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Re: poison ivy vs. poison oak

Subject: Re: poison ivy vs. poison oak
Author: Brian
Date: 10/13/2009 10:08 am
Views: 3128
Status: Approved
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Not really since they both contain the urushiol.The rash is caused by contact with an oil (urushiol) found in poison ivy, oak, or sumac. The oil is present in all parts of the plants, including the leaves, stems, flowers, berries, and roots. Urushiol is an allergen, so the rash is actually an allergic reaction to the oil in these plants

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poison ivy vs. poison oak (Approved)angie10/12/2009 7:51 am
  Re: poison ivy vs. poison oak (Approved)Brian10/13/2009 10:08 am