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Why Does Poison Oak Not Seem So Bad
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
Hygiene important : One of the most important things is to keep the skin clean with 1-2 showers/day. Keep the fingernails short. For itch, an non-prescription med like loratidine (claritin) can help. If the areas involved are not head to toe, a cortisone cream can help. See what the local pharmacy has in the skin section for this. Talk with your doctor for additional pointers. Not fun, so hope it clears up soon! ...Read more
I have clobetasol .05% ointment left over from the last time i had had poison oak. This time I have it in a bad spot. Can I use this on my penis?
Probably: Clobestasol in a very potent steroid but in your situation, using it for a few days would not likely cause much side effects even though it is unlikely to be formulated for your penis. Be sure wash off everything which might have touched poison oak with a laundry detergent ( except your penis). ...Read more
Poison Oak rash. bad on armsthighhipmild bit on penishandsbits elsewhereitching getting bettertried calamine, and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) for infection?
Poison oak care: Potent topical steroid for a few days may be needed to clear the acute lesions. Clean every article which might possibly been touched by the poison oak resin with laundry detergent (shoes, clothing, car seat, car mat, tools, sports equipment ), else you will get it back again. You may try Aloe vera or Arnica but topical steroid would be your best bet. Not an infection, polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) not needed. ...Read more
Poison oak treatment: Generally the treatment of topical. Cleaning the scan and using antimicrobial soap such as die was important to prevent infection. I would start with an over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone ointment applied twice daily. If symptoms do not improve within 3 to 4 days are worse than I would seek medical help. ...Read more
Red bumps or lines->: Which may ooze some clear or slightly yellow fluid. I t probably looks the same as 'poison ivy'...Usually it occurs within a couple of days of being in the woods, garden etc..Ie., after touching it. See: http://www.Webmd.Com/allergies/tc/poison-ivy-oak-or-sumac-topic-overview and http://www.Riversideonline.Com/source/images/image_popup/ans7_poison_ivy.Jpg. ...Read more
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