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.