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Is it possible to get an anaphylactic reaction from poison ivy or just rashes?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
No anaphylaxis: The reaction (rash) that one gets from exposure to poison ivy is mediated by t cells, not immunoglobulin e (ige). Ige is the antibody that mediates anaphylactic reactions. Therefore, an anaphylactic reaction to poison ivy is very unlikely.
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