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Doctor insights on: Poison Oak Eye

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How can you cure poison oak that's on your head?

How can you cure poison oak that's on your head?

Steroids creams: Localized poison ivy is usually treated with calamine lotion as well as high potency steroid creams. If it has spread to the face then oral corticosteroids are frequently used. ...Read more

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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 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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How could I treat poison oak allergy?

How could I treat poison oak allergy?

Avoidance is best: The best approach is avoidance. If the rash is mild and localized over the counter steroid creams and antihistamines may be sufficient. More severe symptoms require a visit to the doctor for stronger steroid creams and possibly oral steroids. Antihistamines can help the itch. Expect it to take at least 2 weeks to clear. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of poison oak or poison ivy?

How can I get rid of poison oak or poison ivy?

Topica/oral steroids: Poison ivy and poison oak are types of allergic contact dermatitis, which usually will resolve spontaneously within 2 weeks. For milder cases, use of a topical corticosteroid is effective. More severe cases, especially when the disease affects that face, often require oral corticosteroids, such as prednisone. ...Read more

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Posin ivy or poison oak-- how do you get rid of it?

Posin ivy or poison oak-- how do you get rid of it?

Tincture of time: These are contact dermatitises that last 10-14 days unless there is chronic exposure. Oral steroids can shorten the course, but have significant side effects. ...Read more

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What's good to cure rash from poison ivy and poison oak?

What's good to cure rash from poison ivy and poison oak?

Poison Ivy: The best therapy is a prolonged dose of oral steroids, typically 10 or more days. Tapering steroid packs such as a 10 or 13 day "dexpak" is most effective. Shorter durations of steroids will often result in return of the rash. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has poison oak and he wants to have sex. Is it safe?

My boyfriend has poison oak and he wants to have sex. Is it safe?

Yes as long as...: He hasn't come into contact with any urushiol. You can spread the rash only if you have urushiol on your hands. Also, it can take longer for the rash to appear on certain areas of the body, especially areas such as the soles of the feet where the skin is thicker. This may give the appearance that the rash has spread from one part of the body to another. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the difference between poison ivy, poison oak?

Can you tell me what is the difference between poison ivy, poison oak?

Same allergy: Both poison ivy and poison oak.Contain the same allergen which can cause contact dermatitis in susceptible individuals. The reaction and treatment are the same. ...Read more

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Why aren't my child's hands being affected by poison oak or poison ivy?

Why aren't my child's hands being affected by poison oak or poison ivy?

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 more

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What is a good way to treat poison oak after exposure beside benedryl and calamine lotion?

Poison oak: If you have a moderate to severe rash, you may need to see your doctor. He or she may prescribe corticosteroid pills. These medicines may help improve or clear up the rash more quickly. Prescription corticosteroid creams, ointments, gels, or shots may also be used. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop the itching from poison ivy or poison oak? What's the best cream?

What is the best way to stop the itching from poison ivy or poison oak?  What's the best cream?

Poison ivy: To stop the itch from poison ivy/oak, cold compresses to the rash plus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or hydroxyzine. A high-potency steroid cream usually helps. Oftentimes, oral steroids are needed to control the itch and inflammation, courtesy of your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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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 more

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I have poison oak all over my arms. Whats the best thing for it and how long does it usually take to go away?

I have poison oak all over my arms. Whats the best thing for it and how long does it usually take to go away?

Poison oak: Wash the affected areas with soap & water to remove as much of the irritating oil (urushiol) as possible; pat dry. Topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or light application of steroid (cortisone is otc) may help itching & rash. For sever reaction, see doc for either steroid injection or rx for Medrol dose pak (steroid which is tapered down over several days). Avoid scratching as that may spread oil. ...Read more

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Hi I have poison oak rashes under my kneecap and around that area. I was just wondering when you know it is starting to heal.

Hi I have poison oak rashes under my kneecap and around that area. I was just wondering when you know it is starting to heal.

You left out too muc: Where do you live? Are you sure of the cause of this? "Poison Oak" is in western US. The rash is an allergic reaction. It would be unusual for it to be confined to the area described and unusual to be the same on both sides. Eczema is common behind the knees. The duration depends on the diagnosis, 4 weeks after contact with a plant, much longer if eczema. Both respond to prescription cortisones. ...Read more

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Wife has a poison oak rash from approximately 1 week ago. No over the counter medication is working. Rash is hot to the touch has extreme pain ?

Wife has a poison oak rash from approximately 1 week ago. No over the counter medication is working. Rash is hot to the touch has extreme pain ?

See your doctor: if the rash isn't getting better, or is hot, painful or very red, it may need stronger mess. It may be infected, in which case you may need an antibiotic. Or you may have a severe allergic reaction to the poison oak, and might benefit from a steroid. You need to see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more