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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

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

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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 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!

You can try: hydrocortisone cream 1%. You can get this over the counter, and benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching. If this doesn't work, you may need an oral steroid, so see your doctor to get it prescribed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can poison ivy cause light patches on skin to develop?

Can poison ivy cause light patches on skin to develop?

Postinflammatory: Skin can often turn light colored in areas where someone had an allergic reaction like poison ivy. This is called "postinflammatory hypopigmentation". This is usually not scarring and will resolve. ...Read more

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What to do if I have poison ivy all over my face! please help!?

What to do if I have poison ivy all over my face! please 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

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How do I get poison ivy on my face?

How do I get poison ivy on my face?

Your hands: You might have brushed against it with your face. Much more commonly you had the sap on your hands and then touched your face. ...Read more

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Can there be any other types of oil like poison ivy oil that irritates skin?

Can there be any other types of oil like poison ivy oil that irritates skin?

Yes: Oils can cause various reactions of the skin dependent on a patients sensitivity to them. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my skin that itch and is like poison ivy but its not. Also have spread?

See allergist/derm: 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

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What to do if I have poison ivy inside my mouth?

What to do if I have poison ivy inside my mouth?

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

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Is there an STD that makes all your skin itchy like poison ivy?

Is there an STD that makes all your skin itchy like poison ivy?

HIV: Hiv can be associated with a type of skin cancer which itches. Syphilis is another condition which can cause skin rash. ...Read more

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If I have poison ivy on my lip, what should be used to get rid of it?

If I have poison ivy on my lip, what should be used to get rid of it?

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

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If you licked someone's poison ivy rash could you get the rash in your mouth?

If you licked someone's poison ivy rash could you get the rash in your mouth?

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

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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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How do you get rid of poison ivy on your face?

Cortisone cream: The rash is really a type of allergy. Hydrocortisone cream will help this to fade assuming that the rash is, in fact, from poison ivy. ...Read more

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Please tell me some ways to get rid of poison ivy on the face?

Please tell me some ways to get rid of poison ivy on the face?

Poison ivy: Unfortunately, there is no quick answer. Time along with topical and oral steroids as well as salves to reduce inflammation and pain may help. Antihistamines might be helpful. ...Read more

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Would your mouth become itchy if you ate poison ivy?

Yes: Plus many other dangerous and possibly life-threatening side effects. Just don't do it. ...Read more

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

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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When can skin affected by poison ivy b moisturized?

When can skin affected by poison ivy b moisturized?

Any will do: You can use any type of moisturizer on the rash but will need Hydrocortisone cream to hasten the recovery, . ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can poison ivy, oak and sumac look like on your skin?

Can you tell me what can poison ivy, oak and sumac look like on your skin?

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

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Can poison ivy spread if I touch the blisters then touch another area of my skin?

Can poison ivy spread if I touch the blisters then touch another area of my skin?

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

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What to do if I have terrible poison ivy on my face and i need to get rid of it. Any suggestions?

What to do if I have terrible poison ivy on my face and i need to get rid of it. Any suggestions?

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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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

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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

Infection: If he has impetigo, it is contagious. It can be spread by skin to skin contact, or contact with contaminated clothing, towels, etc. ...Read more

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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)

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