9 doctors weighed in:

Does the poison ivy and poison oak look identical?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Both are due to contact allergy to oils/ sap from the plants.
The rashes are identical.

In brief: Yes

Both are due to contact allergy to oils/ sap from the plants.
The rashes are identical.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Linda Green
The rashes look the same but the plants differ in appearance
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Both poison ivy and poison oak cause the same kind of allergic rash, meaning that they are indistinguishable from each other.

In brief: Yes

Both poison ivy and poison oak cause the same kind of allergic rash, meaning that they are indistinguishable from each other.
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May feel different

Although they look the same, some say that poison oak burns and poison ivy itches.

In brief: May feel different

Although they look the same, some say that poison oak burns and poison ivy itches.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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