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Is it possible to get poison ivy again after ridding of it?

Is it possible to get poison ivy again after ridding of it?

Yes: Individuals who contract poison ivy are allergic to it and subsequent exposures will result in return of the rash. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

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


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How can you get rid of poison ivy?

How can you get rid of poison ivy?

Steroids: Poison ivy is a contact dermatitis. Once one has been exposed and develops the rash then treatment options include topical steroids and it the rash is severe enough then a course of oral steroids may be considered. Oral antihistamines may be helpful for the itchiness of the rash. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the quickest way to get rid of poison ivy?

Please help! what is the quickest way to get rid of 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. 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 get rid of poison ivy rash?

How to get rid of poison ivy rash?

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. 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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If I have poison ivy on my lip, what should be used to get rid of it?

If I have poison ivy on my lip, what should be used to get rid of it?

Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone cream usually controls it provided there is no further exposure. Be sure to clean out everything which might have possibly been in contact with poison ivy with laundry or dish detergent. Otherwise it will keep on coming back. The lip is an unusual place for poison ivy (unless the lipstick has been contaminated) and thus one needs to question the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Fastest way to get rid of poison ivy?

Fastest way to get rid of poison ivy?

Steroids: Topical or systemic steroids will clear it up quickly, but there may be some significant risks to using these. Calamine lotion can help with the itching. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of poison ivy on your face?

How do you get rid of poison ivy on your face?

Cortisone cream: The rash is really a type of allergy. Hydrocortisone cream will help this to fade assuming that the rash is, in fact, from poison ivy. ...Read more

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Are there sure ways to get rid of this poison ivy?

Are there sure ways to get rid of this poison ivy?

Carefully: If you are allergic to it, hire someone else to do it. Else be sure to wear long gloves, goggles, and covered every part of your body while trying to clear the ivy. Be sure to wash off everything (i mean everything) which has touched the ivy with laundry detergent afterwards. Bag the ivy in a plastic bag. Be sure that you don't contaminate the trash & don't ever try to burn it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can get rid of this poison ivy?

Ways to help it: Along: 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