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How do I heal poison oak?

How do I heal poison oak?

Topical medicine : if it is not severe one can use over the counter hydrocortisone cream 1% as directed on the medicine. If it is severe you need to see a primary care physician or an allergist ...Read more

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How can i treat poison oak?

Poison oak treatment: Generally the treatment of topical. Cleaning the scan and using antimicrobial soap such as die was important to prevent infection. I would start with an over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone ointment applied twice daily. If symptoms do not improve within 3 to 4 days are worse than I would seek medical help. ...Read more

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Poison oak (Tip)

Do learn what poison oak and poison ivy look like and actively avoid them. ...See more

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Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak (Checklist)

Use an anti-itch spray or lotion with pramoxine, if approved by doctor
2x day
Use a hydrocortisone spray or lotion, if approved by the doctor
2x day
Clean clothes, cars, or furniture with poison oak or ivy sap on them
Once
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I have poison oak, what to do?

I have poison oak, what to do?

Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis from poison ivy, oak or sumac usually requires steroids, either topical steroid cream or oral steroids if more severe or widespread. Often prescription strength medication is needed so call your doctor. ...Read more

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What does poison oak look like?

What does poison oak look like?

Red bumps or lines->: Which may ooze some clear or slightly yellow fluid. I t probably looks the same as 'poison ivy'...Usually it occurs within a couple of days of being in the woods, garden etc..Ie., after touching it. See: http://www.Webmd.Com/allergies/tc/poison-ivy-oak-or-sumac-topic-overview and http://www.Riversideonline.Com/source/images/image_popup/ans7_poison_ivy.Jpg. ...Read more

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Poison oak (Tip)

If you are allergic to poison ivy, be sure to shower as soon as possible after exposure. ...See more

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What are symptoms of poison oak?

What are symptoms of poison oak?

Rash & Itch: Poison oak causes a rash where it contacts your skin and typically is very itchy. ...Read more

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Does exercise exacerbate poison oak?

Does exercise exacerbate poison oak?

Sweat: Sweat and heat could lead to further exposure and exacerbation and inflammation symptoms. ...Read more

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Poison oak (Tip)

The plant oil is very sticky and one should thoroughly shower off and wash the clothes. ...See more

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How long does poison oak take to last?

How long does poison oak take to last?

2-4 weeks: The longer you wait to treat effectively with corticosteroids, the longer it lasts. ...Read more

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Can u get poison oak from soneone else?

Unlikely: Only way is if the oil is on skin or clothing and you touch the oil. ...Read more

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Poison oak (Tip)

The rash is caused by a resin in the plant getting on your skin and causing a contact dermatitis. ...See more

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How can I relieve my poison oak symptoms?

How can I relieve my poison oak symptoms?

Steroids: High-potency steroid creams are helpful in mild cases, but a more severe rash will require oral steroids (prednisone). Over the counter medications are simply not powerful enough to control the intense rash from poison oak; see your physician for help. ...Read more

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How long does it take for poison oak to get better?

Duration: Poison oak symptoms can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks to resolve without treatment. ...Read more

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Poison oak (Tip)

Scratching it will spread it! wash your clothes separately after exposure. ...See more

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Wondering if it's bad to take a hot shower if you have poison oak?

Wondering if it's bad to take a hot shower if you have poison oak?

Should be fine : Poison oak causes contact dermatitis at the area that you expose to it. A hot shower should not spread it. Try using otc Hydrocortisone cream and moisturizer. Seek local medical help if symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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Can poison oak be spread from person to person by touching each other?

Yes: The rash is caused by an immune reaction to the oil from the plant on the skin. If the oil is still present on the skin, it can be communicated from person to person. Here are some videos on the subject. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmsmzs_4bdc https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=tmsmzs_4bdc. ...Read more

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Poison oak (Tip)

Washing the exposed skin immediately with soap and water will likely prevent a rash. ...See more

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Can someone else get poison oak from being around someone that has it?

Can someone else get poison oak from being around someone that has it?

No: The only way to get poison oak or poison ivy from someone is for them to touch you after they just touched the plant. The plant has a clear resin that you cannot see and the resin is what causes the allergic reaction. If you touch someone's rash that is oozing you may get hepatitis or other blood borne disease if they have those illnesses to begin with. The ooze is a bodily fluid. ...Read more