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Foam for Poison Ivy?
dermatologist prescribed Olux Foam when I got badly infected with poison
ivy. However, I read through the enclosed information as well as other
reading and found no mentioned that this product is good for treating
poison ivy. Only scalp
treatment? Have I gone to the right doctor? -Ivy
Response: I read the
prescribing information at www.olux.com
(actual file: http://www.olux.com/prescribing_information.html)
and am guessing your derm has just decided the foam is a great way to
deliver clobetasol propionate to your poison ivy-infected skin.
He may be prescribing Olux “off label,” but that does make it a
mistake. The corticosteroid
clobetasol propionate is used to “reduce inflammation, redness,
swelling, itching and tenderness related to skin conditions,” according
to the prescribing information. This
may perfectly define how your skin is reacting to the poison ivy.
us know how it works, Ivy! -Ed