I have poison oak, what to do?

Contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis from poison ivy, oak or sumac usually requires steroids, either topical steroid cream or oral steroids if more severe or widespread. Often prescription strength medication is needed so call your doctor.

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How do I heal poison oak?

Topical medicine . if it is not severe one can use over the counter hydrocortisone cream 1% as directed on the medicine. If it is severe you need to see a primary care physician or an allergist. Read more...

How can I treat poison oak?

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...

What does poison oak look like?

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...

How can I relieve my poison oak symptoms?

Steroids. High-potency steroid creams are helpful in mild cases, but a more severe rash will require oral steroids (prednisone). Over the counter medications are simply not powerful enough to control the intense rash from poison oak; see your physician for help. Read more...

Can lidocaine help release the itch of poison oak?

May be. not the mainstay for treatment of poison ivy rash, steroids are better, if need be use the lowest effective dose topically for the shortest effective duration, you can suffer rebound itching with prolonged use, it's a prescription medication. Read more...