3 doctors weighed in:

How can I tell the difference between poison ivy or oak?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Poison ivy vs. oak

Poison ivy and oak are two different planst which have an oil whic causes an allergic rash.
The characteristic rash you see is the result of your own body's response to the oil, not the particular plant.

In brief: Poison ivy vs. oak

Poison ivy and oak are two different planst which have an oil whic causes an allergic rash.
The characteristic rash you see is the result of your own body's response to the oil, not the particular plant.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors