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How do I cure poison ivy

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Dr. Luis Matos
Integrative Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wash skin soon after

The plant oils contain urushiol.
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.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated.

In brief: Wash skin soon after

The plant oils contain urushiol.
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.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated.
Dr. Luis Matos
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Poison ivy

Allergic reaction to plant best treated by steroids either topical or systemic.
Best to see physician for quikest resolution. Don't scratch breaking open or excoriating skin can lead to infection.

In brief: Poison ivy

Allergic reaction to plant best treated by steroids either topical or systemic.
Best to see physician for quikest resolution. Don't scratch breaking open or excoriating skin can lead to infection.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Dr. Kenneth Smith
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