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Experience:  Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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Had poison ivy, did a dose pk. of steroids, it cleared up. A

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Had poison ivy, did a dose pk. of steroids, it cleared up. A week later my upper body that was not exposed to poison ivy (arm, upper chest and back) started tingling, burning and also have a feeling of being stuck by pins.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?
Customer: about 1 week
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip

Are you saying there's no more rash, just the stinging feeling?

Where was the poison ivy rash located?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
there was a rash that would appear somethings and somethings just the burning, pins, tingling.Poison ivy on lower extremities and waist line.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
call please
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

OK. Thanks for the information

This is a post exposure reaction to the poison ivy and not caused by any further contact with the plant.

It's fairly easy to deal with--you need to see your doctor either for another DosePak or an injection of DepoMedrol which, if I were your doctor, I would choose for you rather than another DosePak since it's more effective for your present problem.

Please let me know if you need more information.