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When should you call 911 about poison ivy, oak, or sumac allergies?

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Call 911 if you or someone you're with has trouble swallowing or breathing, or swelling, especially near the eyes or on the face.

From: Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Lee, N , November - December 1999. . Western Journal of Medicine

Children’s Hospital Boston: “Poison Ivy and Poison Oak.”

American Academy of Dermatology, “Poison ivy, oak, and sumac.”

Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

SOURCES:

Lee, N , November - December 1999. . Western Journal of Medicine

Children’s Hospital Boston: “Poison Ivy and Poison Oak.”

American Academy of Dermatology, “Poison ivy, oak, and sumac.”

Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

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