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Doctor insights on: Can Sunblock Be Used For Poison Ivy

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Can sunblock be used for poison ivy?

Can sunblock be used for poison ivy?

No: There's nothing in it that will treat poison ivy. If you put it on before you go in the woods it may help keep some of the plant oil off you that triggers poison ivy but i doubt it will do much to protect you. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Can you put sunscreen on over poison ivy?

Can you put sunscreen on over poison ivy?

Yes: In fact you don't want the open areas to get burnt by the sun until they have totally healed. ...Read more

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Is clotrimazole and clobetasol cream the same and can it both be used for poison ivy?

Poison ivy: Clotrimazole is a medicine for fungal infections. Clobetasol is a steroid and will help the itching from the poison ivy. Use as directed. ...Read more

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What would happen if i smoked poison ivy?

What would happen if i smoked poison ivy?

Not a good idea: In sensitive persons, even the smoke from burning poison ivy can carry the plant oils and lead to allergic contact dermatitis of the skin. I hate to think what that could do to your lungs. Not a good idea to experiment with this. ...Read more

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Is poison ivy contagious?

No: Poison ivy lesions are not contagious. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned. This includes skin, clothes, shoes, gear etc. Touching urushiol can cause spread. ...Read more

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How can I prevent poison ivy?

How can I prevent poison ivy?

Be mindful: Avoidance. Know what poison ivy looks like and watch for it. Wear pants, socks, shoes, and a full sleeved shirt or jacket. ...Read more

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Is rhuli gel good for poison ivy?

No: Rhuli gel is rather a pain killer applied topically, poson ivy is a type of allergic inflammation that needs an anti-inflammatory cream or ointment. ...Read more