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Poison ivy related symptoms can be treated with over the counter hydrocortisone ointment twice daily.
Benadryl tablets will help with the itching.
Application of ice also helps with the swelling.
However, if these medications do not provide relief within 24 hours, then a steroid course will help with the more severe reactions.
Please also discuss with his doctor.