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What home-made remedies for poison ivy actually work?

What home-made remedies for poison ivy actually work?

None: The only effective therapy for poison ivy is to use steroids - either topically, with creams, or systemically, with tablets. Home remedies might make the itching feel a little better for a while, but won't affect the underlying allergic inflammation that is causing the rash and the itching. ...Read more

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Poison oak, any suggestions--baking soda paste?

Poison oak, any suggestions--baking soda paste?

Many treatments: Poison ivy, oak and sumac rashes are an allergic response to oils produced by these plants. If you suspect you have been exposed wash your skin well to remove the oil. If you discover the itchy red rash instead, you will need to treat the symptoms. Anti-tich measures : baking soda, diphendyramine, and avoid overheating. Hydrocoritsone cream and domeboro soaks help too. See your doctor if severe. ...Read more

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Cures for poison ivy and oak?

See below: mild cases can probably be treated with a steroid cream. severe cases usually require oral steroids. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any remedies for poison ivy, oak, sumac?

Can you suggest any remedies for poison ivy, oak, sumac?

How bad is it?: If it is not severe calamine lotion may help. You can also buy an over the counter antihistamine to help with the itching. Make sure you wash any clothing or shoes that you were wearing when you got the poison ivy since they may still transmit it to you. If you are very uncomfortable i would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Homeremedies or medicines used for food posioning?

Homeremedies or medicines used for food posioning?

Food poisoning ?: U need to see u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for poisen ivy or oak?

What are some home remedies for poisen ivy or oak?

Posion IVY: Early on, chlorox water can help just as the vesicles start. Homeopathic rhus tox or a few others are said to help but I have no personal experience. Otherwise otc caledryl and simlar products can make you feel better. ...Read more

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Are there medicinal uses for poison ivy or poison oak?

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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Are there any home remedies for food poisoning?

Are there any home remedies for food poisoning?

Tips: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Home remedies for the poison ivy?

Home remedies for the poison ivy?

Wash with brown soap: This must be done right after exposure, or you can use alcohol to wash the affected area immediately. After the rash appears, this could hurt. Use oatmeal compress or bath for itching. You might need to use benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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What's good to cure rash from poison ivy and poison oak?

What's good to cure rash from poison ivy and poison oak?

Poison Ivy: The best therapy is a prolonged dose of oral steroids, typically 10 or more days. Tapering steroid packs such as a 10 or 13 day "dexpak" is most effective. Shorter durations of steroids will often result in return of the rash. ...Read more

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What home foods could cause food poisoning?

What home foods could cause food poisoning?

Any: Any food if infected can cause food poisoning. If by home food you mean foods that you prepare and store or can yourself there's even greater possibility of this if you aren't using a preservative. Meats and dairy products are more often the culprit but starches, fruits and veges can also harbor pathogenic bacteria. ...Read more

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Can seafood gumbo give you food poisoning?

Can seafood gumbo give you food poisoning?

Potentially: Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish. Inadequately cooked seafood may be contaminated. ...Read more

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Help! I have poisen oak or poisen ivy and no medicines at home?

Help! I have poisen oak or poisen ivy and no medicines at home?

Oatmeal, tea, salt: A paste of baking soda can be applied to the areas, or warm oatmeal, or salt water compresses, or tea compresses. Lemon juice is mentioned by some but sounds a bit strong to me, if there are breaks in the skin -- acid that strong can burn. You can put oatmeal or salt in the tub and bathe in it if the rash is extensive. These help until you can see a doctor. It will last 3 weeks, so get help. ...Read more

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What are some other cures for posion ivy or posion oak besides calamine lotion?

What are some other cures for posion ivy or posion oak besides calamine lotion?

Not cures: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. As long as you have urushiol on you, it can be spread to other areas. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. ...Read more

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Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Not likely: It's more likely to prevent it, as microwaves can heat up food to a point such that harmful bacteria or their toxins are inactivated/killed. There is a rare chance if you are using non-microwave safe dishes, that microwaving could lead to toxic substances leaching into your food which could cause gastrointestinal upset/food poisoning. ...Read more

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Are blowfish poisonous to eat?

Are blowfish poisonous to eat?

Tetrodotoxin: Tetrodotoxin is found in certain parts of a blowfish and is a exceptionally lethal poison. ...Read more

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Are the health food store bee pollen meds just a gimmick for treating allergies?

Are the health food store bee pollen meds just a gimmick for treating allergies?

Yes: The pollens that cause allergies are very small, and carried by the wind. Flowers need bees to cross-pollinate, because the pollen is too big and heavy to be carried by the wind. Since they're not airborne, people can't inhale them and react to them. Thus, the pollens found in bee pollen are not the pollens that cause your allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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