Learning how to identify and avoid Poison Ivy can be an important skill when working on a homestead and dealing with brush.
Remember, when you were a young child an a loving adult taught you the rhyme “Leaves Of Three, Let It Be” in hopes you would stay far away from from the painful itch inducing plant.
Signs and symptoms of a poison ivy rash include: redness, itching, swelling and blisters. You can get a rash from touching Poison Ivy, your clothing touching Poison Ivy then you touching your clothing and even your pets can bring it into your house on their fur (hair). You can also transfer the Poison Ivy oil to other parts of your body with your fingers. The reaction usually develops 12 to 48 hours after exposure and typically lasts two or three weeks.
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