How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr Basu Your Own Question
Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 28221
Experience:  MD
23744323
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr Basu is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I think my son got poison ivy on a float trip. What is the

Customer Question

I think my son got poison ivy on a float trip. What is the best way to treat it?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

mysticdoc :

Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

Poison ivy related symptoms can be treated with over the counter hydrocortisone ointment twice daily.

mysticdoc :

Benadryl tablets will help with the itching.

mysticdoc :

Application of ice also helps with the swelling.

mysticdoc :

However, if these medications do not provide relief within 24 hours, then a steroid course will help with the more severe reactions.

mysticdoc :

Please also discuss with his doctor.

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
mysticdoc : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
mysticdoc : Hi there,
I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
mysticdoc : Poison ivy related symptoms can be treated with over the counter hydrocortisone ointment twice daily.
mysticdoc : Benadryl tablets will help with the itching.
mysticdoc : Application of ice also helps with the swelling.
mysticdoc : However, if these medications do not provide relief within 24 hours, then a steroid course will help with the more severe reactions.
mysticdoc : Please also discuss with his doctor.