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How do I get rid poison oak from my body quickly?

How do I get rid poison oak from my body quickly?

Poison oak: Corticosteroid skin creams or ointments may reduce inflammation. Carefully follow the instructions when using these creams. Overuse, even of low-strength over-the-counter products, may cause a skin condition. In severe cases, a steroid dose pack is helpful along with a cortisone shot. ...Read more

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How to get rid of poison oak fast before it spread all over my body?

How to get rid of poison oak fast before it spread all over my body?

Poison Ivy: Without proper treatment of topical and oral cortisone the rash of poison ivy can last for weeks. See your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do to get rid of poison oak, and do cold showers really help poison oak? I got poison oak while bucking hay a few days ago.

What is the best thing to do to get rid of poison oak, and do cold showers really help poison oak? I got poison oak while bucking hay a few days ago.

Depends on severity: Allergic contact dermatitis from "rhus" includes poison ivy, poison oak, etc. The acute treatment if severe may require oral steroids. If the skin rash is rather limited, topical steroids ointments may help. A thorough laundering and cleaning of clothes and anything else that may have come into contact is necessary. A cool shower may feel better, but removal of the plant resin is best. ...Read more

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What method is there to get rid of poison oak?

Tincture of time: Once the blistering and other skin changes have occurred with this exposure you are left with a wound that will heal over time. Topical steroid creams or ointments can calm down skin inflammation as will injected steroids that will also help reduce itching. ...Read more

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What to do if i need to get rid of poison oak/ivy in the next 2 weeks. Any remedies or suggestions?

What to do if i need to get rid of poison oak/ivy in the next 2 weeks. Any remedies or suggestions?

Some ideas: 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. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of poison oak or poison ivy?

How can I get rid of poison oak or poison ivy?

Topica/oral steroids: Poison ivy and poison oak are types of allergic contact dermatitis, which usually will resolve spontaneously within 2 weeks. For milder cases, use of a topical corticosteroid is effective. More severe cases, especially when the disease affects that face, often require oral corticosteroids, such as prednisone. ...Read more

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Posin ivy or poison oak-- how do you get rid of it?

Posin ivy or poison oak-- how do you get rid of it?

Tincture of time: These are contact dermatitises that last 10-14 days unless there is chronic exposure. Oral steroids can shorten the course, but have significant side effects. ...Read more

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I have poison oak and need to get rid of it fast without seeing a doctor how can this be done?

No quick fix: Poison ivy is a chemical contact dermatitis that lasts 10-14 days. Oral steroids can lessen the eruption and partially shorten the course, but they require a prescription. Otc and homeopathic treatments are at best minimally effective. Sorry. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the best treatment for poison oak?

Steroids: Poison ivy and poison oak are best treated with steroids. Mild localized cases may respond to over the counter steroid creams but more severe cases may need a trip to the doctor for prescription steroid creams or even oral steroids. Antihistamines can help the itch. ...Read more

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