ben·to·qua·tam (benґto-kwah″tam) a topical skin protectant used to prevent or reduce allergic contact dermatitis resulting from contact with urushiol-containing plants such as poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.

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  • Bentoquatam — is a topical medication intended to act as a shield against exposure to the irritating substance urushiol, found in plants such as poison ivy or poison oak. Bentoquatam contains bentonite, a clay, and is only effective as long as the film is… …   Wikipedia

  • Urushiol — For information on urushiol poisoning, see Urushiol induced contact dermatitis. Urushiol (pronEng|ʊˈruːʃiɒl) is an oil found in plants of the Family Anacardiaceae, especially Toxicodendron spp. ( e.g. poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac). It …   Wikipedia

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