect bites cause temporary allergies? Can any docs explain?

Can hornet/insect bites cause temporary allergies? Can any docs explain?

Depends whatyou mean: Hornet/insect bites can cause itching, hives, localized swelling all the way up to systemic reactions (anaphylaxis). If you mean can they cause nose or eye symptoms this would be indicative of a more systemic reaction (wheezing, swelling etc.). Any suspected systemic reaction should be treated immediately with Epinephrine followed by calling 911. ...Read more

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Can inhaling bleach cause dizziness?

Can inhaling bleach cause dizziness?

Yes exposure to high: Exposure to high level of bleach such as 55 ppm(a concentration significantly higher than house hold bleech)can cause respiratory damage, and airway hyperactivity and that can cause dizziness and can be fatal some times. So wear a protective mask when working near high concentration of bleach. ...Read more

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Can chemicals cause fainting?

Can chemicals cause fainting?

Yes: Yes if the inhaled chemicals cause a sudden drop in BP or significant bronchospasm. ...Read more

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Can alcohol withdrawl cause rashes?

Can alcohol withdrawl cause rashes?

No: Alcohol withdrawal causes nervous system irritability and more dangerously seizures, never rashes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of poison oak or poison ivy?

Topica/oral steroids: Poison ivy and poison oak are types of allergic contact dermatitis, which usually will resolve spontaneously within 2 weeks. For milder cases, use of a topical corticosteroid is effective. More severe cases, especially when the disease affects that face, often require oral corticosteroids, such as prednisone. ...Read more

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Can triamcinolone acetonide be used for poison oak and poison ivy?

Yes: Any topical steroid cream can be used for any type of contact dermatitis. Poison oak and ivy, however, cause extremely potent reactions, that may not respond well to topical therapy, and need to be treated with steroids taken by mouth. If you're using the steroid cream twice daily and can tell that the rash is worsening or spreading, you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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What is the diffrence between poison ivy poison oak and poison sumac? Can you be allergic to one and not the other?

What is the diffrence between poison ivy poison oak and poison sumac?  Can you be allergic to one and not the other?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are members of the plant genus toxicodendron. Exposure (brushing on clothes and the skin) any of them causes a rash called allergic contact dermatitis. Poison oak is most common west of the rockies, poison ivy to the east, and poison sumac in the southeast. ...Read more

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Can sweating cause rash?

Can sweating cause rash?

Yes: Moist skin is more likely to promote bacteria, fungal infections, etc. If the rash is immediate it may be from what your body is excreting through the sweat glands--food or other sources included. ...Read more

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Can codein cause itching?

Can codein cause itching?

Yes, commonly: Codeine and other narcotics (morphine, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) etc.) commonly trigger itching. This class of drugs can cause direct histamine release from mast cells leading to itching and hives. ...Read more

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How are poison ivy or oak rashes different?

How are poison ivy or oak rashes different?

Similar: Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac can all cause allergic contact dermatitis. Since the rashes will all look the same, to determine which rhus plant it was, it will mean taking a walk and trying to identify the specific plant. Look but don't touch! ...Read more