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Doctor insights on: How Do You Treat Poison Ivy On Your Hand

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Can you get poison ivy on your hand?

Can you get poison ivy on your hand?

Yes: You can get poison ivy anywhere your skin comes in contact with the plant oils. However, it is more common to get it on areas of thinner skin, such as the back of your hand vs the palm. Because we use our hands & wash them more often, the oils often don't come in contact or absorb as much on the hands vs other body parts. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat cooked food that may have been prepared by hands that were exposed to poison ivy? Thanks

Is it safe to eat cooked food that may have been prepared by hands that were exposed to poison ivy? Thanks

Cooked is ok: As long as the food is cooked, the protein from the poison ivy (urushiol) should be degraded and not cause any problems. Regardless, you would want to wash your hands when preparing a meal for basic hygiene. ...Read more

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Why aren't my child's hands being affected by poison oak or poison ivy?

Why aren't my child's hands being affected by poison oak or poison ivy?

Split question??: Your question can be interpreted several ways and other answers cover the basics. We often see the palm side of the hand or fingers not break out when the rest of the body or back of the hand will. Some suggest the thickened skin of the palm (or soles of the feet) is resistant to the chemical that triggers the rash. That has been my personal experience with pi. ...Read more

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I have poison ivy on hands for about a week it's blisters. What is a good remedy?

You are near the: End so just keep the area clean to prevent secondary infection. If in the future you are exposed to poison ivy wash the area with isoparafins, lanolin and glycerin all components of goop hand cleaner within one hour to prevent severe reaction. Keep away from mouth and eyes. ...Read more

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Alex has areas on the top of his hands that started warm and red. The second day they had small blisters resembling poison ivy but they do not itch.?

Alex has areas on the top of his hands that started warm and red. The second day they had small blisters resembling poison ivy but they do not itch.?

Contact Dermatitis?: It sounds like he may have come in contact with something that he has an allergy to. If the area continues to worsen, see a doc or open a video consult so it can be evaluated in case it's something else. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had either poison ivy or poison oak on my hands now the skin is really rough and peeling what should I do?

I had either poison ivy or poison oak on my hands now the skin is really rough and peeling what should I do?

Contact dermatitis: Keep the area clean, use moisturizes, and OTC hydrocortisone cream 1%, twice a day, if it doesn't improve in few days see your doctor/dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more

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Best OTC for severe poison ivy around face neck ears and hands? Can it be dangerous and what to watch for if so?

Best OTC for severe poison ivy around face neck ears and hands? Can it be dangerous and what to watch for if so?

See your physician: Based on your description, this is far more severe than what otc Hydrocortisone can handle. Severe rash and breakdown of the skin can lead to an infection of the skin, that can be disfiguring or fatal. Health care can be expensive, but lack of health care leads to complications that are even more expensive to treat once you have no choice but to go in. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My fiancé works with his hands & got poison ivy the blisters are really tight and hurt. He hasn't put anything on them med. Wise and just keepin clean?

My fiancé works with his hands & got poison ivy the blisters are really tight and hurt. He hasn't put anything on them med. Wise and just keepin clean?

See checklist: On poison ivy/oak. If he has blisters that are tight they may need to be broken cleanly and then covered cleanly. Calamine lotion will help to dry everything up. He may need to take an antihistamine or even a steroid if the swelling is quite severe. He should not be working with these hands until they are better and dried. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat with your hands when you have poison ivy and you have a soar in your mouth?

Yes: The blisters from poison ivy do not transfer the allergic reaction. The oil from the plant does. As long as you have washed your hands with a good soap to remove the plant oil you should not transfer the rash to other parts of your body. ...Read more

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I have had poison ivy, all lesions healed and gone, then a itching and flaming red skin started on hands and feet, legs, butt, not external.

I have had poison ivy, all lesions healed and gone, then a itching and flaming red skin started on hands and feet, legs, butt, not external.

Different cause: You're itching at this point is probably not related to the poison ivy.You should see a medical doctor since there can be internal causes of pruritus better known as itching. ...Read more

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I have poison ivy and I am worried that when I bit my hang nail off earlier that I spread the poison ivy internally. Is that possible?

I have poison ivy and I am worried that when I bit my hang nail off earlier that I spread the poison ivy internally. Is that possible?

No: Poison ivy rash per se does not spread although many people keep on getting the rash due to failure to wash off the resin from contaminated articles leading to repeated contacts. It does not get into the bloodstream. ...Read more

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I have poison ivy on the palm and side of some of my fingers. Skin is red swollen and real dry feeling. What do I do??

I have poison ivy on the palm and side of some of my fingers. Skin is red swollen and real dry feeling. What do I do??

Ice, antihistamines: Treat with ice/cold compresses, take oral anthistamines to help with swelling and itch, and use hydrocortisone cream to hep with itch as well. ...Read more

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I've had a poison ivy rash/blisters for 10 days now (on my outer wrist). It is still swollen, itchy, burning and sore. Is this normal? When will it fa

I've had a poison ivy rash/blisters for 10 days now (on my outer wrist). It is still swollen, itchy, burning and sore. Is this normal? When will it fa

Cortisone cream: You likely have continuing contact with poison ivy through contaminated articles of clothing, the interior of you car (steering wheel, armrest?), or even furniture. You will need to apply a cortisone cream (may need a Rx strength) to the rash and using dish or laundry detergent to clean out (wear gloves) items (especially the shoes) you might have touched on the day of the exposure ...Read more

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How can you treat poison ivy?

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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How can I treat poison ivy on my penis?

Poison ivy: The same way as poison ivy anywhere else on you body. Topical cortisone cream (otc) or, if that doesn't clear it, oral prednisone. See you physician if otc Hydrocortisone does not work. ...Read more

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How can I treat poison ivy on my eyelid?

See your ophthalm.: He/she will probably prescribe a steroid cream that can be used on the eye lid. ...Read more

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Is there a safe way treat poison ivy?

Poison ivy: About half of people who are in contact with poison ivy will develop skin rashes locally. Reactions are due to the sensitivity to uroshiol, the oily resin that is found in the leaves. Mild cases does not need treatment. Severe cases, you can be on an oral dose of corticosteroid for a few weeks. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat poison ivy?

What is the best way to treat poison ivy?

Hydrocortisone cream: As long as your rash is somewhat limited in size and doesn't significantly involve the face, Hydrocortisone cream is a good option. If the rash is extensive and/ or involves the face your doctor may need to prescribe an oral steroid pill like prednisone. ...Read more

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How to treat poison ivy that had vome infected?

How to treat poison ivy that had vome infected?

See details: You will not be able to self treat this issue. See your family doctor or a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you treat a poison ivy rash?

How do you treat a poison ivy rash?

Corticosteroids: Poison ivy can often be treated with topical corticosteroids like hydrocortisone. In more severe cases, oral or injectable corticosteroids are needed. ...Read more

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How to treat poison ivy, oak, sumac fast?

How to treat poison ivy, oak, sumac fast?

What to do.: 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 /oak etc needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated. ...Read more

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What will help treat poison ivy, oak, or sumac?

What will help treat poison ivy, oak, or sumac?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy treatments are usually limited to self-care methods, and the rash typically goes away on its own within two to four weeks. In the meantime, you can use poison ivy remedies, such as oatmeal baths and cool compresses, as well as over-the-counter anti-itch medications to relieve your signs and symptoms. In severe cases topical and oral cortisone are needed. ...Read more

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How are reactions to poison ivy/oak/sumac treated?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy treatments are usually limited to self-care methods, and the rash typically goes away on its own within two to four weeks. In the meantime, you can use poison ivy remedies, such as oatmeal baths and cool compresses, as well as over-the-counter anti-itch medications to relieve your signs and symptoms. In severe cases topical and oral cortisone are used. ...Read more

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What should I do if poison ivy is still spreading after being treated by a doctor?

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't overlook the gloves, boots, or even your car's floor mat. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to treat poison ivy inside of the vagina? Very painful! Need a cure fast!

See below: You are going to need to seek medical attention as you going to need to prescription for corticosteriods like Prednisone but also that area can easily get infected, and would best to be examined. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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How should I treat poison ivy?

How should I treat poison ivy?

Cortisone steroids: Steroids are usually needed for poison ivy. A doctor prescribes them after confirming the rash is really the poison oak type. For bad rashes, oral steroids for several days are used (prednisone, prednisolone). For very mild rashes, cortisone creams can be used. A daily aveeno oatmeal bath may help. Claritin or zyrtec each morning, plus a single Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dose at bedtime, can cut down the itching. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat poison ivy?

What can you do to treat poison ivy?

Continuing exposure.: The major approach is topical cortisone (a prescription one) and at times oral prednisone. 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. Do not overlook the gloves, boots, or even your car seat and floor mat. ...Read more

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What medications help treat poison ivy?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy treatments are usually limited to self-care methods, and the rash typically goes away on its own within two to four weeks. In the meantime, you can use poison ivy remedies, such as oatmeal baths and cool compresses, as well as over-the-counter anti-itch medications to relieve your signs and symptoms. In severe cases topical and oral cortisone are needed. ...Read more

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Poison ivy! Help please! How do I treat this?

Poison ivy! Help please! How do I treat this?

Continuing exposure.: The major approach is topical cortisone (a prescription one) and at times oral prednisone. 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. Do not overlook the gloves, boots, or even your car seat and floor mat. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat poison ivy?

How would doctors recommend I treat poison ivy?

See doctor: If the problem is a mild one, time will heal it. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a cortisone injection for you. In the meanwhile, try apply some otc Hydrocortisone cream 3 to 4 times daily. ...Read more

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In what way can I treat poison ivy. The itching is killing me?

In what way can I treat poison ivy. The itching is killing me?

Poison ivy: About half of people who are in contact with poison ivy will develop skin rashes locally. Reactions are due to the sensitivity to uroshiol, the oily resin that is found in the leaves. Mild cases does not need treatment. Severe cases like uncontrolled itch, your doctor can give you an oral dose of corticosteroid for a few weeks to help relief symptoms. ...Read more

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Poison oak/poison ivy, how to treat?

Poison oak/poison ivy, how to treat?

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. If the problem is not serious, topical hydrocortisone may help. For more severe problem, a Rx strength topical steroid and /or oral cortisone may b neede ...Read more

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How to know when a poison ivy rash is infected or needs to be treated?

How to know when a poison ivy rash is infected or needs to be treated?

Pus formation: Severe, extensive poison ivy rash could benefit from treatment. If there are any areas with pus formation that would indicate infection and you should seek care. ...Read more

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Best at-home/OTC ways to treat rash/itching from poison ivy/oak? How long typically for rash to go away?

See below: If you are sure, it is poison ivy, you use over the counter corticosteroid cream. You may wish to consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/understanding-poison-ivy-oak-sumac-treatment ...Read more

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Can you get edema from poison ivy? If so, how do we treat it. He has had poison ivy for 2 weeks. Just finished prednisone 2 days ago.

Can you get edema from poison ivy? If so, how do we treat it. He has had poison ivy for 2 weeks. Just finished prednisone 2 days ago.

Yes: Prednisone can cause water retention as well as elevations in white blood cell counts.
I take it you are speaking of edema in the legs? Severe poison ivy can cause skin to slough and have edema on the skin.
In either case when you stop the Prednisone the edema goes away.
If it does not resolve it is not due to Prednisone. The treatment would be different because it has a different cause. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat poison ivy fast?

What can I do to treat poison ivy fast?

See doctor: If the problem is a mild one, time will heal it. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a cortisone injection for you. In the meanwhile, try apply some otc Hydrocortisone cream 3 to 4 times daily. ...Read more

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What work best to treat poison ivy or oak?

What work best to treat poison ivy or oak?

Corticosteroids: First, you must avoid the exposure and wash all clothing and tools that might have the sap on them as the sap can be active for up to 6 months. Mild cases can respond to topical steroid creams but more extensive or severe cases need oral corticosteroids. Poin ivy on the eye can cause blindness and needs to evaluated and treated by a physician immediately. Antihistamines will not clear the rash. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the swelling from poison ivy?

What can I do to treat the swelling from poison ivy?

See doctor: If the problem is a mild one, time will heal it. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a cortisone injection for you. ...Read more