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Please advise what is the difference between poison ivy and poison oak?

Poison ivy. There is very little difference in the reactions caused by poison ivy and poison oak. Both typically require 10 or more days of oral steroids followed by a steroid taper (a 13 day Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak is a reasonable choice). See your pcp for this. Read more...

What's the difference between poison ivy and poison oak? Are they in all parts of the u.S.?

Poison Ivy. Everywhere in the us and southern canada except the far west, deserts and at high altitude. In the west they have poison oak, which is very similar. Both love roadsides and edges of fields. And certainly into southern canada and northern mexico as well. Read more...