Poison Ivy Treatment
- Oral antihistamine medications:
- Anti-itch cream:
- 1% hydrocortisone cream
- Calamine lotion
- Cold compresses
- Cool showers
Additional medication may include:
Poison Ivy Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of poison ivy rash.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- Do I need medication?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having poison ivy again?
- Will I need to see my doctor for a checkup?
Poison Ivy Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat poison ivy:
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