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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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Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak (Checklist)

Use an anti-itch spray or lotion with pramoxine, if approved by doctor
5 Min, 2x day for 7 Days
Use a hydrocortisone spray or lotion, if approved by the doctor
5 Min, 2x day for 7 Days
Clean the clothes, car, and furniture that may have oak/ivy sap on it
Once
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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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Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak (Checklist)

Rinse the skin with lukewarm, soapy water
Once
Wash any clothing that came in contact with plants
Once
Don't scratch
Once
Leave the blisters alone
Once
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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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Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak (Checklist)

Wash with hot water and soap within an hour of possible exposure
once
Apply topical Benadryl or Calamine
every 4-6 hours
Start OTC hydrocortisone at first sign
every 4-6 hours
Wear cool, loose clothing
once

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