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Is there an immunization for poison oak/ivy?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Years ago there was a shot that was given and claimed to minimize or prevent poison ivy.
Studies never could verify that it worked. In any case, it has not been produced for years, and nothing has taken its place.

In brief: No

Years ago there was a shot that was given and claimed to minimize or prevent poison ivy.
Studies never could verify that it worked. In any case, it has not been produced for years, and nothing has taken its place.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Indians ate it

It has been reported that some native americans ingested the plant in the past and were able to orally desensitize themselves.
However, apparently this practice has a pretty high risk of causing pruritus ani.

In brief: Indians ate it

It has been reported that some native americans ingested the plant in the past and were able to orally desensitize themselves.
However, apparently this practice has a pretty high risk of causing pruritus ani.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Thank
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