Anyone who has suffered from a bad poison oak, ivy or sumac rash can share in a strong desire to keep it from ever happening again. Unfortunately, many of the common beliefs about what causes the rash and how to avoid it are wrong. Breaking through the myths and understanding a few key items will keep you itch free.
The most important part is understanding what causes the rash (its a highly potent oil called Urushiol), how to effectively remove the oil and what medications actually work. The infographic below summarizes all these important facts and more. Read on to learn how to avoid poison oak, poison ivy or poison sumac.
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