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Question by  LeighDear (23)

Is poison ivy connected to eczema in any way?

I have eczema yet have never gotten poison ivy and am concerned that I could still get it some day.


Answer by  Vil (117)

Contact dermatitis from plants in the Anacardiaceae family can happen to any individual, regardless of whether they suffer from eczema due to another skin condition.


Answer by  jaimesgirl (1055)

Eczema is a skin problem that is sometimes caused by stress or tiredness. It is thought to be related to caused by an overactive immune system. It is not related in any way to poison ivy. Some people are more susceptible to poison ivy than other people are - you may just be lucky!


Answer by  tracyray38 (59)

One has nothing to do with the other. Poison Ivy is something that you get from a poison ivy plant. Eczema is a disease that doctors do not know much about as to the cause of it. They know stress makes it worse and that it's more likely inherited.


Answer by  wantabemedic (345)

Eczema is a form of allergies, which flares up due to many different things. Poison ivy is a plant that produces a resin which is an irritant to the skin and can cause an allergic reaction, a itchy rash. Posion ivy could possilby cause eczema to flare up.

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