Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Poison ivy treatments are usually limited to self-care methods, and the rash typically goes away on its own within two or three weeks.

If the rash is widespread or results in a large number of blisters, your doctor may prescribe an oral corticosteroid, such as prednisone, for poison ivy treatment. If a bacterial infection has developed at the rash site, your doctor will likely give you a prescription for an oral antibiotic.

Aug. 29, 2012