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Subject: Re: swimming
Author: M
Date: 8/1/2007 8:53 pm
Views: 3033
Status: Approved
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No. You don't get poison ivy from another person, only from the oils in a plant. The rash is an allergic skin reaction to the oils. The oils on the skin get washed off or absorbed. Unless she's wearing the same clothes she wore when she got the poison ivy and hasn't washed them and managed to get poison ivy oil on those clothes, you will not get it.

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