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I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection?

I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection?

Possible: Looking at the rash in the picture without actually seeing the patient will suspected a viral lesion condyloma contagiosum. This can occur in patients with weakened immune system if you took Prednisone. It will spread by scratching it. It will usually resolve after a long time without treatment. Use anti itch meds may help. A visit to a Dermatologist may clarify diagnosis and help in management ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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What is the best way to stop the itching from poison ivy or poison oak? What's the best cream?

What is the best way to stop the itching from poison ivy or poison oak? What's the best cream?

Poison ivy: To stop the itch from poison ivy/oak, cold compresses to the rash plus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or hydroxyzine. A high-potency steroid cream usually helps. Oftentimes, oral steroids are needed to control the itch and inflammation, courtesy of your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I take celexa 40mg on regular. I was prescribed hydroxyzine hcl 25mg for itching due to bad case of poison oak. I am having sudden squeezing pain thro?

I take celexa 40mg on regular. I was prescribed hydroxyzine hcl 25mg for itching due to bad case of poison oak. I am having sudden squeezing pain thro?

Question: Your question is incomplete. Where is your pain, how long has it been present, what is the character of the pain. What makes it better or worse? Please resubmit your question. ...Read more

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Can lidocaine help release the itch of poison oak?

May be: Not the mainstay for treatment of poison ivy rash, steroids are better, if need be use the lowest effective dose topically for the shortest effective duration, you can suffer rebound itching with prolonged use, it's a prescription medication ...Read more

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Does poison oak itch more when it's healing?

Does poison oak itch more when it's healing?

Itch during healing: The amount of itch during healing is variable. Also the location may cause worse itching, especially in flexor areas such as knees, ankles or wrists ...Read more

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Poison oak rash is gone but itch is still there what can I do?

Poison oak rash is gone but itch is still there what can I do?

OTC products: Over the counter products such as calamine lotion or oral antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra are helpful. For prevention ivyblock prior to yardwork or hiking is helpful. Washing within one hour of exposure with tecnu or zanfel soap can minimize reactions. Wear long sleeves when doing yardwork or have someone else do it for you. Wash clothes right away and pets can carry the oil on them. ...Read more

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How can you tell the rash of poison ivy or poison oak? Are they contagious and how does it last? And how long does it itch?

How can you tell the rash of poison ivy or poison oak? Are they contagious and how does it last? And how long does it itch?

Continuing exposure.: The resin from the poison ivy/oak can continue to cause you problem. Be sure to wash off anything which has touched the poison ivy with a laundry detergent to rid of the resin. Don not overlook the gloves, boots, or even your car's floor mat. ...Read more

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How do I heal poison oak?

How do I heal poison oak?

Topical medicine: If it is not severe one can use over the counter hydrocortisone cream 1% as directed on the medicine. If it is severe you need to see a primary care physician or an allergist ...Read more

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How long does poison oak take to last?

How long does poison oak take to last?

2-4 weeks: The longer you wait to treat effectively with corticosteroids, the longer it lasts. ...Read more

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Can poison oak be spread from person to person by touching each other?

Can poison oak be spread from person to person by touching each other?

Yes and no: The triggering factor for poison oak, Ivy & sumac is an oily chemical that adheres to your skin or objects after contact. It has been known to cause rashes in people moving camping equipment months after storage. As long as you wash off the chemical with a good soap, it cannot be spread to other skin sites or people. The blisters contain sterile body serum & don't spread the rash. ...Read more

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I have poison oak, what to do?

I have poison oak, what to do?

Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis from poison ivy, oak or sumac usually requires steroids, either topical steroid cream or oral steroids if more severe or widespread. Often prescription strength medication is needed so call your doctor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of poison oak?

What are symptoms of poison oak?

Rash & Itch: Poison oak causes a rash where it contacts your skin and typically is very itchy. ...Read more

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How can I treat poison oak?

Poison oak treatment: Generally the treatment of topical. Cleaning the scan and using antimicrobial soap such as die was important to prevent infection. I would start with an over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone ointment applied twice daily. If symptoms do not improve within 3 to 4 days are worse than I would seek medical help. ...Read more

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What does poison oak look like?

What does poison oak look like?

Red bumps or lines->: Which may ooze some clear or slightly yellow fluid. I t probably looks the same as 'poison ivy'...Usually it occurs within a couple of days of being in the woods, garden etc. Ie., after touching it. See: http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/tc/poison-ivy-oak-or-sumac-topic-overview and http://www. Riversideonline. Com/source/images/image_popup/ans7_poison_ivy. Jpg. ...Read more

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Does exercise exacerbate poison oak?

Does exercise exacerbate poison oak?

Sweat: Sweat and heat could lead to further exposure and exacerbation and inflammation symptoms. ...Read more

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Can u get poison oak from soneone else?

Unlikely: Only way is if the oil is on skin or clothing and you touch the oil. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my poison oak symptoms?

How can I relieve my poison oak symptoms?

Steroids: High-potency steroid creams are helpful in mild cases, but a more severe rash will require oral steroids (prednisone). Over the counter medications are simply not powerful enough to control the intense rash from poison oak; see your physician for help. ...Read more

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How long does it take for poison oak to get better?

Duration: Poison oak symptoms can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks to resolve without treatment. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's bad to take a hot shower if you have poison oak?

Wondering if it's bad to take a hot shower if you have poison oak?

Maybe/maybe not: I can see hot water causing an initial increase in blood flow at your skin surface & intensifying any discomfort/reaction to the rheus antigen. The shower itself is a good idea, since lathering up well with soap should remove the rash triggering chemicals. I would use warm water instead. ...Read more

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Can someone else get poison oak from being around someone that has it?

Can someone else get poison oak from being around someone that has it?

No: The only way to get poison oak or poison ivy from someone is for them to touch you after they just touched the plant. The plant has a clear resin that you cannot see and the resin is what causes the allergic reaction. If you touch someone's rash that is oozing you may get hepatitis or other blood borne disease if they have those illnesses to begin with. The ooze is a bodily fluid. ...Read more

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If my dogs are in contact with poison oak, can I get it by petting them?

Yes: The oils form the plant which produce the rash and symptoms can be on the dog's hair and skin and can definitely be transferred to your skin by petting or smuggling with the pet. If they have been in poison anything, a bath is needed! ...Read more

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Using the cream already but is there other things I can do to make poison oak go away faster?

Using the cream already but is there other things I can do to make poison oak go away faster?

Corticosteroids: Cortiocsteroid creams are effective if the rash has not reached the blistering stage (see photo). At that point the only effective treatment is corticosteroids either orally (prednisone) or by injection. ...Read more

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I have poison oak and am looking for quick relief because I'm traveling. Something natural would be preferable. Thanks!

Cortisone 1%: You can buy a 1% over the counter cortisone cream for this. Also if you want some real "itch relief" pick up some zyrtec (cetirizine) 10 mg tablets. One tab every 24 hours over the next several days will give 24 hour itch relief. Be sure and wash your hands and clean out under your nails to minimize the oak toxin. It's easy to " inoculate" other areas of your body with the scratching! ...Read more

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Is there any differences between poison oak and ivy?

Different yet same: The plants are different. Poison oak grows like a bush or a small shrub and poison ivy grows as a vine along the ground or up tree trunks. The reactions that people develop to these are the same. The sap of any of the plants in the rhus genus (poison ivy, oak and sumac are common but also mango, cashew and pistacchio) may cause a rash that can itch and blister 12-48 hours after contact. ...Read more

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Are there medicinal uses for poison ivy or poison oak?

Sort of.: An ointment of equal parts poison ivy vine, prickly ash bark, and alfalfa seeds is supposed to be good for arthritis. I donĂ­t know if it works, and I suggest you don't try to find out; there are many safer alternatives. Poison ivy is also used in homeopathic treatments, which are supposed to stimulate the body's defenses. Of course, there are conflicting claims about whether homeopathy works. ...Read more

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How to treat poison oak rash?

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i hope that they help. ...Read more