Question by  skippy (16)

How do you treat poison oak to make the itching stop really fast?

I have it all over my arms and chest.


Answer by  Lori46 (26)

The best thing to use on poison oak is pink calamine lotion. It soothes the itching and at the same time helps get rid of the welts and red spots caused by the allergic reaction. After taking a luke warm bath, apply calamine lotion to entire infected area as many times as needed a day.


Answer by  DavidS (1517)

One of the best methods to help treat the itching is to take an oatmeal skin treatment bath. This can purchase a local pharmacy will help to reduce the itching greatly and will also help to dry the rash up. Afterwards treat with calamine lotion. Another option that will help with the itching is aloe.


Answer by  CEEFORINA (784)

Wash the area thoroughly with soap and cold water. Wash all the clothes you were wearing when affected. Applying Calamine lotion and taking anti-histamines may help a little- however, if the rashis severe, or you hare having breathing problems,call an ambulance immediately.


Answer by  SharlaBrown (221)

Cool your skin down by taking a cold shower, or using a cold compress, or by rubbing an ice cube over the affected area.

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