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What to do for bad insect bites and poison oak?

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Dr. Pamela Paulhus
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Hygiene important : One of the most important things is to keep the skin clean with 1-2 showers/day. Keep the fingernails short. For itch, an non-prescription med like loratidine (claritin) can help. If the areas involved are not head to toe, a cortisone cream can help. See what the local pharmacy has in the skin section for this. Talk with your doctor for additional pointers. Not fun, so hope it clears up soon!
Answered on Dec 7, 2013

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