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Steroid Use To Treat Poison Ivy Stunt Penis Growth
Poison ivy: Poison ivy is an allergic contact dermatitis, caused by ivy and certain other plants, like sumac and mango. If you are allergic to these plants, even tiny bits of the sap will cause a terribly itchy rash that can last up to two weeks. The rash will occur where ever the sap touches your skin, including getting sap from your hands onto your penis, when you urinate. It can be treated with cortisone. ...Read more
There are several different types of steroids. Anabolic steroids are often used to gain muscle mass and are the "steroids" that are baned in professional sports/olympics, etc. These can be dangerous if taken innapropriately. Corticosteroids are used commonly to treat inflammation and are found in many different medications, and can be used in joint injections, etc. Hope ...Read more
I used Triamcinolone Acetonide cream to treat poison ivy. Now I have a rash on my arms, stomach and thighs. Can this be from the steroid cream?
Contamination: Although allergy to steroid is possible, it is very rare. Your continuing problem is likely from contact with articles which have been contaminated by the resin of poison ivy. Be sure to wash out everything during that outing with laundry detergent (shoes, tools, car seat etc) else it will be acting like Freddie in Friday the 13 for you. ...Read more
Poison ivy rashes: Those are contact dermatitis rashes due to contact with the oil (urushiol) found in all parts of the plant. The more oil you come to contact with the more symptoms you get ranging from simple skin redness to blistering lesions. If untreated, it lasts anywhere from 10 days to 3 weeks. It would last longer if your skin is more severe e.g. Blister forming. Oral or topical steroid hasten the healing. ...Read more
Could the steroids that are used to get rid of poison ivy still give you the physical effect of ones athletes use?
Poison ivy: Not until it is gone.Get a more detailed answer ›
If there is any: Urushiol on his penis - it should be cleaned off first. If he has broken, painful skin - it would be better to wait until he has healed more. ...Read more
Will swelling/redness from poison ivy eventually go away on its own or is a course of steroids absolutely necessary? Am hesitant to go steroid route.
Yes, can go: On its own, but will take time, depending on many factors: severity, location, complications, etc. Steroids given under doctor's supervision, topically / systemically will be helpfull, if your doctor judges so, usually short course of prednisolone would help, together with other measures, follow your doctor's recommendations, good luck ...Read more
I was exposed to poison ivy over a year ago and developed a rash from it. The rash has not gone away, I am not sure why. I have tried steroids and ove?
Dermatologist: If your rash still is active after all this time, it's time to get an accurate diagnosis from a dermatologist. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Swelling in groin from poison ivy what is the best course of action without harsh creams or steroids?
My bf has poison ivy on his penis &says it doesn't bother him. We had unprotected sex can this hurt or effect me?
My face is swollen and I've had poison ivy for about a month could my face be that way cause I've had 6 steroid shots?
Repeated contact: If this is indeed from poison ivy, then it is from repeated exposure. Have you washed off all items which might have been exposed to poison ivy over a month ago? Car seats, floor mats, shoes, tools, clothing, walking stick, hat etc. The resin of poison oak remains allergenic for at least a year and dish detergent is the answer. ...Read more
Maybe: Topicals tricky around the eye, so if bad enogh, shot better choic. ...Read more
Yes: If exposed to the leaves or if the resin is on your hand and you touch your penis. ...Read more
A few days ago I penis and scrotum started to itch. Not thinking about it I started to rub and scratch it. Now I see what looks like poison ivy.?
I had sex with my boyfriend who had poison ivy on his penis/genitals. Will this hurt me internally? . .
I've gotten poison ivy for just about a month now and got the steroid shots and prescription cream. Could there be a easier way of treatment?
Unfortunately no: Other than avoidance, the medications that you have taken provide the best and quickest form of relief. When possible try to cover up as much as possible when you are in areas where poison ivy may be prevalent. However, that can be quite uncomfortable in the summer months. ...Read more
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