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Poison ivy itchiness

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Drying agents such as calamine lotion may help relieve the itchiness caused by poison ivy or rashes. Your doctor may prescribe strong steroids for extra relief.

References

Habif TP. Contact dermatitis and patch testing. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2004: chap 4.

Review Date: 10/29/2010
Reviewed By: Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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