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How to treat posion ivy?

How to treat posion ivy?

Calamine, steroids: For mild cases calamine lotion for relief. Cold compresses are helpful in relieving itching. For more severe or extensive cases a short course of oral steroids can calm down the reaction. Be sure to wash the clothes so you do not reexport yourself and identify the area to avoid recurrence. ...Read more

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How should I treat poison ivy ?

How should I treat poison ivy
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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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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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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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Is there a safe way treat poison ivy?

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 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 medications help treat poison ivy?

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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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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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