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How could I treat poison oak allergy?

How could I treat poison oak allergy?

Avoidance is best: The best approach is avoidance. If the rash is mild and localized over the counter steroid creams and antihistamines may be sufficient. More severe symptoms require a visit to the doctor for stronger steroid creams and possibly oral steroids. Antihistamines can help the itch. Expect it to take at least 2 weeks to clear. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak (Checklist)

Use an anti-itch spray or lotion with pramoxine, if approved by doctor
5 Min, 2x day for 7 Days
Use a hydrocortisone spray or lotion, if approved by the doctor
5 Min, 2x day for 7 Days
Clean clothes, cars, or furniture with poison oak or ivy sap on them
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Is poison oak allergy genetic?

Is poison oak allergy genetic?

Poison oak: Some people appear to be immune, others become immune. However, you can gain or lose immunity, so to assume you can't get it if you never have before is foolish. People change as they age. I would never assume that i was immune at any time no matter what my past experience was. ...Read more

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How could I treat poison oak allergy?

Avoidance is best: The best approach is avoidance. If the rash is mild and localized over the counter steroid creams and antihistamines may be sufficient. More severe symptoms require a visit to the doctor for stronger steroid creams and possibly oral steroids. Antihistamines can help the itch. Expect it to take at least 2 weeks to clear. ...Read more

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Is poison oak allergy genetic?

Poison oak: Some people appear to be immune, others become immune. However, you can gain or lose immunity, so to assume you can't get it if you never have before is foolish. People change as they age. I would never assume that i was immune at any time no matter what my past experience was. ...Read more

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Oak are allergens? Allergy help needed please?

Oak are allergens? Allergy help needed please?

Pollen: If you test positive for oak on allergy testing, it is to the pollen that you are allergic. This will be in the air during the spring. It is often what causes the yellow dust on your car in the spring. ...Read more

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Please describe a good treatment for my oak tree pollen allergies?

Please describe a good treatment for my oak tree pollen allergies?

Several: The most effective treatment for seasonal pollen allergies is prescription nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. Otc antihistamines such as claritin, Allegra and zyrtec can be helpful for many people. Avoidance measures for pollen are possible but not really practical. An allergist can assist in a personalized treatment plan. ...Read more