questions about treating rashes caused by poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac

Summer outdoors means you'll get more questions about treating rashes caused by poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.

Prevention is still best. Recommend covering up if exposure is likely...and washing skin, clothing, pets, etc, afterward.

Caution that the toxic plant oil, urushiol, can linger on unwashed items for years...and continue to cause reactions if it's touched.

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