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How do I tell the difference between poison oak and poison ivy?
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Dr. Luis Matos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Compare plants
Poison ivy grows along the ground and up on trees sticking to the bark.
Like ivy. Poison oak grows like a bush. The reactions when an allergic patient touches them is similar for both and treated the same.

In brief: Compare plants
Poison ivy grows along the ground and up on trees sticking to the bark.
Like ivy. Poison oak grows like a bush. The reactions when an allergic patient touches them is similar for both and treated the same.
Dr. Luis Matos
Dr. Luis Matos
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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Plant allergy
Poison ivy has leaves of 3 and smooth edges.
Poison oak has leaves of 3 and has rough edges like an oak leaf. They both cause blister like rashes to skin.

In brief: Plant allergy
Poison ivy has leaves of 3 and smooth edges.
Poison oak has leaves of 3 and has rough edges like an oak leaf. They both cause blister like rashes to skin.
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Thank
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