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.
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
March 1, 2013
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& David Messenger, MD
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