New over the counter poison ivy treatments are available in pharmacies

May 12, 2008

This article previews new OTCs for relief of poison ivy and poison sumac.

Spring is in the air and that means people will be spending more time outdoors. What treatments will patients find on pharmacy shelves if they succumb to poison ivy and other poisonous plants? Here's a preview of products that manufacturers are itching to sell:

J&J is offering Aveeno Skin Relief Bath Treatment. The item, intended for minor skin irritations such as poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac, is made of 100% pure natural colloidal oatmeal. Another remedy is Aveeno 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream, which contains colloidal oatmeal, aloe, and vitamin E. The product is intended to provide temporary relief of the itching associated with all types of conditions including minor skin irritations such as poison ivy/oak/sumac. Aveeno Calamine & Pramoxine HCl Anti-Itch Cream is also available and is designed to provide fast, temporary relief of the itching and pain associated with poison ivy/oak/sumac. The non-greasy formula contains calamine and natural colloidal oatmeal.