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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:
August 19, 2013
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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