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Can poison ivy cause light patches on skin to develop?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology

In brief: Postinflammatory

Skin can often turn light colored in areas where someone had an allergic reaction like poison ivy.
This is called "postinflammatory hypopigmentation". This is usually not scarring and will resolve.

In brief: Postinflammatory

Skin can often turn light colored in areas where someone had an allergic reaction like poison ivy.
This is called "postinflammatory hypopigmentation". This is usually not scarring and will resolve.
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