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Can I use 1% silver sulfadiazine cream of poison izy rash? If so, do I continue to use calamine lotion?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: USELESS

Silver sulfadiazine will not relieve you in any way.
Calamine lotion is barely effective. "Poison" ivy is a violent reaction which will occur only on those allergic to it and only where the sap came on the skin. A prescription strength cortisone is very effective. Clobetasol gel or augmented betamethasone cream,. OK to wash. No special soap makes any difference. Not contagious. Will not spread.

In brief: USELESS

Silver sulfadiazine will not relieve you in any way.
Calamine lotion is barely effective. "Poison" ivy is a violent reaction which will occur only on those allergic to it and only where the sap came on the skin. A prescription strength cortisone is very effective. Clobetasol gel or augmented betamethasone cream,. OK to wash. No special soap makes any difference. Not contagious. Will not spread.
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