Antihistamine for poison ivy

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I have had poison ivy for almost two weeks. Monday since it had spread to my legs from my arms, I went to a doctor. He gave me a shot, some methylprednisol, and other pills for the itch. I'm am waking up at night itching. Also, I'm treating the itch with calamine lotion and other creams for itch. How long does it usually take for the itch to stop. Thanks.
About 2 weeks ago I developed poison ivy on my ankles and up to my knees, a week later i started having an itchy red rash by my genitals mostly inner thighs, do you think this is poison ivy, or should I be worried?
An 11 day old poison ivy rash on the back of both legs has now finally started to scab over. Has the rash run its course? Any other symptoms to be aware of? No itch now, only large rash and very painful.
I have a serious allergy to poison ivy and it seems that i can get it just by thinking of it. I have got it from head to tow before (and everywhere in between) I work outside and also urinate outside while at work. I have got it on my penis very badly before from doing so. Ever since the first time i got it on my penis it seems as though it has a tenancy to reappear there from time to time.even in the winter.
I have red pust pimples all over my arms stomache and lower thighs but on my upper left thigh i have a really big red angry looking rash that i think it might be a yeast infection i dont know what they are i have never had yeast infection or poison ivy before they both keep spreading and they itch really bad and the anti itch power i got for my thight isn't working.
Could this be Poison Ivy giving him fits or something this time from the diarrhea and vomiting? The Poison Ivy is growing around an old pipe in the ground. This would be about the right height and right spot where the itching and bumps are. I love my little dog and glad I was able to rescue him. Just his allergies wear me out, wear my check book out and I'm sure wears him out. Is there any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any help!
Then I remembered that my boyfriend said he'd come in contact with poison ivy about a day before I noticed anything. He's immune, so he wouldn't have noticed it and didn't bother to wash himself. Could I have contracted poison ivy from the oil still on his skin and clothes? I would like to think it is as simple as poison ivy, but the rash seems too sporadic for that, and doing research on skin rashes the last couple of days, I've become very worried that it might be scabies.
Onward sunday i notice these red marks with rise skin that was extremely itchy even today(tuesday) I brush it off as me getting biten but no mosqutio bite ever looked like this on me. Could I have maybe caught poison Ivy or oat??? Does these look anything at all similar to poison ivy? If yes I am presently using Anthisan Cream and taking Benadryl as my friend said these would help . My question is do i need to see a doctor or can i just wait it out and will these spots leave any marks..
realizing i touched my penis with my hands, which had most likely touched TONS of poison ivy plants. NOW, 4 days pass. i get this stupid rash on the underside shaft of my penis. itching, red, looks all abnormal shaped like poison ivy breakout. well, its still here, i have been putting some diprolene, which is a low dose cortisone on it, and its still there. any ideas? should i get an STD test, or do you think its poison ivy?
Having said that, I'm not at all sure what would cause such a contact reaction in such an unusual distribution (it isn't poison ivy, for instance.) You should see a dermatologist as soon as you can. I have little doubt that this can be treated and that it will leave no scars, since contact dermatitis, no matter how blistery, is just in the epidermis, so when it goes away it's gone. Congratulations on your newborn. Best. Dr.
Thanks!!! I think it was antibiotic but Im not 100% sure. They said it was poison ivy which I had before but since it started on my ear it felt completely different from before. The prescription included 8 tubes of ointment, but since each tube was $50 I only bought one but it really worked and the rash was gone in about 2-3 days. thanks again!
It started as a few small little itchy blisters, similar to poison ivy...was seen by MD who confirmed as such last Friday. Two days ago, it became what I just described. I've seen ringworm before (2 wrestling boys in family), and it's not that. Please help!
Rash on arms no idea how I got it I dont remember touching poison ivy, I was sleeping and felt itchy so I scratched it and im sure I made it worse the pictures are about 3 days old
I too have a reoccurring patchy, dotty rash only on my arm/arms that started as severe as poison ivy which is what is was misdiagnosed several times as but has never gone away or come back looking like poison ivy. I have had poison ivy and it is very different from what this is too. Yet there it is still surfacing strangely leaving marks on my arm like I've never had in my entire life.
On WebMD it said that one of the possibility's is an allergic reaction, poison ivy/or oak, or dermatitis. My sister had dermatitis not too long ago, but they said it wasn't contagious. Is it possible I have that? I haven't been alergic to anything that I know of, and I have had poison ivy and it didn't look like this I don't think, but maybe poison oak? I was told it looks different. What can I do to treat it too?
The first thing for you to do is to talk to your pharmacist for OTC topical to help control the itching. Some people recommend an antihistamine like Benadryl. If you start breaking out in other areas, it will be time to see your doctor. It is possible for it to become systemic which will require an oral steroid like prednisone or Mederol (methylprednisolone). Feel better. God bless.
can herpes look like poison ivy? will they come back in one small controlled area or will they show up on differerent parts of the penis?
For the past week I've had an area on my left thigh that has been itching me like crazy, I thought it was just poison ivy or poison oak, but the more I thought about it the less likely that it was that due to my lack of being in the outdoors and what not. The area in question is red, bumpy, warm, and blotchy. I wear boxer briefs and its located in the area right above where the bottom of them hits. I'd say it's expanded slightly in width, but not in height.
It can also be an allergic reaction to jewelry, washing detergent or clothing. Poison ivy, poison oak, environmental allergens etc can all be the cause. It is difficult to diagnose on net. Please consult a skin specialist. Take care!
In the major areas (elbows, armpits, knuckles and thighs) it looks like the beginning stages of poison Ivy. I am fairly confident that it is not poison Ivy since I have had poison Ivy dozens of times and it does not appear like this. The rash also appeared in an area where I had a "boot" (soft cast on my foot) from a previous injury, and thus could not have been spread there. The rash now itches and is making my fingers ache when i make a fist.
About a week ago I developed some itchy red spots on my left side just under my breast area. They itched mildly for about 5 days (nothing as intense as poison ivy) and Itch-X stopped the itching. Now they appear to be healing but have become painful. There is one larger spot on the left side of my back that started itching after the rest stopped. I've never had anything like this and am wondering what it might be. Thank you.
It looks just like poison ivy but it is not in a line like poison typically is. There are small red dots all over the place. What could this be and how can i treat it?
It was actually inside my belly button and very itchy. I thought it was poison ivy so i tried the cream you use for that but it didn't work. It hasn't gotten any better and is still red and itchy. If anyone knows what it is then please tell me!
There is no fever, diarrhea, or fatigue involved. What do you think it could be? Could an acute infection appear this quickly? Does poison ivy, oak, or sumac show up this fast? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/239755'>Round Rash</a>.
i have been trying dermasill it seems to be helping. i do get poison ivy very easy. from the pics online they look like molluscum to me. i have no other sick symptoms.
but yesterday my hands broke out in a weird rash. They look like i have poison ivy. since i work at a restaurant, i thought it could be a latex allergy, although i have been in the industry for 15 years and never had a problem. But now my feet and even my ears are breaking out, and its starting to get painful. I have taken a b 12 supplement and potasium vitamin, plus the 5 htp this wk, but have taken them all before with no reaction.
The common possibilities are contact dermatitis, irritant or allergic after exposure to any allergen. Poison ivy, hives, shingles, eczema are few other possibilities. Avoid scratching as it can lead to secondary infection and scarring. Take an antihistamine like hydroxyzine for relief in itching. See a dermatologist. Treatment will depend on the specific cause. I hope you find this information useful. Do keep me posted. Best luck and regards!
My lips are getting better as my genitals seem to itch more. Hot showers are worse just like for poison ivy. What else can this be? Some of us don't have money to see a doctor that send us to another doctor who then says oh you only need this little prescription for $30! That's why we are on here to get some opinions! We know we need to see a DOCTOR!!
It could be a number of things: poison ivy/sumac/oak, allergic reaction which will cause hives ( have you used any new products lately; body soap, laundry soap, perfumes,etc.) I have very sensitive skin and certain products make me get hives. Impataigo or scabies. I would definetely go see a doctor. Aveeno has some good products to help relieve itching, they have one that you put in the bath and soak in it has oatmeal in it. Oatmeal is a natural anti-itch remedy. Go see your doc though.
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