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Treatment for poison ivy on penis. Is steroid cream ok to use?

Treatment for poison ivy on penis. Is steroid cream ok to use?

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

Steroid Use (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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How can I treat poison ivy on my penis?

How can I treat poison ivy on my penis?

Poison ivy: The same way as poison ivy anywhere else on you body. Topical cortisone cream (otc) or, if that doesn't clear it, oral prednisone. See you physician if otc Hydrocortisone does not work. ...Read more

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How can I treat poison ivy/ poison oak on my penis?

How can I treat poison ivy/ poison oak on my penis?

Topical cortisol: Over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream may be sufficient, or your physician may give you a stronger topical glucocorticoid cream such as triamcinolone or a short course of oral glucocorticoids. This must be miserable -- good luck. ...Read more

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How long would poison ivy last if you start taking steroids?

How long would poison ivy last if you start taking steroids?

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

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Could the steroids that are used to get rid of poison ivy still give you the physical effect of ones athletes use?

Could the steroids that are used to get rid of poison ivy still give you the physical effect of ones athletes use?

No: Short term use of oral steroids (like a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak or equivalent)for a week or two for tx. Of poison ivy or similar condition will not affect your body habitus. If you have further concerns contact your pcp. ...Read more

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My husband has poison ivy on his penis. Can we still have sex?

My husband has poison ivy on his penis. Can we still have sex?

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

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Please help, how much longer will my poison ivy last on steroids?

2-3 weeks: Untreated poison ivy resolves in about two to three weeks. Treated with a high enough dose of steroids for long enough, there should be significant improvement within 48 hours and almost full resolution in 10 days. ...Read more

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How is it possible to get poison ivy on my penis?

Yes: If you have urushiol on your hands and than handle your penis - it can happen. ...Read more

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I think I have poison ivy on my penis, what's the best cure?

Pants near plants: Poison ivy itches for several days, regardless of therapy. Try to keep the affected area clean, dry, and consider some topical Hydrocortisone cream. And eliminate your exposure with pants! ...Read more

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I have Poison ivy on the tip of my penis and I don't know What to do. What Can I use to cure it?

Loving care: You can try calamine lotion to keep it dry, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter for any itching. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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I think I have poison ivy on my penis, what's the best treatment for it?

I think I have poison ivy on my penis, what's the best treatment for it?

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

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Swelling in groin from poison ivy what is the best course of action without harsh creams or steroids?

Swelling in groin from poison ivy what is the best course of action without harsh creams or steroids?

Groin?: Anywhere else? Are you sure it is due to "poison ivy"? Exactly what are the "harsh creams" or "steroids" that you fear? If you are in distress, see a Dr, preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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 bf has poison ivy on his penis &says it doesn't bother him. We had unprotected sex can this hurt or effect me?

No: If the area has been washed after the exposure, the rash would not be transmitted to another person. As to how he got poison ivy on his penis, that's another subject. Do encourage you to practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Poison ivy on penis, when can we have sex?

Poison ivy on penis, when can we have sex?

Until it heals: Poison ivy is not transmitted from person to person unless the resin from the ivy is still present on the skin. You can have sex any time you can handle it. ...Read more

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Could poison ivy on a penis spread?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy spreads by contact so any part of your body you touch after handling your penis can be affected. ...Read more

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How could someone get poison ivy on your penis and testicles?

Yes: If exposed to the leaves or if the resin is on your hand and you touch your penis. ...Read more

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I had sex with my boyfriend who had poison ivy on his penis/genitals. Will this hurt me internally? . .

Poison ivy: It depends upon how recently he got poison ivy. After exposure the antigen becomes fixed to the skin. If a few days have gone by and the allergic reaction has developed the antigen can no longer come off the skin and spread. Your can't catch poison ivy from the rash. ...Read more

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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?

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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