Health Tip: Avoid Poison Ivy

The American Academy of Family Physicians says you can help prevent a poison ivy rash by:

  • Wearing protective clothing when you work on the lawn or in the garden. This includes long sleeves, long pants and gloves.
  • Washing your clothes and shoes after being outside.
  • Cleaning your gloves and tools after each use.
  • Washing your pets after they've been outside. Most pets are not allergic to the oil, but they can spread it to you.
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