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What symptoms might I have after coming into contact with poison sumac?

The infected areas will become red and start to itch if not cleaned within 12-28 hours after touching the poison sumac. Depending on the person, the infected area can have red streaks or just a red colored area. Hives can appear, and so can fluid-filled blisters. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)

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