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Are there any long term effects of poison ivy exposure?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
Occasionally, people who have reacted to poison oak will begin to have allergic reactions to fruits in the same plant family.
Poison oak, poison ivy, mango, cashew, and pistachio all belong to the plant family "anacardiaceae". A reaction to poison oak can lead to future reactions to mangoes. So, it is best to avoid poison oak and poison ivy, even if one has never suffered a reaction previously.

In brief: Yes
Occasionally, people who have reacted to poison oak will begin to have allergic reactions to fruits in the same plant family.
Poison oak, poison ivy, mango, cashew, and pistachio all belong to the plant family "anacardiaceae". A reaction to poison oak can lead to future reactions to mangoes. So, it is best to avoid poison oak and poison ivy, even if one has never suffered a reaction previously.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No - poison ivy causes only local contact irritation and will not cause long term issues or problems.
Poison ivy causes trouble by contacting the plants sap - and its not contagious. However, people can continue to come in contact with it if you don't eradicate the plant.

In brief: No
No - poison ivy causes only local contact irritation and will not cause long term issues or problems.
Poison ivy causes trouble by contacting the plants sap - and its not contagious. However, people can continue to come in contact with it if you don't eradicate the plant.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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In brief: Yes
You'll have long term caution about going through greenery without long sleeves on, but that's pretty much it.
Also, each poison ivy exposure tends to produce progressively nastier rash, but each rash will, eventually, go away, unless they get infected, in which case they can scar or cause serious illness.

In brief: Yes
You'll have long term caution about going through greenery without long sleeves on, but that's pretty much it.
Also, each poison ivy exposure tends to produce progressively nastier rash, but each rash will, eventually, go away, unless they get infected, in which case they can scar or cause serious illness.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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