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what to do for poison ivy rashes?

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Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) caladryl or calamine lotion, if it gets bad, you might need to go to doctor to get steroid injection and/ or Prednisone pills.
Answered on Jul 25, 2015

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