What is the treatment for poison ivy rash?

Poison Ivy. If the rash is widespread or results in a large number of blisters, your doctor may prescribe an oral corticosteroid, such as prednisone, for poison ivy treatment. If a bacterial infection has developed at the rash site, your doctor will likely give you a prescription for an oral antibiotic. Prescription topical steroids are also helpful.

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How long would a pt have to have a poison ivy rash or how severe would it have to be for the Dr to suggest Kenalog injection as treatment?

Poison Ivy is bad. Poison ivy can be treated with I.M. Kenalog, but I prefer a course of oral prednisone because it does not supress the adrenal gland as long as a Kenalog injection and can be stopped when the rash is gone. Read more...

Is post-inflammatory hypopigmentation common after poison ivy rash? Permanent? If not, how long to go away? Any cosmetic treatment options?

Possible. especially if you had scratched the area heavily. I would give it at least 3 months to see if the pigment would return before doing anything about it since the chances for repigmentation is quite good. Read more...

I have a poison ivy rash help me please?

Cold compresses. Confirm poison ivy:touch a plant? Touch something that had the plants oil? Nearby when poison ivy brush was being burned. Rash: itches, may blister, last 1-3 wks. Avoid itching, cool wraps/cloths to area, hydrocortisone/calamine to soothe, if blistering try burrows solution or products with aluminum acetate. See doc if:severe rash, involves face/genitals, swelling, worse at 2-3wks, infection. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a poison ivy rash?

Poison ivy. Signs and symptoms of a poison ivy rash include: redness, itching, swelling, blisters, often, the rash looks like a straight line because of the way the plant brushes against the skin. But if you come into contact with a piece of clothing or pet fur that has urushiol on it, the rash may be more spread out. Read more...