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helping with the itch

Subject: helping with the itch
Author: Annika
Date: 6/3/2005 0:27 am
Views: 4601
Status: Approved
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I live in CA and have poison oak right now all over my face and right arm. My M.D. told me to take really warm/hot showers every 6 hours to release the histamines (which cause the itching). The hardest thing is to avoid scratching while you're in the shower! This has worked for me. I am taking oral corticosteroids, too, but this has definitely helped.

helping with the itch (Approved)Annika6/3/2005 0:27 am
  Re: helping with the itch (Approved)Bonnie6/7/2005 12:12 pm