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Does poison ivy cause infertility?

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

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...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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Are my bumps caused by big bites or poison ivy?

Are my bumps caused by big bites or poison ivy?

Sorry, this one: Needs to be visualized to better identify what is going on. History of exposure is also important. ...Read more

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What causes the itchiness when you touch poison ivy?

What causes the itchiness when you touch poison ivy?

Contact Dermatitis: Contact allergens include agents like metals, topical antibiotics, and plants like poison ivy. Poison ivy rash is caused by an allergic reaction to an oily resin called urushiol. This oil is in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Allergic reaction leads to release of chemical like histamine in the skin which causes the itchy sensation. ...Read more

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Can poison ivy cause light patches on skin to develop?

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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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes the itchiness you get when you touch poison ivy?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes the itchiness you get when you touch poison ivy?

Poison ivy: The itchiness is from inflammation of the skin or contact dermatitis at the area of exposure to the oily resin called urushiol. It's the oily substance from the leaves or stems. ...Read more

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Can poison ivy or the like cause a fever in a 3 year old?

Can poison ivy or the like cause a fever in a 3 year old?

Probably Not: Poison ivy is a contact dermatitis that will cause a local rash in the area of contact. Contact derm does not cause fever. ...Read more

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Can rash be caused by Cialis poison ivy like rash? After first time one time exposure?

Can rash be caused by Cialis poison ivy like rash? After first time one time exposure?

Possibly: It is unusual to have a rash from taking just one medication for the first time since allergic reaction requires prior sensitization from a previous exposure. On the other hand, I just heard a presentation last week in a meeting that certain drugs can cause immune response in some individuals with certain genetic background (hla markers) with the first exposure. However Cialis was not studied. ...Read more

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I have poison I've on my arm and shoulder plex and I also have a real sharp pain in my arm is that caused by poison ivy I went to my friends house and went throught bushes and stuff and I have poison ivy on my arm and shoulder plex and I have a sharp pain

Not ivy: Poison ivy usually causes intense itching, if your rash is restricted to one side of the body and is painful, it may be from shingles which one out of 3 people over age 60 will end up when not previously vaccinated with zostavax. If this is within the first 48-72 hours, your doctor may prescribe an anti-viral drug to hasten the recovery. ...Read more

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My face is swollen and I've had poison ivy for about a month could my face be that way cause I've had 6 steroid shots?

My face is swollen and I've had poison ivy for about a month could my face be that way cause I've had 6 steroid shots?

Repeated contact: If this is indeed from poison ivy, then it is from repeated exposure. Have you washed off all items which might have been exposed to poison ivy over a month ago? Car seats, floor mats, shoes, tools, clothing, walking stick, hat etc. The resin of poison oak remains allergenic for at least a year and dish detergent is the answer. ...Read more

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

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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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? .

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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What could body numbness, passing out, head hurting, shaking, hard of hearing and very emotional be caused by? It started after meds for poison ivy

What could body numbness, passing out, head hurting, shaking, hard of hearing and very emotional be caused by? It started after meds for poison ivy

Med side effects: Steroid pills are often prescribed for allergic reactions such as poison ivy, since they can quiet the itching and the rash fairly effectively. Some people, however, have very intrusive side effects from such pills, as if they have too much adrenaline in their body. Such people are better off avoiding oral steroids, since poison ivy symptoms can be managed with other options. ...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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Could 2 consecutive doses of prednisone (for poison ivy - got it twice) and having a fever from flu cause sperm count to be lower?

Could 2 consecutive doses of prednisone (for poison ivy - got it twice) and having a fever from flu cause sperm count to be lower?

Not so simple: Maybe fever or prednisone will reduce sperm count a little. But prednisone is also used to enhance fertility in case of anti-sperm antibodies. For treatment of ivy allergy, topical therapy with potent creams is preferred. If oral prednisone is needed, 2 or 3 doses, never 2 days in a row, entire dose in AM, is most effective. ...Read more

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How do I cure poison ivy

How do I cure poison ivy

Wash skin soon after: The plant oils contain urushiol. There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated. ...Read more

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How to dry out poison ivy?

Poison ivy: Calamine lotion will help with the itch and help to dry the rash. Prescription corticosteroid cream or pills may be needed for more widespread poison ivy. ...Read more

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What can I do for poison ivy?

Avoidance is best: The best treatment for poison ivy is to avoid it all together...Once the rash develops, I would recommend antihistamines to control the itch. Also, if severe, you should see your doctor for a prescription of topical steroids. ...Read more

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How can you treat poison ivy?

Poison ivy: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Sometimes oral steroid are needed. ...Read more

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What can be done for poison ivy?

Poison Ivy: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have poison ivy?

You won't: If you have itchy rash after being coming in contact with poison ivy/ oak.........Pmd will help. ...Read more

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How to stop the spread of poison ivy?

Make sure all the: Urushiol is cleaned off of skin, gear, clothes, boots, etc. ...Read more