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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

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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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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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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Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak (Tip)

Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak

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
5 Min, 2x day for 7 Days
Use a hydrocortisone spray or lotion, if approved by the doctor
5 Min, 2x day for 7 Days
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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Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak (Tip)

Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak

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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Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak (Tip)

Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak

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