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Poison Ivy Face Swelling
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
My daughter has a bad case of poison ivy...every year she gets it but not like this. Her face is swelling and she can barley open her right eye.?
Is my eyelid swelling from surrounding poison ivy on my face serious? My eye does not itch nor hurt.
Typical ivy: Not serious but very annoying. Water is good for it. Soap or laundry detergent not relevant. Ivy reaction is allergic, not contagious. When you lie flat the eyelid swelling will be more, when you are erect it will subside. Usually on eyelid it does not itch even when severe itch is present elsewhere. Prednisone 20 to 40mg alternate days for 2 or 3 doses is best for face. Clobetasol gel is best oth ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help! Daughter has a bad case lof poison ivy I am assuming. Her face is staring to swell and can barely one her? Should I take her to the Er??
Anaphylaxis: When facial swelling is present and associated with respiratory distress or trouble swallowing, a severe allergic reaction could be occurring. In these circumstances, a visit to an emergency room would be wise. In cases of poison ivy, oral diphenhydramine (Benedryl) may reduce symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have poison ivy on my face, which has caused my eye to swell and vision to blur slightly, is the vision loss temporary?
Many 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
Will swelling/redness from poison ivy eventually go away on its own or is a course of steroids absolutely necessary? Am hesitant to go steroid route.
Yes, can go: On its own, but will take time, depending on many factors: severity, location, complications, etc. Steroids given under doctor's supervision, topically / systemically will be helpfull, if your doctor judges so, usually short course of prednisolone would help, together with other measures, follow your doctor's recommendations, good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling in groin from poison ivy what is the best course of action without harsh creams or steroids?
Itchy rash recurring yearly from a horrible poison ivy patch 2 decades ago. This time with severe facial swelling. 2 wks in new spots daily?
See a dermatologist: Are you SURE of the diagnosis? If it is from ivy, it is an allergic reaction which can appear only on areas of skin exposed to the sap from the plant. Why have you not destroyed the ivy? Why are you exposed? You can get relief with clobetasol gel. Get a 60G prescription. If widespread, especially on face, I use prednisone: a 50mg tablet every other day for 3 or 4 doses. Learn how to recognize pois ...Read more
My daughter has A bad case of poison ivy..... Can barely open her R eye because due to swelling. DO I need to take her to the ER?
Poison Ivy: Likely not the ER unless there are swallowing or breathing problems. Have her seen by her MD or urgent care for treatment. Using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help. Along with a cool compress. Try not to touch other areas and stay away from the plants. Your doctor may want to give her a course of steroids. All the best. ...Read more
My daughter has poison ivy all over her body that will not go away after a kenalog shot and 2 days of prednisone which is making her sick & no sleep and facial swelling so dr said stop taking it but poison ivy still spreading?
My 7 yr old son has poison ivy and severe swelling and pain on his penis. Is this normal and is there anything I can do besides prednisone?
Poison ivy: After removing your clothes and washing your face, you will need to be seen by urgent care or walk in clinic. You can then be evaluated and given a prescription for topical and oral anti-inflammatory agents, usually corticosteroids, that help control this disturbingly itchy rash. Also want to make sure that your eyes are not involved. Go to the doctor, rather than wait and let it get worse. ...Read more