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Contact dermatitis, poison oak, how to make it go away quickly?

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Dr. Suresh Anand
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Poison oak rash

It is one of the most common forms of contact dermatitis.
Treatment of itching includes sarna anti itch lotion, cool compresses and oral antihistamines. For cool compresses one can put a cap full of listerine in the water. Menthol and alcohol in listerine have a cooling effect and help itching. Ultimately oral and topical corticosteroides are most effective.

In brief: Poison oak rash

It is one of the most common forms of contact dermatitis.
Treatment of itching includes sarna anti itch lotion, cool compresses and oral antihistamines. For cool compresses one can put a cap full of listerine in the water. Menthol and alcohol in listerine have a cooling effect and help itching. Ultimately oral and topical corticosteroides are most effective.
Dr. Suresh Anand
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: Steoids

If otc topical preparations aren't doing the trick for you, and/or the rash is widespread, oral steroids are the way to go.

In brief: Steoids

If otc topical preparations aren't doing the trick for you, and/or the rash is widespread, oral steroids are the way to go.
Dr. Ted King
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