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What can I do with poison ivy?

What can I do with poison ivy?

Steroids: Poison ivy is a contact dermatitis. Once one has been exposed and develops the rash then treatment options include topical steroids and it the rash is severe enough then a course of oral steroids may be considered. Oral antihistamines may be helpful for the itchiness of the rash. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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What does poison ivy look like?

What does poison ivy look like?

3 leaf/red bump itch: Poison ivy has groups of 3 rounded leaves with a point at the tip, and grows as underbrush. Poison oak & sumac also have 3 leaves, thus the the saying "leaves of 3, let them be." they all cause the same rash: red, itchy bumps which may spread across the skin when scratched. If otc benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cortisone cream and calamine lotion aren't enough, you may need to see a dr. For stronger prescribed meds. ...Read more

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How long should poison ivy last?

Usually a week or so: For most cases, the rash should subside within a couple of weeks provided there is no further contact. Topical steroid hastens the recovery. The most important step would be washing all objects which might have touched the ivy with laundry detergent . Else the ivy resin will keep on causing problems for many months to come. ...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 can you do to treat poison ivy?

What can you do to treat poison ivy?

Continuing exposure.: The major approach is topical cortisone ( a prescription one) and at times oral prednisone. The resin from the poison ivy/oak can continue to cause you problem. Be sure to wash off anything which has touched the poison ivy with a laundry detergent to rid of the resin. Do not overlook the gloves, boots, or even your car seat and floor mat. ...Read more

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What medications help treat poison ivy?

What medications help treat poison ivy?

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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How do you know when you have poison ivy ?

Best guess: The diagnosis of poison ivy is typically speculative based on the appearance of the rash as well as an exposure. If you were outdoors and within 2 days develop an itchy rash, you may have poison ivy. The rash can start out as a red patch and eventually develop blisters. It typically breaks out on exposed areas that came in contact with the leaves. ...Read more

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Can poison ivy poisoning spread internally?

Can poison ivy poisoning spread internally?

Yes -- if vaporized: If poison ivy is burned, the oils vaporize, and you breathe it in -- yes, you can have internal poison ivy reactions which could be very dangerous. Sometimes this can happen accidentally, like when clearing a yard in winter, that you don't realize has poison ivy vines on trees, etc. (i've seen it happen.) poison ivy just on your skin will not "spread" internally, though. ...Read more

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