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What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Poison ivy: Poison ivy oil produces a severe from of irritation on the skin that needs aggressive treatment to control its symptoms. High-potency steroid creams are often prescribed. The worst forms, especially involving large areas of skin, need oral steroids.
Answered on Jun 13, 2019
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