What do I do if poison ivy got into my eyes?

Steroids. If you were exposed to poison ivy in your eyes and you are allergic to it then see your doctor or go to the emergency room because you should be on oral steroids to prevent a significant allergic reaction. Wash the poison ivy out as soon as possible.

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What do I do for swelling of my face and eyes due to contact with poison ivy?

See MD. A recent event with poison ivy, especially involving the eyes can be very painful. Many docs will put patients on a ultra short course of prednisone, that should get you through the acute phase. Call, and feel better! Read more...

I have poison ivy outlining both of my eyes. I applied triamcinolone around and under them. Next day I woke up with two big wrinkles under eyes? Help

Go to an eye dr! Triamcinolone is not one of the best or safest drugs to use around your eyes. There are special eye ointments/creams containing steroids that only an eye doctor can prescribe accurately, because any steroids that get in the eye can increase your intraocular eye pressure. Plus, when swollen lids deflate, they appear wrinkled. So, have an expert eye doctor check this out. Read more...

My face, eyes, and neck are itchy. Feels like poison ivy but there is no rash. Face is a bit puffy. Do you know what might be causing this?

Contact allergen. It may be from something you are using from the neck up. Find out what new products you have recently added prior to the first breakout. In the meanwhile, try Hydrocortisone cream. If problem persists, consult a dermatologist. Read more...

Several spots of poison ivy histamine bumps, have caked with Calamine lotion but spreading to eyes, best way to get oils off?

Poison ivy. If you had an exposure to poison ivy, you should wash yourself and all clothing/ items you wore at the time of exposure .Poison iv is an allergic reaction so sometimes the spread is due to worsening allergic reaction. If it is spreading you should seek medical attention as you may need oral steroids ( prednisone) to get the reaction under control. Calamine may be insufficient. Hope this helps. Read more...
Contamination. The spread is from the resin on clothing and items contaminated by the poison ivy resin. You need to wash out everything and wipe clean any article including your shoes, car's floor mat etc. which might have come into contact with poison ivy. It is the resin which has caused the spread since poison ivy lesion is only localized to the area of contact. Try hydrocortisone cream in the meanwhile. Read more...