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How can I treat poison ivy/ poison oak on my penis?

How can I treat poison ivy/ poison oak on my penis?

Topical cortisol: Over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream may be sufficient, or your physician may give you a stronger topical glucocorticoid cream such as triamcinolone or a short course of oral glucocorticoids. This must be miserable -- good luck. ...Read more

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What's good to cure rash from poison ivy and poison oak?

What's good to cure rash from poison ivy and poison oak?

Poison Ivy: The best therapy is a prolonged dose of oral steroids, typically 10 or more days. Tapering steroid packs such as a 10 or 13 day "dexpak" is most effective. Shorter durations of steroids will often result in return of the rash. ...Read more

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Cures for poison ivy and oak?

Cures for poison ivy and oak?

See below: mild cases can probably be treated with a steroid cream. severe cases usually require oral steroids. ...Read more

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How to treat poison ivy, oak , sumac fast?

How to treat poison ivy, oak , sumac fast?

What to do.: 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 /oak etc needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for poison ivy rash?

What is the treatment for poison ivy rash?

Poison Ivy: If the rash is widespread or results in a large number of blisters, your doctor may prescribe an oral corticosteroid, such as prednisone, for poison ivy treatment. If a bacterial infection has developed at the rash site, your doctor will likely give you a prescription for an oral antibiotic. Prescription topical steroids are also helpful. ...Read more

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Could poison ivy on a penis spread?

Could poison ivy on a penis spread?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy spreads by contact so any part of your body you touch after handling your penis can be affected. ...Read more

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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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Poison oak and poison ivy the same thing?

Poison oak and poison ivy the same thing?

Yes: Poison ivy (in eastern us), oak (in western us), sumac (in eastern us) are 3 species in the genus toxicodendron or rhus which all produce urushiol oil, the substance that in sensitive individuals produces contact dermatitis. Urushiol is very stable and can be blown on leaf particles into contact with the skin or carried on clothing for over a year so dermatitis can occur without plant contact. ...Read more

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Does the poison ivy and poison oak look identical?

Does the poison ivy and poison oak look identical?

Yes: Both are due to contact allergy to oils/ sap from the plants. The rashes are identical. ...Read more

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Will poison ivy, oak and sumak run its course without medication?

Possibly: Rhus dermatitis (poison ivy, etc. ) will resolve spontaneously. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with the itching. Lotions such as calamine, or over the counter Hydrocortisone may also benefit. If you have a severe case you may benefit from prednisone. However, make sure your doctor puts you on a prolonged course of at least two weeks as it is common to experience rebound flares with shorter courses. ...Read more

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Do poison ivy rashes affect your face?

Do poison ivy rashes affect your face?

It can: Some of the more worrisome cases i've treated have come when kids rubbed their eyes with contaminated fingers. ...Read more

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What's good for poison ivy and poison oak?

Steroids: These reactions represent a contact allergy, and can be quite severe. The affected area needs to be washed thoroughly, and topical steroid creams can be applied. You can start with 1% Hydrocortisone from the drug store, but a more potent prescription cream will probably be necessary. In severe cases, oral Prednisone my be required. ...Read more

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Can I spread a poison ivy rash by scratching?

Can I spread a poison ivy rash by scratching?

Poison ivy: You cannot spread poison ivy rash by scratching. Poison ivy is a haptin meaning a small molecule. It must bind skin tissue to form an allergic reaction. Once it binds to skin, poison ivy does not come off so it can not be transferred to you or another person. Poison ivy rash is contracted by contact with the oil, urushiol. ...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 eye lid. ...Read more

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How long does poison ivy rash and blisters stay on the skin?

How long does poison ivy rash and blisters stay on the skin?

Can take a while: Depending on how severe the reaction blisters associated with poison ivy can take several days or longer to resolve. The resin on the leaves can really set your skin on fire. Generally one should keep blisters intact but they always seem to rupture. Treating with a potent topical steroid can also help. ...Read more

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Is Vicks vaporub safe to use on a poison ivy rash to relieve itching on arms neck and face?

Is Vicks vaporub safe to use on a poison ivy rash to relieve itching on arms neck and face?

No vaporub: Rather than using vaporub i would recommend using a topical antihistamine. This is usually fairly effective with the itch. You can also take oral antihistamines like zyrtec or clariton to get relief. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help but many people get tired. This may help you at night. ...Read more

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Poison Oak rash. bad on armsthighhipmild bit on penishandsbits elsewhereitching getting bettertried calamine, and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) for infection?

Poison Oak rash. bad on armsthighhipmild bit on penishandsbits elsewhereitching getting bettertried calamine, and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) for infection?

Poison oak care: Potent topical steroid for a few days may be needed to clear the acute lesions. Clean every article which might possibly been touched by the poison oak resin with laundry detergent (shoes, clothing, car seat, car mat, tools, sports equipment ), else you will get it back again. You may try Aloe vera or Arnica but topical steroid would be your best bet. Not an infection, polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) not needed. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment for poison ivy or oak?

Many: There are several things that can help. Probably the most common things are otc, like calamine lotion and topical steroids. Sometimes patients need prescription topical steroids and others require systemic steroids. It really depends on each patient and the severity of the reaction. ...Read more

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Treatment for poison ivy on penis. Is steroid cream ok to use?

Treatment for poison ivy on penis. Is steroid cream ok to use?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy is an allergic contact dermatitis, caused by ivy and certain other plants, like sumac and mango. If you are allergic to these plants, even tiny bits of the sap will cause a terribly itchy rash that can last up to two weeks. The rash will occur where ever the sap touches your skin, including getting sap from your hands onto your penis, when you urinate. It can be treated with cortisone. ...Read more

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