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Avoiding Poison Ivy Rash

Q. My daughter has poison ivy battles every year starting about this time. I remember reading about a remedy to help ward off a rash. What was it?
A. Barrier creams such as IvyBlock, Ivy Shield and Tecnu can help keep poison ivy resin away from the skin. Washing right after exposure with soap and water or a specialized product such as Zanfel can also help prevent a rash.

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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