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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
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