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Allergy: Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac (cont.)

Exams and Tests

Your health care provider can usually make this diagnosis by the appearance of the rash alone. He or she will ask you some questions about the reaction, your symptoms, and your medical history.

No lab tests or x-rays are needed except under unusual circumstances.

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Poison Ivy Oak And Sumac - Symptoms

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Toxicodendron dermatitis is an allergic contact dermatitis (allergic phytodermatitis) that occurs from exposure to members of the plant genus Toxicodendron.

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