Poison Ivy | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Do I have poison ivy?
  • How did I get poison ivy?
  • Can I give the poison ivy to someone else?
  • What treatment do you recommend?
  • What is the best way to stop the itching?
  • Should I take an antihistamine?
  • What cream or ointment would you recommend I use?
  • Do I need to wash my clothes and gear separately from anything else?
  • I have poison ivy in my backyard. Is there a safe way to get rid of it?
  • If my symptoms don’t go away, when should I call my doctor?

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 06/05