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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

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 do I cure poison ivy

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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Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak (Tip)

Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak

If you are allergic to poison ivy, be sure to shower as soon as possible after exposure. ...See 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
Once
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How to dry out poison ivy?

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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Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak (Tip)

Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak

Do learn what poison oak and poison ivy look like and actively avoid them. ...See more

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Which poison ivy is better?

Which poison ivy is better?

Youv'e stumped me: On this one. Poison ivy isn't good. Perhaps you can clarify what you mean ; re-ask this question. ...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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Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak (Tip)

Otc benadryl, (diphenhydramine) calamine lotion, other topical preparations. Steroid shots, hi dose creams avail rx. ...See more