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How can skin allergy caused by poison ivy be treated?

I have contracted poison ivy but it has caused my lips to swell (no contact) and then my face to break out in a dark pink place on my face. The itching and contact place was my right hand and it continues to itch and no places occur on other fingers. I was given a steroid injection and hydroxyl pam and topical cream triamcinolone Acetone .5% Nothing has helped it continues to spread on my neck. The majority of all my issues is on the right side of my body.
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per your case history of poison ivy rash, my treatment advice is -
1. Avoid using any new products like soap or perfume.
2. Apply a mild antibiotic plus steroid cream like fusiderm-b cream twice daily on it.
3. Take an antihistamine medication like levocetrizine twice daily for 7-10 days.
4. Other treatment options are oral antibiotics, oral steroid taken only after consulting a dermatologist.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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