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Poison Ivy: Exposure to plants of the Anacardiaceae family accounts for the most common allergic contact dermatitis than all other plant families. In the United States, the most important members of this family are the Toxicodendron, which include poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Contact with them exposes the skin to urushiol, which is very allergenic and results in intense itching and redness.
Poison oak rash: It is one of the most common forms of contact dermatitis. Treatment of itching includes sarna anti itch lotion, cool compresses and oral antihistamines. For cool compresses one can put a cap full of listerine in the water. Menthol and alcohol in listerine have a cooling effect and help itching. Ultimately oral and topical corticosteroides are most effective.See 1 more doctor answer
Trying to see if ok to drink beer with prednisone. Was prescribed because of contact dermatitis from poison ivy. Took 40 mg Tuesday, yesterday, and today. Down to 20 the next 3 days, then 10 for 4 more, then done. Also taking daily dose of levothyroxi
There is no: Absolute contraindication that I am aware of, and as always, everything in moderation.
Could be: If you handled his clothes that may have been in contact with the plant, you could have poison ivy. The plant oil could also have been transferred from his skin to your. Consult this site for more info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/poison-ivy/basics/definition/CON-20025866 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.See 1 more doctor answer
Cold compresses: Confirm poison ivy:touch a plant? Touch something that had the plants oil? Nearby when poison ivy brush was being burned. Rash: itches, may blister, last 1-3 wks. Avoid itching, cool wraps/cloths to area, hydrocortisone/calamine to soothe, if blistering try burrows solution or products with aluminum acetate. See doc if:severe rash, involves face/genitals, swelling, worse at 2-3wks, infection.
Cool compresses: And soaking with warm water may cleanse the open blisters but only oral Prednisone will heal the lesions. Many physicians prescribe topical corticosteroids. Once the rash reaches the blistering, oozing stage these medications cannot effectively penetrate the injured skin. That's why one must use oral Prednisone at this point.
Red areas: Irregular red plaques in areas of exposure with vesiculization.
Poison Ivy: Poison ivy rash- you can tell if you know that your child was playing in it or near it. The rash is usually linear. In a straight line and blistery. It will itch and the scratching can spread the poison ivy oil to other areas. If you are unsure, have your child seen as rashes are hard to diagnose without seeing them.See 1 more doctor answer
2 to 10 days: The speed of a poison ivy rash depends on the thickness of the application of the oil responsible for the contact dermatitis (urushiol). Heavy applications erupt within 2 days; lighter hits take up to 10 days. If you think you have had contact, wash with soap and water asap and you may never get a rash. You can also get poison ivy up to a year after plant contact with tools, clothing, etc.
Delayed rash: Depending on the amount of exposure and the thickness of the skin affected 24-72 hours after exposure.
Is it possible to get a rash from poison ivy in an area of the body that the ivy didn't come into contact with it?
Maybe U didn't know: It is likely that u touched the ivy somehow/somewhere and touched the areas u don't expect to see. You can try some otc products such as calamide/caladryl which can help drying it out and reduces itching. Hydrocortisone may help a bit, but this is quite weak. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help with itching as well. If these don't help, u may need to see doc for stronger meds via prescriptions. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer