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Home treatment often can relieve discomfort and itching
until a rash clears up. If you have come in contact with a substance that
contact dermatitis (such as poison ivy, oak, or
sumac), immediately wash the area with large amounts of water.
Over-the-counter medicines may help relieve itching.
Be sure to follow the instructions on the label. Some over-the-counter
medicines may caution against use in the genital area or caution use for
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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