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A 28-year-old male asked:

I had poison ivy/oak on back of neck and treated with topical cortisone cream. the skin feels itchy dry and flakey 3 weeks past, what should i do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Moisturize: Apply a thick moisturizer such as vaseline to soothe the skin. If the condition continues, a steroid cream will help. Over the counter Hydrocortisone cream may not be strong enough but worth a try. If all fails, see your doctor for a prescription topical steroid.
Last updated Aug 18, 2015

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