poison-ivy

How to avoid it:
-Wear protective clothing when hiking or in naturalized areas (also prevents ticks).
-Learn how to identify poison ivy, Oak and Sumac in all seasons.
-Wash your skin and/or your pet’s fur after being in wooded areas.


What to do if you have come in contact with Poison Ivy:

-Immediately rinse your skin with lukewarm, soapy water to prevent spreading
-Wash your clothing and everything that may have come in contact with the oil.
-Do not scratch, as scratching can cause an infection.
-Leave blisters alone.
-Take lukewarm baths and apply calamine lotion.
-Consider taking antihistamine pills to reduce itching.

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