Yes. Individuals who contract poison ivy are allergic to it and subsequent exposures will result in return of the rash.
Yes! Poison oak rash, a "contact dermatitis", is like an allergic reaction to the oil in the plant. Although an individual's sensitivity can vary over time, it is common to get poison oak, if you are sensitive, more than once.
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.
Avoidance is best. Topical and sometimes oral corticosteroids are needed to quiet the rash. If it is around your eyes, you need medical attention immediately. If you are exposed to poison ivy, washing it off with in 20 minutes can prevent the reaction. The material from the poison can remain active on clothes, tools gloves for up to 6 months. They need to washed. Check with your physician.
Carefully. If you are allergic to it, hire someone else to do it. Else be sure to wear long gloves, goggles, and covered every part of your body while trying to clear the ivy. Be sure to wash off everything (i mean everything) which has touched the ivy with laundry detergent afterwards. Bag the ivy in a plastic bag. Be sure that you don't contaminate the trash & don't ever try to burn it.
Ways to help it. Along: 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.
Poison ivy. If it is severe you doctor can prescribe Prednisone by mouth in addition to oral antihistamine.
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.
Poison Ivy Rash. Poison Ivy can lead to lines of red bumps that develop into fluid filled blisters that are very itchy. 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.