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Poison Ivy, Face, forehead, hands, arms, back, trunk, itch is not terrible, new eruptions, topicals, benedril. How long will new rashes continue?

I have a pretty good case of poison ivy. Face, forehead , hands, arms, back, trunk. I came into contact 8 days ago, my itch is not terrible. My face seems to be improving, however, new eruptions are occurring each morning such as my torso. I am only using topicals and benedril. How long can new rashes continue to develop? I am not wanting to use steroids for this otherwise self limiting disorder, any suggestions?
Asked On : Wed, 23 May 2012
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Hello thanks for using Health Care magic
I would be pleased to answer your question .

I suggest you should take a better anti histamine like Allegra 180 mg in the morning and Claritine 5 mg at night . I suggest you to take the treatments for a period for 10 days . this will slowly help in reducing the new rashes from developing .
Thanks and take care . there is no need to take steroids presently , however if you get symptoms like breathing difficulties , lip or eyelid swelling intake of a steroid would be mandatory .
You can visit a Dermatologist if your condition does not improve after 10 days .

Thanks and take care
Answered: Wed, 23 May 2012
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