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What is the best way to stop the itching from poison ivy or poison oak? What's the best cream?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
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In brief: Poison ivy

To stop the itch from poison ivy/oak, cold compresses to the rash plus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or hydroxyzine.
A high-potency steroid cream usually helps. Oftentimes, oral steroids are needed to control the itch and inflammation, courtesy of your doctor or dermatologist.

In brief: Poison ivy

To stop the itch from poison ivy/oak, cold compresses to the rash plus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or hydroxyzine.
A high-potency steroid cream usually helps. Oftentimes, oral steroids are needed to control the itch and inflammation, courtesy of your doctor or dermatologist.
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