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Doctor insights on: Poison Ivy Side Effects

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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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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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What are the side effects of prednisone taken for poison oak?

What are the side effects of prednisone taken for poison oak?

Possibly none: If the Prednisone is only taken for a short. Of time there may be no side effects. Rarely even with a short course you can be more nervous and hungry and rarely develop necrosis of your femoral head which is the top of your leg bone that connects to your hip. ...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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Cephalexin side effects and safety? Allergic reaction risk?

Cephalexin side effects and safety? Allergic reaction risk?

Urticaria: Cephalexin is an oral antibiotic, belongs to the class of 'cephalosporin'. People who are allergic to 'penicillin" in general, will have cross sensitivity reaction to cephalosporin as well. The drug reaction can vary from mild urticarial rash to severe anaphylaxis, which will be life a threatening situation. Sometimes cephalosporin can give 'drug induced fever' as well. Good luck ! ...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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My Dr. Rx'd triamcinolone cream 2x/day for poison ivy rash. Are there any side effects or is it usually well tolerated w/out any adverse effects?

My Dr. Rx'd triamcinolone cream 2x/day for poison ivy rash. Are there any side effects or is it usually well tolerated w/out any adverse effects?

Not really: This is a moderate potency steroid cream and little if any will penetrate the skin and effect your body. It can decrease the angry irritation of the rash and reduce itching. Many use it for that purpose.You may be able to get similar benefit from a product called IVY DRY sold OTC at many box stores. ...Read more

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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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Vicodin itchy side effect?

Vicodin itchy side effect?

Itching can occur.: Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone (an opioid analgesic) and Acetaminophen (tylenol), all opioids can cause itching. It is a side effect and not necessarily associated with an allergic reaction. Since everyone reacts slightly differently to drugs, another opioid analgesic might produce less itching. ...Read more

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Calamine lotion side effects on skin?

Calamine lotion side effects on skin?

Not unless allergic: Other than relieving an itch, calamine lotion should not have any effect on the skin. It would be very unusual to be allergic to calamine lotion but it is theoretically possible, so if your skin seems more irritated, red, itchy or uncomfortable after using calamine lotion, stop using it and avoid it in the future. More likely would be effects from whatever rash you were using the calamine to treat. ...Read more

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What r side effects of inhaled steroids?

What r side effects of inhaled steroids?

Asthma inhalers: "trush" or oral yeast may occur when inhaled frequently. Brushing your teeth and tongue after inhaling will help to prevent this. ...Read more

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Can poison oak cause diarrhea?

Can poison oak cause diarrhea?

Unlikely: I would think it unlikely that exposure to poison oak would cause diarrhea. I suppose if you ingested it, there might be some inflammation of the GI tract, but skin exposure is unlikely to cause diarrhea. Good luck! ...Read more

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Clindamycin rash side effect lasts how long? Itches! like hives?

Clindamycin rash side effect lasts how long? Itches! like hives?

Days: It may last several days. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine up to 4x daily to see if this helps. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Side effects of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Side effects of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Dried up and sleepy: Why would you want to take benadry (the brand name for diphenhydramine) long term? Fagetaboutit. Side effects are drying of mucous membrane, drowsiness, fatigue, difficulty urinating... ...Read more

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Side effects from methimazole unpleasant?

Side effects from methimazole unpleasant?

Usually not: Most common side effects are rash, nausea, vomiting, headache, headache, swelling. It's used to treat hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism are more unpleasant in my opinion compared to methimazole. ...Read more

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Does poison ivy cause infertility?

Does poison ivy cause infertility?

No: I take the question to mean does a skin rash from poison ivy cause infertility, for that the answer is no. There would be a lot less of us on the planet if it were true. If your question has more to do with ingesting, drinking some sort of tea or other odd process, i can't say it has ever been studied. ...Read more