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Please help! what is the difference between poison oak and poison ivy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: The plant involved

These are two different plants ; both produce the rheus antigen responsible for the identical contact dermatitis.
The leaves of the plant are similar in appearance, with the p.Oak leaf remaining rounded at its edge where the p.Ivy leaf comes to a sharp point.

In brief: The plant involved

These are two different plants ; both produce the rheus antigen responsible for the identical contact dermatitis.
The leaves of the plant are similar in appearance, with the p.Oak leaf remaining rounded at its edge where the p.Ivy leaf comes to a sharp point.
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