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What is the best way to get rid of the itch in poison ivy?

What is the best way to get rid of the itch in poison ivy?

Anti-itch creams: You can use calamine lotion (or similar), oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other antihistamines. However, oftentimes, if the area is large and involved, oral steroids are needed. See you doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Hello I have a severe case of poison ivy and have been trying to get rid of it, What is the best way?

Hello I have a severe case of poison ivy and have been trying to get rid of it, What is the best way?

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. In the meanwhile, wash and clean every potential object which might have been in contact with its resin with a laundry soap. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the quickest way to get rid of poison ivy?

Please help! what is the quickest way to get rid of poison ivy?

Poison ivy: 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. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home-grown way to get rid of poison ivy?

Soothe: The following tips will help soothe your poison ivy but don't get "rid" of it. 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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Fastest way to get rid of poison ivy?

Steroids: Topical or systemic steroids will clear it up quickly, but there may be some significant risks to using these. Calamine lotion can help with the itching. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of poison ivy on your face?

How do you get rid of poison ivy on your face?

Cortisone cream: The rash is really a type of allergy. Hydrocortisone cream will help this to fade assuming that the rash is, in fact, from poison ivy. ...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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How do I get rid of poison ivy rash?

How do I get rid of poison ivy rash?

See below: The treatment for a mild poison ivy rash is a topical steroid. The treatment for a more severe rash is a systemic steroid. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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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