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What are the poison ivy shot side effects?

What are the poison ivy shot side effects?

Not sure: Not sure what is meant by 'poison ivy' shots. Decades ago there was a shot for 'poison ivy' but it was taken off the market b/c of significant side effects. ...Read more

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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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What are the side effects of poison ivy injections?

Poison ivy: there are no approved injections for poison ivy, except for one being worked on by an allergist in New Jersey, not too far from you. This is not an approved treatment but has shown positive results in a small group of patient ...Read more

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I have poison ivy on the palm and side of some of my fingers. Skin is red swollen and real dry feeling. What do I do??

I have poison ivy on the palm and side of some of my fingers. Skin is red swollen and real dry feeling. What do I do??

Ice, antihistamines: Treat with ice/cold compresses, take oral anthistamines to help with swelling and itch, and use hydrocortisone cream to hep with itch as well. ...Read more

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Can u get poison ivy in lungs. I was breathing poison ivy dust the othee day and now I have chest pain on right side when swallowing.

Can u get poison ivy in lungs. I was breathing poison ivy dust the othee day and now I have chest pain on right side when swallowing.

Lungs Unlikely: People have been shown to have a reaction to burned poison ivy/oak. Additionally, sensitive individuals have been shown to have mucosal involvement if truly sensitive (to include mouth and throat). I would see your pcp to assess your condition. ...Read more

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The other day I had a few clear in color blisters on the side of my penis. It kind of looked liked poison ivy maybe. I squeezed them and woke up the next day with the skin extremely swollen and is now very itchy. It has been three days now. I have tried

The other day I had a few clear in color blisters on the side of my penis. It kind of looked liked poison ivy maybe. I squeezed them and woke up the next day with the skin  extremely swollen and is now very itchy.  It has been three days now. I have tried

Contact dermatitis: Poison ivy can get on your penis if you touch a plant and then your privates. If you did that, about 2-3 days later, it would do exactly what you describe, and the itching normally lasts about 3 weeks. The itching is normally quite severe, so it would be best if you saw your doctor and got prescription medication and made sure the diagnosis is correct. Rashes have to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I woke up with a giant rash looks almost like as if I rubbed poison ivy on. Find one on my thigh, calve, and upper arms on both sides. Is it heat?

I woke up with a giant rash looks almost like as if I rubbed poison ivy on. Find one on my thigh, calve, and upper arms on  both sides. Is it heat?

More info: That must have been frightening but probably not worrisome unless you recently started some new medication. Some important questions are: Itching? Painful? Raised, flat or bumpy? Well defined borders? Response to any medicines tried? ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects of poison ivy exposure?

Are there any long term effects of poison ivy exposure?

Yes: Occasionally, people who have reacted to poison oak will begin to have allergic reactions to fruits in the same plant family. Poison oak, poison ivy, mango, cashew, and pistachio all belong to the plant family "anacardiaceae". A reaction to poison oak can lead to future reactions to mangoes. So, it is best to avoid poison oak and poison ivy, even if one has never suffered a reaction previously. ...Read more

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