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What is bentoquatam?

Bentoquatam is an over-the-counter medication that's used for the prevention of poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak skin rashes. Topically-applied, it works by creating a protective coating or barrier on your skin that blocks the contact between these plants' resins and your skin. Bentoquatam belongs to a group of medications classified as skin protectants. The brand name for bentoquatam is Ivy Block.

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