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Poison Oak Eye
Mild Cortisone: Use a mild cortisone over the counter cream for the vulva area. This skin is thinner here than other areas,so you just don't want to use a stronger prescription steroid in this sensitive area as it may thin the skin. You can try an over the counter antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) daily to help control itchiness. If this doesn't clear up within the week, you may need a visit with your physician. ...Read more
Split question??: Your question can be interpreted several ways and other answers cover the basics. We often see the palm side of the hand or fingers not break out when the rest of the body or back of the hand will. Some suggest the thickened skin of the palm (or soles of the feet) is resistant to the chemical that triggers the rash. That has been my personal experience with pi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Poison ivy: They all all caused by essentially the same oil in the plant and thus they all heal in about the same time. ...Read more
Hydro-cortisone: You may try an over the counter ointment with hydro-cortisone. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have poison oak on my upper thigh, what clothes can I wear so that it doesn't rub against my thigh?
Loose clothes: Any loose clothing is fine. You should be taking a steroid cream. Make sure you wash the clothes you were wearing when you contacted the poison oak as the clothes may be contaminated with the resin from the poison ivy plant and you can get more symptoms from re-exposure to the resin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just got these random itchy bumps all over the under side of my forearms. Idk what they are it's not poison oak. ?
How can you tell the rash of poison ivy or poison oak? Are they contagious and how does it last? And how long does it itch?
I have raised red splotchy areas after being on vacation for a few days. It is itchy. No exposure to any type of poison oak, ivy etc?
See a Dr.: Red blotches after a vacation is not very informative.Review living outdoors in a wilderness area? Were you in a hotel?Were you on a cruise?Were you at a friend's house?Were you in contact with other sick individuals? I assume you are asking what caused your itchy rash.The best answer is who knows? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have poison oak and poison ivy. Is the rash contagious to others and could it be spread on my body by scratching or simple contact?
My Grand daughter has a rash on her face that very much looks like poison oak - except it does not itch. Is that possible if it is poison oak?
I have clobetasol .05% ointment left over from the last time i had had poison oak. This time I have it in a bad spot. Can I use this on my penis?
Probably: Clobestasol in a very potent steroid but in your situation, using it for a few days would not likely cause much side effects even though it is unlikely to be formulated for your penis. Be sure wash off everything which might have touched poison oak with a laundry detergent ( except your penis). ...Read more
What can I do for poison ivy or poison oak . Got Medicean from the dr but I think it's getting worse. It has spread up my leg an is very swollen ?
Get it seen by a doc: The problem in this scenario, is that without seeing what is going on with your leg, the process can be either a dermatologic reaction to the poison ivy or oak (then steroids are ok), or more seriously, a secondary bacterial infection causing cellulitis due to scratching the typically itchy rash caused by the plants (then antibiotics are needed). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers