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I might have poision ivy? What should I do?

I might have poision ivy? What should I do?

Cleanse it off: Try to wash it off with soap and water. There is an OTC pharmacy product called Ivy Off. You can use it to remove the ivy toxins from the skin. You may want to take an antihistamine or Benadryl to help with the itching and possible developing rash. If worse call you need steroids and further treatment by a doctor. ...Read more

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What does MRSA poision ivy look like?

What does MRSA poision ivy look like?

Two different proble: Poison ivy causes allergic skin reaction with urticaria, itching. But MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) infection can cause skin abscesses, cellulitis or even deep seated infections and also bacteremias. ...Read more

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What is the tratment of if patient is fear to his food is mixed with poision?

What is the tratment of if patient is fear to his food is mixed with poision?

Psychological : Must see a psychiatrist for consultation. These are phobias that need to be understood and treated. ...Read more

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Bad to pop poision ivy blisters?

Bad to pop poision ivy blisters?

Please - don't. It: Will ^ chances for infection to develop. 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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If I have alcohol poision, can I take a 300mg of gabapentin?

If I have alcohol poision, can I take a 300mg of gabapentin?

Alcohol Poisoning: If you suspect alcohol poisoning usually occurs when male drinks more than 5 drinks in 2 hours and female drinks more than 4 drinks in 2 hours, depends on type of drinks and other variables. Symptoms are confusion, vomiting, stupor, unconscious etc. If you suspect it call 911 immediately. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat poision oak without steroids?!

What is the best way to treat poision oak without steroids?!

Avoidance: Avoidance whenever possible is the best approach. Once you develop poison ivy/oak/sumac it usually takes weeks to clear even with medicine. Mild cases can be managed with topical lotions like calamine, topical steroids and antihistamines for itching but more severe cases may need medical treatment. ...Read more

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What worsens a poision oak/ivy rash causing it to spread?

What worsens a poision oak/ivy rash causing it to spread?

Nothing: This is an allergic reaction to a specific plant substance. It occurs only on areas exposed, because it takes 3 weeks to go through the entire process, it may appear to spread but it does not. You may need a week to see all the places which got a little sap on them. Once you rinse off with water, there will be no new places to react. Learn to recognize & avoid these plants. If it is severe, get a. ...Read more

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My 7 year old grandchild is in hospital for polk berry poision, would a blood test show that that is the reason she has been so sick?

My 7 year old grandchild is in hospital for polk berry poision, would a blood test show that that is the reason she has been so sick?

See below: A toxicologist should be involved with a case like this. The treatment is usually gastric lavage (stomach pumped), respiratory support and activated charcoal to absorb any remaining toxin. Poisonings can be very serious in children, depending on the amount eaten and what part of the plant was consumed. Praying forte child, you and your family. ...Read more

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My son has had a rash for months off and on doctor keeps saying its poision oak or ivy they arent sure but we can't seem to get answers.

My son has had a rash for months off and on doctor keeps saying its poision oak or ivy they arent sure but we can't seem to get answers.

Many possibilities: Rash is so common, but poison ivy or oak usually does not last that long, and thus you should look for other causes. Detailed information regarding the rash distribution, persistent or intermittent, itchy or not, the age of your son, food allergy, medicine he may be taking, any other symptoms etc are all very important in deciding the cause. Ask the doctor if he can send your son to a dermatologis. ...Read more

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Small itchy rash on calf, not sure if it could be bug bites, poision ivy, herpes (history of genital herpes), or something else.

?: Any itchy skin rash can be caused by many things but I suspect that a single itchy lesion on the calf is more likely from a bug bite. Try topical hydrocortisone on it to see if it helps. If not getting better after a week , see doctor. ...Read more

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I got hydrocortisone for poision ivy. Can I use it on sun poisoning too?

I got hydrocortisone for poision ivy.   Can I use it on sun poisoning too?

Sunburn, Hives, PMLE: If you mean sunburn, the damage is done and Hydrocortisone won't help much. Anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen), cool compresses, and skin hydration with soothing gels or creams can help with symptoms. Stay out of the sun completely and wear sunscreen/sun protection going forward. If you mean hives or a rash called polymorphic light eruption (pmle), talk to your doctor--cortisones can help these. ...Read more

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What causes scattered red and itchy bumps on back, neck, chest arms after a day in the sun swimming on the river? Don't believe it to be any poision ivy oak or sumac.

What causes scattered red and itchy bumps on back, neck, chest arms after a day in the sun swimming on the river? Don't believe it to be any poision ivy oak or sumac.

Heat Rash: Sounds like you had heat rash. It should go away fairly rapidly. If you search about heat rash you will see pictures and a host of information far beyond my 400 word answer. ...Read more

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What can I do for sun poison ?

Heat Stroke?: If you mean potential heat stroke the best management is avoidance. Susceptible individuals such as the very young or elderly who are unable to control their environment and water intake, people with reduced cardiovascular reserve, and people with impaired sweating that can occur from various medication should avoid prolonged exposure to high heat during heat waves and remain in cool environment. ...Read more

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Can lead poison a child through soil?

Can lead poison a child through soil?

Yes: There can be a significant amount of lead in soil, especially near roads and highways. ...Read more

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I need to die. Suggest me to get poison?

1.800.273.TALK: Don't do that. Call these really great people who will help you out. 1.800.273.Talk. ...Read more