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What is the best treatment for poison ivy on eyelids?

What is the best treatment for poison ivy on eyelids?

1% steroid cream: Be sure of the diagnosis. I have seen multiple cases of herpes zoster (shingles) fool the patient. Steroid cream use is best monitored by your eyecare doc. Also, keep area clean. ...Read more

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How can I treat poison ivy on my eyelid?

See your ophthalm.: He/she will probably prescribe a steroid cream that can be used on the eyelid. ...Read more

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Poison ivy on my left eyelids. Topical or oral steroids? Got a shot and 13 day prescription, tapering 60 to 10 mg (Prednisone)

Poison ivy on my left eyelids. Topical or oral steroids? Got a shot and 13 day prescription, tapering 60 to 10 mg (Prednisone)

Depends on risk: We can't give specifics in this forum. Poison ivy is contact dermatitis; peaks around 3-5 days after exposure, lasts 14-21d. Assuming "shot" is systemic steroids; some last 3 wks, others days. Must weigh risks of steroids, systemic (oral+shot) vs. topical (HTN, diabetes, GERD, osteopenia, AVN, glaucoma, cataracts, etc), which include current health status, timing, duration, potency, frequency, etc ...Read more

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Is my eyelid swelling from surrounding poison ivy on my face serious? My eye does not itch nor hurt.

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 more

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Need answers fast what does poison ivy look like in the eye?

Need answers fast what does poison ivy look like in the eye?

Swelling: The eyelid would be swollen with possible blisters and itchy. Wash the area to remove the allergen and see a doctor for proper treatment. An eye doctor or opthamologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son has what looks to be poison ivy really close to his eye. What can I put on it to dry it up?

My 7 year old son has what looks to be poison ivy really close to his eye. What can I put on it to dry it up?

Topical steroidcream: Pick up some topical hydrocortison cream and apply 3 x daily. A higher dose cream at 2.5% would be faster resolution but requires a prescription. Topical calamine can also help dry it up. ...Read more

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How could I get rid of poison ivy on my mouth and eye?

Steroids: Once the oils are off of your skin and clothes (by showering and washing clothes in hot water), poison ivy is not contagious. It is very irritation however because of what is called a type 4 immune response. The best way to stop that response is to use some steroids like prednisone. Any urgent care or clinic should be able to prescribe this for you. ...Read more

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If my eye is swollen shut from poison ivy how serious is it and what should I do?

Not serious: A swollen lid from poison ivy is, in general, uncomfortable but not serious. You need to see your ophthalmologist to ensure is it not infected, and to potentially prescribe anti-inflammatory medication to help the episode resolve faster, or antibiotics if there is suspicion of infection. ...Read more

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My eye is very irritated. I thought I had a bug bite right next to my lower right lid. The bumps do not look like poison ivy, what should I do?

My eye is very irritated. I thought I had a bug bite right next to my lower right lid. The bumps do not look like poison ivy, what should I do?

See eye doc: There is no way to tell what the cause may be. If artificial tear does not help. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Warm or cold compress for poison ivy in eye?

Warm or cold compress for poison ivy in eye?

Cold: Is generally better for reactions like that. ...Read more

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Is there a way, without medication, to reduce the eye swelling from poison ivy?

Is there a way, without medication, to reduce the eye swelling from poison ivy?

Maybe first be sure: You are dealing with poison ivy. But if you are certain then cold compresses may help... But usually you also need anithistamine pills. The itching and swelling can get pretty annoying. See a dr if it isn't getting better. ...Read more

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I have poison ivy in my eye how soon should I see a doctor? And can I go blind and if so can it. R permanent ot temporary

I have poison ivy in my eye how soon should I see a doctor?
And can I go blind and if so can it. R permanent ot temporary

See doctor now: What you think is poison ivy may not be that. If you have an eye problem, see your doctor now. If you cannot get to see your own doctor, go the emergency department of a nearby hospital.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

See your doctor: She should be seen by her physician. Most likely, she will need to be treated with a tapering course of oral steroids, such as prednisone. ...Read more

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Can you get poison ivy inside your eye and stomach? Can it attack your brain?

Can you get poison ivy inside your eye and stomach? Can it attack your brain?

See details: You cannot get it inside your eye or brain. If you eat it, I assume that it could affect your stomach, but I doubt it. ...Read more

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I've been getting fever blisters once a year or so on lip could I all of a sudden get one on eyelid or get poison ivy feels like little bump on eye?

I've been getting fever blisters once a year or so on lip could I all of a sudden get one on eyelid or get poison ivy feels like little bump on eye?

Unlikely: It is unlikely to get fever blisters on your eyelid but if this happens, you need to see an ophthalmologist ASAP to make sure that your cornea is not affected. As for poison ivy, it is also unlikely that you get it only on the eyelid. Consider seeing your eye doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Which poison ivy is better?

Which poison ivy is better?

See below: I didn't know there were different kinds of poison ivy? ...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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How should I treat poison ivy ?

How should I treat poison ivy
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Cortisone steroids: Steroids are usually needed for poison ivy. A doctor prescribes them after confirming the rash is really the poison oak type. For bad rashes, oral steroids for several days are used (prednisone, prednisolone). For very mild rashes, cortisone creams can be used. A daily aveeno oatmeal bath may help. Claritin or zyrtec each morning, plus a single Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dose at bedtime, can cut down the itching. ...Read more

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What should I do for poison ivy?

What should I do for poison ivy?

Avoid: Poison ivy is a common form of allergic contact dermatitis to the oleoresin of rhus plants. Depending on location and severity of symptoms, mild to potent steroid ointments are usually sufficient. If symptoms are widespread or severe, Prednisone may be needed and tapered over 2-3 weeks. Oatmeal baths and zyrtec (cetirizine) may help. Ultimately the best thing is to recognize these plants and avoid them. ...Read more

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What occurs if I ate poison ivy?

Not recommended: Since poison ivy is highly sensitizing, I would not advise it. You will likely tolerate the first exposure but may become allergic to it later. At one time, poison ivy resin drop was used to desensitize patients with poison ivy dermatitis and apparently was well tolerated in small doses. Most people become allergic to poison ivy/oak through skin contact. Is this a dare with money on the table? ...Read more

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What are the stages of poison ivy?

Bad to worse: Most people develop allergic contact dermatitis to the waxy oil of urushiol that makes up much of the plant resin. It is a delayed-type hypersensitivity that can vary somewhat based on the type/degree of exposure and how allergic the patient is. Over time, lesions can go from dry and red, too bumpy to huge water blisters (bullae) before they crust over and clear up. The lesions are not contagious. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of poison ivy?

Rash: The rash with poison ivy starts 48-72 hours after exposure to the plant, and is very itchy. ...Read more

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Is it bas to pop poison ivy blosters?

Is it bas to pop poison ivy blosters?

Yes, don't do it due: To increased risk of infection. 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