Topical Poison Ivy/ Oak Remedies

"Leaves of three—let it be" is solid advice for avoiding poison ivy and poison oak, but sometimes contact with these plants is unavoidable. If you or your clothes have touched them, you may start to itch, develop a rash, and perhaps form blisters. If the rash is severe, see a doctor. If not, certain over-the-counter products may help relieve the itch and dry up any oozing. Also see topical analgesics.

Product Name Percent of Pharmacists' Votes
Cortizone-10 20.0%
Caladryl 17.0%
Ivy-Dry 12.0%
Benadryl Itch Stopping Cream 10.0%
Tecnu 10.0%
Aveeno 9.0%
Zanfel Poison Ivy Wash 8.0%
CORTAID Poison Ivy Care 6.0%
Ivarest 5.0%
IvyBlock 4.0%
Calagel 1.0%

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Acne Products

Blemishes, pimples, whiteheads, zits—acne is a drag. Acne most commonly appears on your face, neck, back, and chest. Washing your skin regularly and avoiding pore-clogging skin products may help control acne, especially when paired with an over-the-counter product like those listed below. Also see antibacterial soaps.

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