What can I do for poison ivy?

Avoidance is best. The best treatment for poison ivy is to avoid it all together...Once the rash develops, i would recommend antihistamines to control the itch. Also, if severe, you should see your doctor for a prescription of topical steroids.
Depends on stage. Treatment for contact to the poison ivy or poison oak plant depends on the stage of exposure. If the rash is present, a doctor can prescribe steroids and antihistamines. If the exposure is recent and pre-symptoms, washing with tecnu helps remove urushiol, the oil from the poison ivy and poison oak plants that cause the blisters, itching, and pain. See your doctor and don't rub your eyes!

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What can I do for poison ivy or poison oak. Got Medicean from the dr but I think it's getting worse. It has spread up my leg an is very swollen?

Typically if it is. all over, you may need oral steroids. The way the resin from the plant spreads is actually through your nails, so cut them short and scrub them. Try soaking in tub with aluminum acetate to dry out blisters, apply topical steroid I am sure your doctor gave you after soaking 10 min at least twice aday and call doc for oral steroids if not getting better in next 24 hours. Read more...
What medicine? It is important to know what medicine was prescribed. It sounds like you may have been given a topical steroid and a antihistamine that is not controlling the rash. You probably need an oral steroid. If you are given that kind of medicine & if you are diabetic your blood sugar may rise. Read more...
More Serious. You have more than just a simple reaction to something. Please go to the ER or urgent care today. Or at least page your doctor on call for instructions. You have a treatment failure and are getting worse. Read more...
Get it seen by a doc. The problem in this scenario, is that without seeing what is going on with your leg, the process can be either a dermatologic reaction to the poison ivy or oak (then steroids are ok), or more seriously, a secondary bacterial infection causing cellulitis due to scratching the typically itchy rash caused by the plants (then antibiotics are needed). Read more...
What is medicean???? In California you have poison oak, not ivy. It is not a poison and not an oak! The plant makes an oil which causes allergic reactions. It may take 3 weeks to see all the places it got on your skin. It is not contagious. Begin with accurate diagnosis. Clobetasol gel prescription is one of several treatments to make it itch less + heal faster. Read more...

What can I do with poison ivy?

Steroids. Poison ivy is a contact dermatitis. Once one has been exposed and develops the rash then treatment options include topical steroids and it the rash is severe enough then a course of oral steroids may be considered. Oral antihistamines may be helpful for the itchiness of the rash. Read more...

Can you tell me what can I do now - poison ivy?

Poison ivy. 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.). Read more...

What can I do to treat poison ivy fast?

See doctor. If the problem is a mild one, time will heal it. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a cortisone injection for you. In the meanwhile, try apply some otc Hydrocortisone cream 3 to 4 times daily. Read more...