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How common are poison plant allergies?

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Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are three of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis in North America. Some experts estimate that 3 out of 4 people are sensitive to the chemical found in these plants. Some people are very sensitive and will have a quick reaction upon contact with a small amount of urushiol.

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American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 07, 2018

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American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 07, 2018

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