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can bad case of poison ivy get into lymph nodes/and/or bloodstream if all over front of neck is very itchy/oozing open blisters..is this dangerous?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Not likely: however if you have a severe reaction, your lymph nodes may enlarge as an immune response to the exposure. Consider seeing your doctor to get a potent topical or even oral steroid. In the meanwhile, wash off every article that might have contact with poison ivy with dishwasher detergent (shoes, clothing, car mat, golf club etc).

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