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Doctor insights on: Is Hot Water Good For Poison Ivy

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Will hot water agitate a poison ivy / oak rash?

Will hot water agitate a poison ivy / oak rash?

Hot water no help: Poison ivy is a contact dermatitis that takes 10 - 14 days to clear. Hot water will cause the superficial blood vessels in the skin to dialate making the area redder and if hot enough briefly numb nerve endings. It will not in anyway improve or shorten the natural course of poison ivy. The only treatment that partly helps is oral or injectable steroids, but side effects can be significant. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an unexplained and extremely itchy skin rash? I have tried bathing in lukewarm water and oats, benadryl, and using triamincolone cream, although the cream is left over from an old case of poison ivy and is out of date (i have not spent

How do I get rid of an unexplained and extremely itchy skin rash? I have tried bathing in lukewarm water and oats, benadryl, and using triamincolone cream, although the cream is left over from an old case of poison ivy and is out of date (i have not spent

This: This is a bit tricky to answer without a picture and more clinical information. I doubt it was from the blood draw. This time of year it could be many things including a medication reaction, eczema, a viral exanthem, psoriasis, dry skin from low humidity, and many others. Perhaps a visit to a dermatologist would be helpful for diagnosis and treatment options. I hope that helps a little! ...Read more

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Would protopic (tacrolimus ointment) be good for poison ivy?

No: Protopic is great for chronic treatment of eczema, but poison ivy needs a much more potent anti-inflammatory medication. The inflammation due to poison ivy is so severe that even the high-potency topical steroids often aren't enough; oral steroids are usually required. ...Read more

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Is rhuli gel good for poison ivy?

Is rhuli gel good for poison ivy?

No: Rhuli gel is rather a pain killer applied topically, poson ivy is a type of allergic inflammation that needs an anti-inflammatory cream or ointment. ...Read more

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What's good for poison ivy and poison oak?

What's good for poison ivy and poison oak?

Steroids: These reactions represent a contact allergy, and can be quite severe. The affected area needs to be washed thoroughly, and topical steroid creams can be applied. You can start with 1% Hydrocortisone from the drug store, but a more potent prescription cream will probably be necessary. In severe cases, oral Prednisone my be required. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for poison ivy?

What are some good home remedies for poison ivy?

Many may help: Many home remedies can help. One of the best is jewel weed lotion. Homeopathic rhus tox12x or 12c, 2 pellets under tongue 3x/day often helps- for other choices see http://www. Naturalnews. Com/026516_poison_ivy_remedies. Html
these are available at health food stores. Also try vit c 1000 mg 4x/day or more and good old benadryl (diphenhydramine). For more ideas see http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/poison_ivy. Html. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for bad case of poison ivy?

Is there a good cure for bad case of poison ivy?

Prednisone: For mild cases of poison ivy, steroid ointments and antihistamines is usually sufficient. For more severe or generalized skin reactions from poison ivy, steroid tablets such as Prednisone may be needed. ...Read more

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My poison ivy. Turned purple after swimming is that a good thing?

My poison ivy. Turned purple after swimming is that a good thing?

Usually: It means that it is healing as long as it the area hasn't gotten larger. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home-grown way to get rid of poison ivy?

Soothe: The following tips will help soothe your poison ivy but don't get "rid" of it. 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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What's good to cure rash from poison ivy and poison oak?

What's good to cure rash from poison ivy and poison oak?

Poison Ivy: The best therapy is a prolonged dose of oral steroids, typically 10 or more days. Tapering steroid packs such as a 10 or 13 day "dexpak" is most effective. Shorter durations of steroids will often result in return of the rash. ...Read more

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Can you tell me a good home remedy for poison ivy?

Can you tell me a good home remedy for poison ivy?

Help with symptoms: Some home remedies for symptoms of poison ivy include using a cold, wet cloth or paper towel to cover the rash and using calamine lotion as well. ...Read more

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I have a prescription from 2009 for methylprednisolone 4 mg DSPK for poison ivy summack is this still good to use?

Older meds: If it is still in the packaging from the factory it is likely still good. HOWEVER - how it was stored (heat, moisture and time) all affect the potency of medications. In a pinch I would use it - at the very least if its lost its potency - you may need a second course. If there is a strong odor or the pills have disintegrated - time for new pills. Good Luck ...Read more

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

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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I have a bad case of poison ivy! I have some fluticasone propionate cream from my daughters dr visit awhile back. Is THAT good To Use On it?

Probably fine if: Not expired and you have no medical contraindication to it (and you know it's poison ivy or another similar contact dermatitis). If it's not improving, though, you should have your doctor look at it. ...Read more

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My daughter had been getting some type of skin rash that last a few minutes firts the area fills hot then there is a rash like poison ivy and vanish?

Sounds like hives: Rash that comes and goes so quickly is most likely urticaria or hives. Is it itchy? Hives are usually itchy. The rash may develops without any provocation. Sometimes stress or emotional change triggers hives. If it is very bothersome, you should take her to a doctor and have him (her) prescribe medicine. If it accompanies wheezing, swelling of lips, tongue, or breathing problem, take her to er. ...Read more

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Tips for poison ivy?

Tips for 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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How do I cure poison ivy

Wash skin soon after: The plant oils contain urushiol. 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 needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated. ...Read more

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How to dry out poison ivy?

Poison ivy: Calamine lotion will help with the itch and help to dry the rash. Prescription corticosteroid cream or pills may be needed for more widespread poison ivy. ...Read more

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Which poison ivy is better?

See below: I didn't know there were different kinds of poison ivy? ...Read more

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How dangerous is poison ivy?

How dangerous is poison ivy?

Very itchy: Not very dangerous usually, but very itchy and uncomfortable. Don't spread it, and treat it locally. ...Read more

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What can I do for poison ivy?

Avoidance is best: The best treatment for poison ivy is to avoid it all together...Once the rash develops, I would recommend antihistamines to control the itch. Also, if severe, you should see your doctor for a prescription of topical steroids. ...Read more