Joel Schlessinger MD - FAQ Poison Ivy Rashes

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Learn how to treat the symptoms of poison ivy and similar rashes from Joel Schlessinger MD.

Learn how to treat the symptoms of poison ivy and similar rashes from Joel Schlessinger MD.

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  • 1. Joel Schlessinger, MD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT POISON IVY RASHES Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/PoisonIvy for more info or to purchase the product.
  • 2. People experience an allergic reaction when they come into contact with poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac plants. The toxic oil produced by these plants, called urushiol, reacts with the skin and causes an irritating rash to develop. Why do you get a rash from poison ivy? Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/PoisonIvy for more info or to purchase the product.
  • 3. If you’ve had a brush with these plants, you may experience a rash that appears within 12 to 48 hours of exposure. Outbreaks of this condition can occur anywhere on the body and usually appear as a red, itchy and irritated rash that may develop blisters. What are the symptoms of this allergy? Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/PoisonIvy for more info or to purchase the product.
  • 4. This allergy affects individuals differently. Some people may be more sensitive to these plants than others. Symptoms can last up to a few weeks, depending on the severity of the reaction and length of exposure. How long do symptoms usually last? Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/PoisonIvy for more info or to purchase the product.
  • 5. Immediately after you notice symptoms, gently wash the area. You can apply topical solutions such as calamine lotion to temporarily relieve itching and irritation. You should also consult a dermatologist who may be able to prescribe prescription steroids to heal the rash. How can I relieve symptoms? Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/PoisonIvy for more info or to purchase the product.
  • 6. If you are going to be hiking or camping, wear long sleeves and pants to protect your skin. When you are gardening, be sure to wear gloves and avoid touching exposed areas of skin to prevent the transfer of irritating oils. How can I prevent rashes caused by plants? Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/PoisonIvy for more info or to purchase the product.
  • 7. Hydrocortisone is an effective ingredient that soothes symptoms of poison ivy and rashes caused by plants. Apply FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone daily to affected areas to heal irritated skin. FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/PoisonIvy for more info or to purchase the product.
  • 8. Obagi Nu-Derm Tolereen is another hydrocortisone product that soothes irritating symptoms quickly and effectively. This hydrating cream also creates a soft and smooth texture. Obagi Nu-Derm Tolereen Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/PoisonIvy for more info or to purchase the product.
  • 9. When you are exposed to poison ivy plants, it is important to use gentle products to avoid further irritation. Noble Formula Bar Soap contains oatmeal to reduce inflammation and gently cleanse skin. Noble Formula Bar Soap Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/PoisonIvy for more info or to purchase the product.
  • 10. Once symptoms have been treated, you can repair the skin by using a nourishing product. PCA SKIN Apres Peel Soothing Balm pHaze 11 is a calming moisturizer that hydrates to soothe the complexion and restore healthy skin. PCA SKIN Apres Peel Soothing Balm pHaze 11 Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/PoisonIvy for more info or to purchase the product.
  • 11. Here’s how you can find out more about Dr. Joel Schlessinger: - Facebook http://www.facebook.com/drjoelschlessinger - Twitter http://www.twitter.com/drschlessinger - Blogs http://drjoelschlessinger.com/ http://drjoelschlessinger.wordpress.com/ Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/PoisonIvy for more info or to purchase the product.