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Poison ivy

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Patrick Woodward is warning his patients about poison ivy.

As the weather warms and we are working in our fast growing gardens, Dr. Woodward is seeing more poison ivy.

The skin irritation comes from contact with the oil on the surface of the leaves of certain plants. It is not contagious.

To prevent poison ivy, wear long sleeves and know which plants are dangerous. 

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