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Re: swelling under ivy rash

Subject: Re: swelling under ivy rash
Author: Debbie
Date: 8/11/2005 6:00 am
Views: 5892
Status: Approved
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Hi Eliza, that does sound odd that the swelling has not gone down in 2 days. I would apply ice or very cold cloths on the area--do not scratch anymore because that may be the problem. The coldness will take away the itch for a while. Also take ibuprofen for one day every 4 hours & see if that helps with swelling along with the cold treatment. Your clothing could also be irritating it because it is on your tummy. Try to wear light loose fitting tops to avoid rubbing, or if it is near your waistband of your pants, you should cover it with gauze if you think it is getting rubbed. Apply shea butter, cocoa butter or vitamin E cream. If you see no improvement a day after that, I would give the doc a call. Hopefully it is not infected. You will know if you see a red streak coming from the area, or it is hot, swollen, painful or tender, and/or developing pus. I hope you feel better soon! [email protected]

swelling under ivy rash (Approved)eliza8/10/2005 7:10 pm
  Re: swelling under ivy rash (Approved)Debbie8/11/2005 6:00 am