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A 40-year-old male asked:

Can u get poison ivy in lungs. i was breathing poison ivy dust the othee day and now i have chest pain on right side when swallowing.

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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 21 years experience
Lungs Unlikely: People have been shown to have a reaction to burned poison ivy/oak. Additionally, sensitive individuals have been shown to have mucosal involvement if truly sensitive (to include mouth and throat). I would see your pcp to assess your condition.
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