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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. HENRY LEGERE
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Toxicodendron Dermatitis (Definition)

Toxicodendron dermatitis is an allergic rash caused by contact with an oil that is found in several plants, including poison ...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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I have this rash on both of forearms and i've used poison ivy products to heal it but I still can't figure out what it can possibly be.?

I have this rash on both of forearms and i've used poison ivy products to heal it but I still can't figure out what it can possibly be.?

See your doctor: Symmetrical rashes on exposed surfaces such as forearms are often due to a contact dermatitis such as poison ivy. Once present, the rash can last a week or more before improving. If the rash is not resolving with over the counter treatments, i would suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Could the steroids that are used to get rid of poison ivy still give you the physical effect of ones athletes use?

No: Short term use of oral steroids(like a Medrol dose pak or equivalent)for a week or two for tx. Of poison ivy or similar condition will not affect your body habitus.If you have further concerns contact your pcp. ...Read more

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If I have poison ivy on my lip, what should be used to get rid of it?

If I have poison ivy on my lip, what should be used to get rid of it?

Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone cream usually controls it provided there is no further exposure. Be sure to clean out everything which might have possibly been in contact with poison ivy with laundry or dish detergent. Otherwise it will keep on coming back. The lip is an unusual place for poison ivy (unless the lipstick has been contaminated) and thus one needs to question the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can be used to get rid of a poison ivy rash?

Steroids : You should see your dermatologist for treatment. Your dermatologist can give you the correct steroids. ...Read more

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Can this be used for poison oak and poison ivy in the vulva area?

Can this be used for poison oak and poison ivy in the vulva area?

Mild Cortisone: Use a mild cortisone over the counter cream for the vulva area. This skin is thinner here than other areas,so you just don't want to use a stronger prescription steroid in this sensitive area as it may thin the skin. You can try an over the counter antihistamine like zyrtec daily to help control itchiness. If this doesn't clear up within the week, you may need a visit with your physician. ...Read more