Franklin Park Pediatrics Pediatrician Toledo Ohio
Pediatricians in Toledo, Ohio

COMMON CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES AND CONDITIONS


POISON IVY

Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac cause the same type of rash. The rash usually lasts 2 weeks. Treatment reduces symptoms, but doesn't cure the disease. Poison ivy is not contagious to others, but can spread on the infected child's body.

HOME CARE

  • Cool soaks for 20 minutes at a time. Allow affected area to air dry.
  • Nonprescription steroid creams applied 2 times per day for 3 - 5 days
  • Wash all clothing
  • Bathe with Fels Naphthal bar soap which can be found in the laundry detergent section of most grocery stores
  • Apply Calamine lotion
  • Give Benadryl according to package dosages
  • Apply Ruhli Gel, a nonprescription, anti-itch lotion

CALL YOUR DOCTOR DURING OFFICE HOURS IF:

  • The face, eyes, or lips become involved
  • Itching interferes with sleep
  • Any big blisters develop
  • The rash becomes open and oozing
  • Signs of infection occur, such as pus or soft yellow scabs

 

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Suite 103
Toledo, Ohio 43623
419-475-5433
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