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Treating Poison Oak

My kids love to play outdoors in the summer. We live in an area where there's lots of opportunities to explore. That's the good news. The bad news is that they have a knack for finding poison oak! By the time they get home the itching is severe and it's hard to keep them from scratching. I'm afraid that they'll leave scars. Are there any remedies that could help them survive a close encounter with poison oak?

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