What's the best treatment for a vicious case of Poison Ivy?
My skin itches so bad I feel like tearing myself apart but I know if I scratch it it gets worse so what is the best way to get some relief? Is there a shot you can get from the doctor?
Asked by Cher Jencks 6 months ago.
Your doctor can give you a shot such as Aristocort (a corticosteroid) and/or oral corticosteroids, to decrease the contact dermatitis that exposure to the poison ivy has caused. He/she may also recommend a topical hydrocortisone cream, or a diphenhydramine ("Benadryl") to help with the itching. While scratching doesn't generally cause poison ivy to spread (by the time the blisters form, the urushiol (poison ivy oil) is usually no longer on your skin), it can end up causing an infection. See your doctor. Answered by Jeannie Hempfling 6 months ago.
Yes there is a shot that you can get from the doctor. I am not sure what the name of it is but I have had it before. So I would recommend going to the doctor. Hope this helps. Answered by Laquanda Exton 6 months ago.
Should I use vitamin e for chicken pox scar. I bought a bottle on ebay, hoping it helps a scar I have be?
better, but I just read on site that it can actually worsen it putting it directly on an old scar. Any suggestions, should I use this vitamin e lotion on my face or not. Or what can I do.
Asked by Maggie Amancio 6 months ago.
Vitamin E does NOT get rid of any type of scars. I quote from the abstract of a study titled, "Failure of topical steroids and vitamin E to reduce postoperative scar formation following reconstructive surgery". "One hundred fifty-nine operative procedures for postburn contractures of interdigital webs (96), the axilla (46), or the neck (17) were prospectively randomized to be treated postoperatively for four months with a topical steroid (Aristocort A), topical vitamin E, or the base cream carrier for these drugs. The nature of the medication was blinded both to the patient and to the evaluator. Patients were followed for one year. Observations were made for range of motion, scar thickness, change in graft size, and ultimate cosmetic appearance. No beneficial effect of either vitamin E or topical steroid could be demonstrated. However, adverse reactions occurred in 16.4% of patients receiving active drug, compared to 5.9% treated only with base cream. Interestingly, the grafts initially contracted and subsequently grew to be a size larger (about 20%) than the original graft by one year. It is concluded that neither topical steroid nor topical vitamin E is effective in reducing scar formation after grafting procedures for reconstruction for postburn contractures." Answered by Garnet Naftel 6 months ago.
Can a steroid shot for poison ivy mess up or delay your period? mine was 2 week late and very very light.?
Also, I've taken 6 pregnancy test and all are Neg! Could my cycle just be off, or what are the chance I'm pregnant and the test aren't showing it?
Asked by Moon Western 6 months ago.
Yes, a one-time corticosteroid injection (such as Aristocort) for poison ivy can delay your period. And infections such as UTIs can also affect your periods. Your entire menstrual cycle depends on certain structures in your brain signaling your ovaries, which signal back to the structures in your brain. Various hormones are released during this procedure. This back-and-forth process can be easily interrupted by medications or illnesses. Of course, if you've had unprotected sex, you may still be pregnant. A very, very light "spotting" period can indicate implantation bleeding, which can occur when a fertilized egg implants in your uterus. Some women also don't excrete enough HCG ("pregnancy hormone") in their urine for it to be detectable; they must have a blood HCG test. As you've taken 6 pregnancy tests, you sound very worried. As you've also had infections and have taken various medications, you may want to see your physician for a blood HCG test. This may mean an extra trip to the doctor and some extra expense, but your peace of mind may be worth it. Answered by Jon Lipka 6 months ago.
See your pharmacist or Doc. A friend of mine..had the sam periods as you, and was told she had a UTI....but...later found she was actually pregnanat, and had never had a urinary tract infection... I guess her case is kinda rare though...but..just a heads-up :) x Answered by Vickie Achin 6 months ago.
Is there a cure for Dermatitis?
I don't have severe, just a few rashes on my legs but it's kinda annoying me. I went to the Dermatalogist but I would like to hear people's experiences on this and how they cured it....
Asked by Kristeen Ziebart 6 months ago.
Ask your doctor about TRIAMCINOLONE. Triamcinolone (Aristocort®, Triderm®, Kenalog®, Flutex®, Kenonel®) is a corticosteroid. It helps to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions on the skin. Generic triamcinolone skin cream, ointment and lotion are available, but not skin aerosol. Answered by Bee Keyser 6 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Is there a cure for Dermatitis? Is there a cure for Dermatitis? How long does it usually take to clear up completely? What are some great products for Dermatitis? Answered by Lonna Kietzer 6 months ago.
You state that you have “Dermatitis - Excema. Treatment of dermatitis varies, depending on the cause. These are the basic forms of dermatitis, and each have a specific treatment. Contact dermatitis - It can take as long as two to four weeks for this type of dermatitis to clear up. Neurodermatitis - Getting you to stop scratching and to avoid further aggravating your skin are the treatment objectives. Seborrheic dermatitis - You'll need to frequently shampoo, then carefully rinse your scalp. Your doctor may recommend a specific shampoo. Stasis dermatitis - Treatment consists of correcting the condition that causes fluid to accumulate in your legs or ankles for extended periods. Atopic dermatitis - Treatment typically consists of applying hydrocortisone-containing lotions to ease signs and symptoms. Perioral dermatitis - Treatment for this condition is usually with the oral antibiotic tetracycline. For all types of dermatitis, occasional use of over-the-counter antihistamines can reduce itching. As this subject is extensive, you would be advised to consult your doctor or dermatologist. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Sherron Tesauro 6 months ago.
Depends on what type of "dermatitis" you have. Sometimes this used as a generic term. You may have come into contact with something that caused the irritation (contact dermatitis) such as new soap, lotion or laundry detergent. Obviously you should stop usuing that product. You can use hydrocortizone to help with the rash as well taking Benedryl to help stop the itching (it will make you sleepy). My doctor had to prescribe a course of steroids (prednisone) for mine to finally go away. Answered by Debbi Isby 6 months ago.
Always keep your skin moisturized. Reduce itching and scratching with topical medications or antihistamines. Avoid irritating and drying substances such as perfumes or harsh detergents. Topical steroids are often used to treat dermatitis. There is a new cream called pimecrolimus cream which has less side effects than the topical steroids. Also you could try cortisone-type creams. Flucloxacillin and erythromycin are antibiotics to help dermatitis. Answered by Miriam Mcgann 6 months ago.
yes there is stop eating meat start taking super omega which comtains omega 3 omega 6 fish oil flax oil and you will see an immediate improvement although u will still have relapses if you continue to take this product and abstain from all meats it will eventually disappear i know because thats the way i cured mine. You can get the Super Omega at the Dollar General for 2 bucks so its not an expensive process and as far as not eating meat you will also see other health benefits. Answered by Brooke Uhlich 6 months ago.
Dove soap and Hydrocortisone 1% cream from your doctor. Always works for me! Answered by Phung Loshe 6 months ago.
Should I see a dermatologist for Keratosis Palaris?
The little red bumps on my arm. I haven't tried anything to get rid of them, I just want the quickest, best results. Thanks
Asked by Florencia Oczon 6 months ago.
Treatment While there is no cure for keratosis pilaris, there are palliative treatments available. The efficacy of these treatment methods is directly related to the individual's commitment and consistency of use. Creams containing the acid form of vitamin A, Tretinoin, have been shown to help. Most commonly sold under the trade name Retin-A, it is a topical retinoid medically approved in the treatment of acne. This medicine works by increasing the cell turnover rate of the outer layer of the skin, decreasing the amount of the keratin in the skin. As a result, the surface layer of the skin becomes thinner and pores are less likely to become blocked, reducing the occurrence of symptoms related to acne. While keratosis pilaris is not acne, some believe this action may be of benefit to those with KP as well. Another retinoid that has the potential to help with keratosis pilaris is Adapalene. Benefits include increased stability when applied in conjunction with other topical medications, such as benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene is a moderator of cellular differentiation, keratinization, and inflammatory processes, having both exfoliating and anti-inflammatory effects. An alternative is the prescription medication Triamcinolone. Most commonly sold under the trade name Aristocort, Triamcinolone is a synthetic corticosteroid, compounded as a cream, which has been medically approved as an anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of eczema. As the action responsible for alleviating eczema symptoms is, as with retinoid creams, the reduction amount of keratin in pores, the effect of Triamcinolone on KP is expected to be similar. As with Triamcinolone, Tretinoin or any other treatment, once therapy is discontinued, the condition reverts to its original state. However, skin treated with Tretinoin may take several weeks or more to revert to its pre-treatment condition, but may, at the same time, take several weeks or more to show optimal results, with the condition commonly worsening initially, as underlying keratin is brought to the surface of the skin. Tretinoin is considerably more expensive and dispensed in smaller quantities than Triamcinolone and other treatments. Although it may be the most effective treatment for keratosis pilaris, it is not considered the first line of treatment. The condition is often dismissed outright by practitioners as being presently untreatable, giving mere moisturizing suggestions or reassurance that the condition will improve or cease with age, typically after 30. Ignorance, accompanied with the price, availability, quantity dispensed, time taken for optimal results to be achieved, more serious side-effects, adverse reactions, and worsening of the condition in the initial treatment phase - coupled with the cheaper, safer, and easier availability of other treatments - has hindered Tretinoin from showing its potential in the treatment of this condition. Sulfur has been used for skin treatment predating modern medicine. Sulfur soaps, lotions, and exfoliants have been used successfully for treating KP. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) supplements used with some success often require dosage as high as 25g per day. Side effects can include thickening of hair and nails, and pale skin. Exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, creams, and lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids and urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Beta hydroxy acids may help improve the appearance and texture of the affected skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to their containing lactic acid, a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight is helpful as well. Coconut oil may also be helpful if applied to afflicted areas while in the shower. Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden, and, in many cases, will cause bleeding. Answered by Donald Weemes 6 months ago.
How long does it take eczema to go away after using aristocort cream or generic triamcinolone acetonide cream?
Asked by Ora Gebbie 6 months ago.
Hi Neighbor Not sure about creams you're reffering to but here are some other ideas to help the healing process. Here is a herb remedy that will work. 1. Take 1-3 droppersful of Echinacea Plus Tincture (at herbdoc.com or another qualified site) to strengthen the immune system. 2. Rub Garlic oil ALL over the affected area (Garlic will kill anything if you use enough of it) 3. Give 1-3 glasses of Activated Charcoal Slurry per day (to absorb the toxins out of the blood) 4. Mix equal parts of Aloe Vera Gel, Slippery Elm Powder and Activated Charcoal Powder together (absorbs the toxins externally) 5. Apply a thin layer of this mixture over the AFFECTED area(s). 6. Continue this treatment, until the desired Results are achieved. This is healing at it's highest point. Cause Eczema is often called Dermatitis, and may be a symptom of an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency. Eczema can be due to allergies, allergies secondary to digestive disorders such as hydrochloric acid deficiency, rashes secondary to immune diseases, genetic metabolic disorders, and/or nutritional deficiencies, especially of niacin (vitamin B3) and B6, as well as other B vitamins. To minimize your risk of developing eczema, avoid irritating substances, wear natural nonirritating materials, use soothing ointments, and check to see if dietary, nutritional, and/or and allergy-causing factors need to be considered. Other ideas that will help: Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can help speed healing: black currant and red grapes; carrot, beet, spinach, cucumber, and parsley; and wheat grass juice. Nutritional Supplementation: Vitamin A and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an omega-6 essential fatty acid found in high quantities in evening primrose oil, have both been shown to improve the symptoms of eczema. Vitamin E. Other useful supplements for preventing and reversing eczema include vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc. Topical Treatment: Apply evening primrose oil directly to cracked and sore areas of the skin. A topical paste made from ginkgo and licorice root extract has also been shown to improve eczema symptoms. Best of health to you Answered by Verlene Reep 6 months ago.
How do i get rid permanently of red dry bumpy skin?
ever since i was little i have had this type of skin on the sides of my face, all over my arms, and some parts of my chest and i want it gone. ive tried everything, can someone plz recommend something to make it go away
Asked by Lita Cordial 6 months ago.
You might have Keratosis Pilaris. There are several different types of keratosis pilaris: 1. Keratosis pilaris rubra: red, inflamed bumps 2. Keratosis pilaris Alba: rough, white, bumpy skin 3. Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii: reddish rash over the cheeks There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris. However, there are effective treatments available that make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood, though some will show signs of keratosis pilaris for life. Most of the available treatments are purely symptomatic; the one thing they all have in common is need for repetition and ongoing commitment. Some seeking treatment with the disorder may be prescribed Tretinoin or Triamcinolone cream, often by request. Triamcinolone, most commonly sold under the trade name Aristocort, is a synthetic corticosteroid medically approved as an anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of eczema, which also reduces the amount of keratin in pores. It may be of most help to those with keratosis pilaris by reducing red, inflamed bumps. Triamcinolone is typically applied three times a day. Tretinoin, most commonly sold under the trade name Retin-A, is a topical retinoid medically approved in the treatment of acne. This medicine works by causing the outer layer of the skin to grow more rapidly, which decreases the amount of the protein keratin in the skin. As a result, the surface layer of the skin becomes thinner and pores are less likely to become blocked, reducing the occurrence of symptoms related to acne. As keratosis pilaris is manifested through excess keratin in the skin, Tretinoin forms a more effective and core approach to treatment than Triamcinolone, which forms a largely symptomatic approach. Tretinoin is typically applied once a day before bed. An alternative treatment is Adapalene, a retinoid medication that is a more stable compound, is less sunlight-sensitive, has fewer general side-effects, and may be just as effective as Retin-A. Treatment of KP with Adapalene would be considered an "off-label" use of the medication. As with Triamcinolone, Tretinoin or any other treatment, once therapy is discontinued, the condition reverts to its original state. However, skin treated with Tretinoin may take several weeks or more to revert to its pre-treatment condition, but may, at the same time, take several weeks or more to show optimal results, with the condition commonly worsening initially, as underlying keratin is brought to the surface of the skin. Tretinoin is considerably more expensive and dispensed in smaller quantities than Triamcinolone and other treatments. Although it may be the most effective treatment for keratosis pilaris, it is not considered the first line of treatment. Keratosis pilaris has not been clinically researched for treatment in an unbiased manner, with all claims of success or improvement being purely marketed or anecdotal. The condition is often dismissed outright by practitioners as being presently untreatable, giving mere moisturizing suggestions or reassurance that the condition will improve or cease with age, typically after 30. General practitioners are often unable to identify the condition. Ignorance, accompanied with the price, availability, quantity dispensed, time taken for optimal results to be achieved, more serious side-effects, adverse reactions, and worsening of the condition in the initial treatment phase - coupled with the cheaper, safer, and easier availability of other treatments - has hindered Tretinoin from showing its potential in the treatment of this condition. exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, creams, and lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids and urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Beta hydroxy acids may help improve the appearance and texture of the afflicted skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to their containing lactic acid, a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight may be helpful in moderation. Coconut oil may also be helpful if applied to afflicted areas while in the shower. Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden, and, in many cases, will cause bleeding. Excessive picking can lead to scarring. Wearing clothing that is looser around the affected areas can help reduce the marks, as constant chafing from clothing, such as tight-fitting jeans, is similar to repeatedly scratching the bumps. Answered by Nguyet Rhew 6 months ago.
Go to a dermatologist to get the best results! trust me save your money! Answered by Masako Evenstad 6 months ago.
shave it with a really sharp razor ;) Answered by Karon Woltjer 6 months ago.
try some vaseline or even proactive :) Answered by Palmira Canter 6 months ago.
I Have poison Ivy!!!!!!!!!!!?
What is a good way to make it go away faster. The Itching is not too bad but it seems to get worse every day. I bought some stuff and have been using it but I would like to know if there is something that naturaly speeds up the healing process.
Asked by Tierra Withfield 6 months ago.
A physician can give you a one-time an injection of a steroid such as Aristocort. Most over-the-counter preparations provide only a little relief. My property is covered with poison ivy. I have had much experience with the stuff. Answered by Gaston Rehmer 6 months ago.
oatmeal bath, maybe Answered by Marget Simonis 6 months ago.
Itchy blisters all over body?
About 2 weeks ago I discovered tiny fluid filled bubbles in between my toes. I tried popping them but they were very stubborn. a few days later I had noticed that the bubbles had spread onto my next toe. I started applying hydrocortisone cream but apparently it hasn't helped. A few more days after the time...
Asked by Marylynn Schneidman 6 months ago.
About 2 weeks ago I discovered tiny fluid filled bubbles in between my toes. I tried popping them but they were very stubborn. a few days later I had noticed that the bubbles had spread onto my next toe. I started applying hydrocortisone cream but apparently it hasn't helped. A few more days after the time bubbles appeared all over my hands. I was going to go to the doctor but the clinic was closed all weekend. During the weekend my hands and feet have gotten worse. I now have puss filled large blister like things all over the bottom of my feet, and in between my toes, it has also spread up the side of my leg to my knee cap. My hands have also gotten very bad and incredibly itchy. I made an appointment with my family doctor for tomorrow but was curious if anyone has any idea what this could possibly be? Answered by Christine Craven 6 months ago.
I have gotten the same thing!!! It started in a few spots on my chest and has spread ALL OVER my body!!! It kind of looks like chicken pox but I have had it before...What did your doctor say? I doubt its poison ivy because it is everywhere...especially focused around knees and elbows and hands and feet...its gross and very itchy!!! My doctor just told me to take Benedryl...no diagnosis Answered by Arvilla Ifantides 6 months ago.
How did you write all that when itchy and scratchy? Well done! It's either a serious allergy or the chicken pocks. (did I write that correctly?) Hurry to the hospital because you need medical care! Answered by My Capo 6 months ago.