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Question by  MK14 (4)

What is the poison sumac remedy?

I got poison sumac in my backyard.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

Consult your doctor for a bad case, but home remedies may work. Baking soda made into a paste with water will help. Over the counter lotions can also dry up the rash. A oatmeal bath, using cool water, can relieve the symptoms.


Answer by  river (1226)

Immediately clean it with rubbing alcohol, then rinse really well with water, then shower with soap and water. After you can use an over the counter product Zanfel. Also tea tree oil is very soothing or even golden seal mixed with aloe vera gel.


Answer by  MedStudent01 (1131)

As soon as you get it, try to wash off as much of it as possible; if you can get enough of the irritant off your skin quickly, the effects are minimal. Else, using a topical anti-itch cream like hydrocortisone or Benadryl cream helps. Avoid scratching as much as possible to prevent spreading.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

I would use Cortisone to start out with that stuff works wonders. Then I might also try some calamine or caladryl. They also work well together. Also I might even try using a little baking soda and water on it, too.

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