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Poison Ivy – Prevention

June 6, 2021


As an avid hiker, I definitely have come into contact with poison ivy, poison, oak, and poison sumac. One of my best pieces of advice is to wear long sleeves and long pants if you are going to be outside or in an environment around poison ivy. Keep your pants tucked into your shoes and try not to expose your skin to the insult or plant. When gardening, wear impermeable gloves and wash your items and garden tools regularly and wash your attire regularly. If your pet brushes or comes into contact with poison ivy, it's also wise to bathe your pet before coming into closer contact with it.

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