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Doctor insights on: Quick Remedies For Poison Ivy

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Cures for poison ivy and oak?

Cures for poison ivy and oak?

See below: mild cases can probably be treated with a steroid cream. severe cases usually require oral steroids. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any remedies for poison ivy, oak, sumac?

Can you suggest any remedies for poison ivy, oak, sumac?

How bad is it?: If it is not severe calamine lotion may help. You can also buy an over the counter antihistamine to help with the itching. Make sure you wash any clothing or shoes that you were wearing when you got the poison ivy since they may still transmit it to you. If you are very uncomfortable i would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Home remedies for the poison ivy?

Home remedies for the poison ivy?

Wash with brown soap: This must be done right after exposure, or you can use alcohol to wash the affected area immediately. After the rash appears, this could hurt. Use oatmeal compress or bath for itching. You might need to use benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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What home-made remedies for poison ivy actually work?

None: The only effective therapy for poison ivy is to use steroids - either topically, with creams, or systemically, with tablets. Home remedies might make the itching feel a little better for a while, but won't affect the underlying allergic inflammation that is causing the rash and the itching. ...Read more

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Tips for poison ivy?

Tips for poison ivy?

See doctor: If the problem is a mild one, time will heal it. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a cortisone injection for you. In the meanwhile, try apply some otc Hydrocortisone cream 3 to 4 times daily. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for poisen ivy or oak?

What are some home remedies for poisen ivy or oak?

Posion IVY: Early on, chlorox water can help just as the vesicles start. Homeopathic rhus tox or a few others are said to help but I have no personal experience. Otherwise otc caledryl and simlar products can make you feel better. ...Read more

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What's good for poison ivy and poison oak?

Steroids: These reactions represent a contact allergy, and can be quite severe. The affected area needs to be washed thoroughly, and topical steroid creams can be applied. You can start with 1% Hydrocortisone from the drug store, but a more potent prescription cream will probably be necessary. In severe cases, oral Prednisone my be required. ...Read more

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Are there medicinal uses for poison ivy or poison oak?

Are there medicinal uses for poison ivy or poison oak?

Sort of.: An ointment of equal parts poison ivy vine, prickly ash bark, and alfalfa seeds is supposed to be good for arthritis. I donít know if it works, and i suggest you don't try to find out; there are many safer alternatives. Poison ivy is also used in homeopathic treatments, which are supposed to stimulate the body's defenses. Of course, there are conflicting claims about whether homeopathy works. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective poison ivy remedies?

Can you please recommend some effective poison ivy remedies?

Colloidal oatmeal: Bath. There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. ...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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What are some good home remedies for poison ivy?

What are some good home remedies for poison ivy?

Many may help: Many home remedies can help. One of the best is jewel weed lotion. Homeopathic rhus tox12x or 12c, 2 pellets under tongue 3x/day often helps- for other choices see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/026516_poison_ivy_remedies.Html these are available at health food stores. Also try vit c 1000 mg 4x/day or more and good old benadryl (diphenhydramine). For more ideas see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/poison_ivy.Html. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment for poison ivy or oak?

Whats the best treatment for poison ivy or oak?

Many: There are several things that can help. Probably the most common things are otc, like calamine lotion and topical steroids. Sometimes patients need prescription topical steroids and others require systemic steroids. It really depends on each patient and the severity of the reaction. ...Read more

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Are there any safe home remedies for poison ivy?

NO: Home remedies are not nearly as effective as prescriptions. Clobetasol cream will reduce itching and swelling. It will reduce the healing time. If there is severe facial swelling or if there is extensive blistering, use Prednisone 50 mg alternate days for 3 or 4 doses. You still need a 60 g tube of clobetasole. The cream is not toxic and the dermatitis is not contagious. ...Read more

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What will help treat poison ivy, oak, or sumac?

What will help treat poison ivy, oak, or sumac?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy treatments are usually limited to self-care methods, and the rash typically goes away on its own within two to four weeks. In the meantime, you can use poison ivy remedies, such as oatmeal baths and cool compresses, as well as over-the-counter anti-itch medications to relieve your signs and symptoms. In severe cases topical and oral cortisone are needed. ...Read more

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Help! I have poisen oak or poisen ivy and no medicines at home?

Help! I have poisen oak or poisen ivy and no medicines at home?

Oatmeal, tea, salt: A paste of baking soda can be applied to the areas, or warm oatmeal, or salt water compresses, or tea compresses. Lemon juice is mentioned by some but sounds a bit strong to me, if there are breaks in the skin -- acid that strong can burn. You can put oatmeal or salt in the tub and bathe in it if the rash is extensive. These help until you can see a doctor. It will last 3 weeks, so get help. ...Read more

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What are some other cures for posion ivy or posion oak besides calamine lotion?

What are some other cures for posion ivy or posion oak besides calamine lotion?

Not cures: There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. As long as you have urushiol on you, it can be spread to other areas. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. ...Read more