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Cures for poison ivy and oak?

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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
4 doctors agree

In brief: See below

mild cases can probably be treated with a steroid cream. severe cases usually require oral steroids.

In brief: See below

mild cases can probably be treated with a steroid cream. severe cases usually require oral steroids.
Dr. Michael Sanders
Dr. Michael Sanders
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Not really a "cure"

Technically there really isn't a "cure".
Most every patient will recover without doing anything. However, treatment certainly makes one feel a heck of a lot better in the process. Poison ivy and oak and sumac are all allergic reactions to the resin on the plants. If you are allergic (and many people are or will be) then you will have a reaction every time you have contact with the plant.

In brief: Not really a "cure"

Technically there really isn't a "cure".
Most every patient will recover without doing anything. However, treatment certainly makes one feel a heck of a lot better in the process. Poison ivy and oak and sumac are all allergic reactions to the resin on the plants. If you are allergic (and many people are or will be) then you will have a reaction every time you have contact with the plant.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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