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In what way can i treat poison ivy..the itching is killing me?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 15 years experience
Poison ivy: About half of people who are in contact with poison ivy will develop skin rashes locally. Reactions are due to the sensitivity to uroshiol, the oily resin that is found in the leaves. Mild cases does not need treatment. Severe cases like uncontrolled itch, your doctor can give you an oral dose of corticosteroid for a few weeks to help relief symptoms.
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