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How Do You Treat 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
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more
Is it safe to eat cooked food that may have been prepared by hands that were exposed to poison ivy? Thanks
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 poison ivy on the palm and side of some of my fingers. Skin is red swollen and real dry feeling. What do I do??
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