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A rash caused by
poison ivy, oak, or sumac may itch and produce
blisters. Try the following suggestions and medicines to help relieve these
Medicines that relieve itching include:
Medicines that dry out oozing blisters include:
If you have a severe rash from poison ivy, oak, or sumac, talk to
your doctor. You may need prescription
Do NOT use the following medicines. They may
increase sensitization and/or cause more skin problems:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofFebruary 5, 2016
Current as of:
February 5, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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