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What medications help treat poison ivy, oak or sumac?

Medications to treat poison ivy, oak or sumac are aimed at relieving your symptoms. First, it is important to wash your skin to remove the oil from the plant. Then, the affected area can be treated with cortisone creams. In addition, oral Benadryl or another antihistamine can offer relief. Avoid scratching since that will spread the oil that is causing your symptoms 

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