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When should I call the doctor about poison plants?

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Get medical help right away if:

  • You have symptoms of a severe reaction, such as severe swelling or a hard time breathing
  • You've been exposed to the smoke of burning poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac
  • The rash covers more than one quarter of your body
  • The rash happens on your face, lips, eyes, or genitals
  • Treatment doesn't ease your symptoms
  • You have a fever or the rash shows signs of infection, such as tenderness, pus or yellow fluid oozing from the blisters, and an odor coming from the blisters

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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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