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How to get rid of poison oak fast before it spread all over my body?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Poison Ivy

Without proper treatment of topical and oral cortisone the rash of poison ivy can last for weeks.
See your doctor for a prescription.

In brief: Poison Ivy

Without proper treatment of topical and oral cortisone the rash of poison ivy can last for weeks.
See your doctor for a prescription.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
The allergic reaction takes place over several days only where the sap came into contact with the skin. It does not spread and is not contagious.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Soap up good/wash

Consider an encounter with poison oak like you got invisible pain on your skin.
The rash only shows up where the paint touches. If you soap up good & wash off all the antigen from the plant, it will not spread. Use a cuticle brush to remove it from under your nails. It does not spread from blisters that drain. It can take weeks to dry/ clear. IVY Dry is an OTC product & doc can Rx some others.

In brief: Soap up good/wash

Consider an encounter with poison oak like you got invisible pain on your skin.
The rash only shows up where the paint touches. If you soap up good & wash off all the antigen from the plant, it will not spread. Use a cuticle brush to remove it from under your nails. It does not spread from blisters that drain. It can take weeks to dry/ clear. IVY Dry is an OTC product & doc can Rx some others.
Dr. James Ferguson
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