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Cure for poison ivy ?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Poison ivy is a contact dermatitis and there is no cure for it.

In brief: No

Poison ivy is a contact dermatitis and there is no cure for it.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No cure but there

Are things which can help.
There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated.

In brief: No cure but there

Are things which can help.
There are specific products that you can buy that will wash the urushiol off. Some options of treating poison ivy include calamine lotion, oatmeal soaks, Hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines. Anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (clothes, shoes, gear etc.) oral steroids are sometimes indicated.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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