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How can I get rid of poison oak or poison ivy?

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Dr. James Fox
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Topica/oral steroids

Poison ivy and poison oak are types of allergic contact dermatitis, which usually will resolve spontaneously within 2 weeks.
For milder cases, use of a topical corticosteroid is effective. More severe cases, especially when the disease affects that face, often require oral corticosteroids, such as prednisone.

In brief: Topica/oral steroids

Poison ivy and poison oak are types of allergic contact dermatitis, which usually will resolve spontaneously within 2 weeks.
For milder cases, use of a topical corticosteroid is effective. More severe cases, especially when the disease affects that face, often require oral corticosteroids, such as prednisone.
Dr. James Fox
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Corticosteroids

If the affected skin is under several square inches in area then a topical corticosteroid cream or ointment can be used.
If the area is larger then an oral corticosteroi e.g. Prednisone, will probably be required.

In brief: Corticosteroids

If the affected skin is under several square inches in area then a topical corticosteroid cream or ointment can be used.
If the area is larger then an oral corticosteroi e.g. Prednisone, will probably be required.
Dr. Martin Ostro
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