What is a good way to treat poison oak after exposure beside benedryl and calamine lotion?

Poison oak. If you have a moderate to severe rash, you may need to see your doctor. He or she may prescribe corticosteroid pills. These medicines may help improve or clear up the rash more quickly. Prescription corticosteroid creams, ointments, gels, or shots may also be used.
Topical steroids. A cortisone cream is often useful to treat poison oak (which is related to poison ivy). Some people report that bathing affected areas with a mild bleach solution soon after contact (but before the rash) can be helpful in preventing a reaction.

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Husband got into poison oak 10 days ago. Using calamine, benedryl, but rash pops up new n new areas. Miserable. What next? Tried bleach bath too.

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