Can poison oak kill a person?

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The key word here is poison..... "poison oak" and yes, it can make you sick, hallucinate, have a fever and be fatigued for a couple of weeks. I am extremely allergic and have been to urgent care more than once. I live in Oregon and I am fairly certain it's the state flower. It's everywhere and very hard to avoid. Nasty stuff and not to be taken lightly.....

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No, you only get the poison from the plant.

All three plants have an oil that if it still is on the person or clothes, then yes you can. Once a person has shed their clothes and taken a shower, the oil is gone and and you can't spread the rash. Some people get poison ivy from their pets, if their pets have gotten the oil on their fur.

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If you Google it, you can actually get rid of it.

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