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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

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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Fastest way to get rid of poison ivy?

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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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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How can you get rid of poison ivy?

How can you get rid of 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

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How much time it take get rid of poison ivy?

How much time it take get rid of poison ivy?

Poison ivy: Mild cases can last 5 to 12 days. In severe cases the symptoms may last a month or longer. ...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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Can i tell me how i can get rid of poison ivy fast?

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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Can i tell me how i can get rid of poison ivy the first time?

Steroid: You need to first clean up everything which could possibly touched the ivy resin with detergent (yes and that includes your shoes). Then apply topical Hydrocortisone ointment or cream several times a day to reduce the inflammation. When the involvement is expensive, you may need to take a course of oral cortisone. ...Read more

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Please tell me some ways to get rid of poison ivy on the face?

Poison ivy: Unfortunately, there is no quick answer. Time along with topical and oral steroids as well as salves to reduce inflammation and pain may help. Antihistamines might be helpful. ...Read more