Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
153 Doctors are Online

What causes hot ears after treatment of poison ivy?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2012
Answered : 2645 Questions
Hi, I have been treating myself for what looks and feels like poison ivy. Using hrydrocortisone cream, calamine lotion and a little oral benedril. Symtoms are mostly gone but have recently in past hour or so noticed hot ears. Was sitting outside for an hour but in the shade. Any side effects from medicine or anything I should be concerned about? Thank You. XXXXXXX
Posted Mon, 11 Aug 2014 in Skin Rash
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome.

Hot ears is a purely circulation issue and doesn't indicate an allergic response. It resolves with time if its bothersome, you can take tab propranolol which is a beta blocker in low dose for it after consulting your doctor.

Topical creams have no systemic side effects ,only local. Benadryl has mainly CNS side effects
sedation , confusion, dizziness, pharyngeal dryness, tachycardia and others.

let me know if you have any other query if not, please close the discussion and rate my answer.

have a nice day
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor