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The first thing to do, if you have not already done this, is to take a shower and clean the area around your eyes, face etc with soap. This will wash away any remaining oils from the poison ivy plant.
Then, as you have already done, benadryl 50 mg up to 3x/day. Cold compresses will also help.
If you want it is perfectly safe to put some 1% hydrocortizone cream on your eyelids and around your eyes. This will help a lot with the allergic reaction.
The rest will just take time to resolve. I think you will be ok.
Does this make sense to you?
Yes this does. I had to miss work today and I really need to get this resolved ASAP. I will continue the benadryl and take the shower and wash my eyes and face with soap like Dawn.
I don't think you need to see your regular doc unless you are having more serious symptoms......but it is always best to be safe then sorry.