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What are treatments for poison ivy?

Oatmeal baths, cool compresses, and over-the-counter anti-itching medications can help decrease irritation caused by poison ivy. If a poison ivy rash continues to spread to major parts of the body, see a doctor, who can provide treatment such as medication. (This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Connecticut State University Athletic Training Education Program)
Clifford W. Bassett, MD
Allergy & Immunology

Poison ivy responds well to localized treatments, such as baking soda paste, refrigerated calamine lotion or oatmeal baths, which will help soothe inflamed skin. Watch as allergist Clifford Bassett, MD, shares some tips for treating poison ivy.

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