Saturday, July 24, 2010

I have poison oak!!!-really itchy!!-?

OMG i hate this a lot! it itches it burns a little and whenever i do itch it it never satisfies!!! i have so many scabs from itching off my skin from the blisters on my legs its disgusting! im thirteen right-so do you think i should have to go to school with this crazy **** on my legs? i mean 8 hours of sitting there wanting to scratch places you shouldn't looks kinda weird! so idk how to totally relieve it eithere!!! i have been using calamine lotion-or however you spell that. and cleaning it-and i did put stuff that is perscription on it but it was older and didn't seem to do anything! how can i make it stop itching a little bit!? please answer-thanksssss

I have poison oak!!!-really itchy!!-?
Baking soda and water. Will help to dry it out, also help with the itch.
Reply:First, you need to stop itching, it only makes the rash worse. Second, you should go see you doctor. They will evaluate the extent of your rash and put you on medicine that will greatly improve your signs and symptoms. If it is extensive throughout your body, an oral steroid may be necessary for 5 of so days, if not, a strong topical steroid will do. For the itching, OTC Benadryl or generic is best. One to two every 6 six hours, but be probably will make you driving!!!
Reply:Benadryl topical liquid--it's clear, colorless, almost odorless--is the best itch-stopper I've ever found. I think it costs about $5.50, which seems high until you realize how much better it works than the mid-price stuff.

Any decent drugstore will have it. Go now!

Edit: I don't know if it's safe to use if you're also taking Benadryl orally. Ask the pharmacist.
Reply:The rash (allergic contact dermatitis) from poison ivy, oak, or sumac generally is mild and can be treated at home. Home treatment for the rash usually helps relieve symptoms rather than speeding up the time it takes the rash to heal.

If you know you had contact with one of these plants, immediately wash areas of the skin that may have touched the plant. Sometimes the rash can be completely avoided by washing the affected areas with plenty of water within 10 or 15 minutes of contact.

To relieve itching and help dry blisters, apply wet compresses or soak the area in cool water. Antihistamine pills or calamine lotion may help relieve symptoms.

If you have a moderate to severe rash, you may need to see your health professional. He or she may prescribe corticosteroid pills. These medicines may help improve or clear up the rash more quickly. Prescription corticosteroid creams, ointments, shots, or gels may also be used, but pills or an injection are usually more effective.

A frequent complication of the rash is infection. When this occurs, your health professional will probably prescribe a type of topical (applied to the skin) antibiotic cream if the infection is in a small area. Otherwise, you may need systemic antibiotics given by injection or prescription pills.1 To prevent infection, try not to scratch the rash, and cut your fingernails short to minimize the possibility of opening the skin and spreading bacteria.

Regardless of what type of treatment is used after a rash develops, the length of time it lasts will vary from person to person.

And there are remedies that you can use that are in your own kitchen....Take a look at the link below


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