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Rash on lower back, swollen lymph node in groin. Is it poison ivy?

Hi, I recently woke up with a small patch of a rash on my lower back. I went to an urgent care clinic and they said it was poison ivy. I find that hard to believe due to the fact I haven t been outside hardly at all in the past few weeks (I am a night nurse and sleep during the days)...and I have never had poison ivy rash despite the fact that my mom and sister had poison ivy rashes many times as I grew up. Also, my husband gets poison ivy often and again, I have never had a reaction to it before. The reason I am writing is because now I have a swollen lymph node (marble feel/tender to touch) in my groin . Looking for advice....?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to us.
The rash that you have can be related to an allergy as the swelling of the local lymph nodes is often associated with such allergic reactions. You need not worry. This is likely to be a reactive lymph node and will subside spontaneously.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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