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What's Ailing You: Poison ivy

Some reactions to poison ivy can be severe.

Some reactions to poison ivy can be severe. (July 17, 2014 5:59 PM)

This week, News 12 Connecticut's What's Ailing You looks at poison ivy.

Dr. Debra Weissman, of the Dermatology Center of Connecticut, says poison ivy is really an allergic reaction to a plant resin.

Some reactions to poison ivy can be severe. Dr. Weissman says a doctor is needed right away if it is widespread or if it involves the face or genitals.

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