Treat poison ivy by immediately rinsing the skin with soap and water, apply hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion, use cool compresses to sooth the skin and take antihistamines to ease symptoms, according to the Americ... More »

Patients with poison ivy should avoid scratching, take short baths in colloidal oatmeal, and apply cortisol or hydrocortisone cream to the affected area, advises the American Academy of Dermatology. Antihistamine pills c... More »

To get rid of poison ivy, use heavy gloves to pull the plant from the ground, or using an herbicide to kill the plant, suggests Mayo Clinic. To get rid of a poison ivy rash, doctors prescribe an oral or topical steroid o... More »

A quick cure for poison ivy is to immediately wash the skin with warm, soapy water, states the American Academy of Dermatology. Washing the skin is crucial as it prevents the oils from the poison ivy from spreading to ot... More »

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The best treatment for poison oak is to take short baths in lukewarm water and apply calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream to the affected areas, advises the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Applying cool compres... More »

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Treat poison oak or poison ivy by applying a wet cloth to the rash and/or soaking the area in cool water, WebMD recommends. Use calamine lotion to help relieve itching. Patients should avoid scratching the rash as scratc... More »

Some remedies to treat a poison ivy rash are washing the skin area with water, applying cold compresses, using aloe vera gel or witch hazel and taking a warm bath with a colloidal oatmeal product. After direct exposure t... More »