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How can you tell pink eye from poison oak?

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The way you can tell pink eye from poison oak: Pink eye is the irritation or inflammation of the lining of the eye, and poison oak will have a rash on the eye. Both causes swelling of the eye. Thanks!

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poison oak

Poison Oak is part of the Sumac (Anacardiaceae)family, Toxicodendron diversilobum or Rhus diversiloba is the binomial name for Poison Oak in the Western United States and south to Mexico. Tocicodendron pubescen or Rhus pubescen is the name for the Atlantic variety. This information refers to the Western variety.

Habit: Deciduous, small to medium sized, erect shrubs 3' to 10' (3 m) foot in height, or tree-climbing vines, with shiny, dark green leaves which turn varying shades of red and yellow in the fall. Stems often hairy.

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Medicinal plants

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Contact dermatitis

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Toxicodendron radicans

Toxicodendron radicans, commonly known as poison ivy (older synonyms are Rhus toxicodendron and Rhus radicans), is a poisonous North American and Asian plant that is well known for its production of urushiol, a clear liquid compound found within the sap of the plant that causes an itching, irritation and sometimes painful rash in most people who touch it. The plant is not a true ivy (Hedera).

Poison ivy can be found growing in any of the following forms:


Toxicodendron diversilobum

Rhus diversiloba Torr. & A.Gray

Toxicodendron diversilobum, commonly named Pacific poison oak or western poison oak (syn. Rhus diversiloba), is in the Anacardiaceae family (the sumac family).

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