Doctor insights on:
Poison Ivy On My Head
What could body numbness, passing out, head hurting, shaking, hard of hearing and very emotional be caused by? it started after meds for poison ivy
Med side effects: Steroid pills are often prescribed for allergic reactions such as poison ivy, since they can quiet the itching and the rash fairly effectively. Some people, however, have very intrusive side effects from such pills, as if they have too much adrenaline in their body. Such people are better off avoiding oral steroids, since poison ivy symptoms can be managed with other options. ...Read more
Poison ivy on my penis it is it itch as much but my penis head is sore what can I do? I start school in two days help!
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
Yes: Oils can cause various reactions of the skin dependent on a patients sensitivity to them. ...Read more
It is difficult to tell what may be happening with the information provided. You need to consult an allergist or dermatologist to get check out if the problem has lasted more than 6 weeks or been getting worse.
If this has been present for just days, a viral infection may be the culprit. ...Read more
See your PCP: If you have placed the leaves in contact with your mouth you might get an allergic reaction. There's no topical treatment for poison ivy in your mouth except sucking on ice. Your doctor will inject or prescribe steroids. If the condition is impairing your breathing call 911. ...Read more
Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone cream usually controls it provided there is no further exposure. Be sure to clean out everything which might have possibly been in contact with poison ivy with laundry or dish detergent. Otherwise it will keep on coming back. The lip is an unusual place for poison ivy (unless the lipstick has been contaminated) and thus one needs to question the diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: The rash is caused by a type of allergy to the oil in the plant. If the oil is still on the skin and you put the skin in your mouth then you can get swelling in and around the mouth. ...Read more
Yes: Plus many other dangerous and possibly life-threatening side effects. Just don't do it. ...Read more
Eczema: Most likely a type of eczema would see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Maybe: Topicals tricky around the eye, so if bad enogh, shot better choic. ...Read more
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
Red, itchy streaks: Skin contact with poison ivy can lead to a very itchy, red, blistering rash frequently in linear or streak patterns where the oleoresin contacted the skin. To read more about poison ivy, see my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2014/04/the-3-points-of-poison-ivy/. ...Read more
Poison Ivy: The reaction to poison ivy is called a delayed type hypersensitivity reaction, and can take anywhere from weeks (upon first exposure) to days (on repeated exposure) to manifest. The blisters or blister fluid is not contagious or allergic, merely your body's reaction to that allergen. Once you have bathed, or washed any materials that may have the sap or resin, you cannot spread the reaction. ...Read more
What to do if I have terrible poison ivy on my face and i need to get rid of it. Any suggestions?
After a poison ivy rash has healed and scabs are gone, how long does it take for the skin in the rash areas to return to its normal color?
Poison ivy: depends on how deep the reaction was. Time will tell. ...Read more
My boyfriend had poison ivy then it turned into impetigo. Could i get it? We sleep together and i'm the one putting the creams on his skin!
Immune: Its unlikely, your immune response is different from your boyfriend, you would most likely have got it by now if you were too. ...Read more
My boyfriend had poison ivy then it turned into impetigo. Could i get it? We sleep in the same bed and i also have been putting the cream on his skin
My 29 year old fiancée has been breaking out in rashy patches in random spots on his body and face for the last 6 weeks. We will get one outbreak to clear up and within 3 days he has another outbreak. It resembles poison ivy to me (I get it every summer)
Rash: it is hard to diagnose a rash without seeing it. Poison ivy is unlikely unless he has some clothes that have the oil on them, like work clothes, gloves, etc that have not been washed. Best to see his doc when he has the rash and see if there is any common thing he may be contaminating himself with. ...Read more