A rash caused by poison ivy, oak, or sumac may itch and produce blisters. Try the following suggestions and medicines to help relieve these symptoms.
Medicines that relieve itching include:
Medicines that dry out oozing blisters include:
If you have a severe rash from poison ivy, oak, or sumac, talk to your doctor. You may need prescription corticosteroids.
Do NOT use the following medicines. They may increase sensitization and/or cause more skin problems:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||August 30, 2011|
Last Revised: August 30, 2011
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