The oil (urushiol) that causes the rash from
poison ivy, oak, or sumac can be spread to skin
Clothing and any other item that may have urushiol on it should be washed thoroughly. Pets who have been in areas containing poison ivy, oak, or
sumac should be washed with pet shampoo to remove any oil from their
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofOctober 13, 2016
Current as of:
October 13, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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