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What to do if my 3 year old has poison ivy?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Steroid medication
Steroids are usually needed for poison ivy.
A doctor prescribes them after confirming the rash is really poison ivy. For bad rashes, oral steroids for several days are used (prednisone, prednisolone). For very mild rashes, cortisone creams can be used. A daily oatmeal bath may help. Claritin or Zyrtec each morning, plus a single Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dose at bedtime, can cut down the itching.

In brief: Steroid medication
Steroids are usually needed for poison ivy.
A doctor prescribes them after confirming the rash is really poison ivy. For bad rashes, oral steroids for several days are used (prednisone, prednisolone). For very mild rashes, cortisone creams can be used. A daily oatmeal bath may help. Claritin or Zyrtec each morning, plus a single Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dose at bedtime, can cut down the itching.
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
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In brief: POISON IVY
Poison ivy is treated with steroid cream and for a lot of itching, you can use benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Please don't let him play in your backyard there' s a lot of poison ivy.

In brief: POISON IVY
Poison ivy is treated with steroid cream and for a lot of itching, you can use benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Please don't let him play in your backyard there' s a lot of poison ivy.
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