Summer hiking or working in the garden tops the charts for activities. However, sometimes just walking along a sidewalk you may brush up against vegetation that most people have allergic reactions to, Poison Ivy and Poison Oak.
Contact with the plant’s oils can be made indirectly too, for instance if your pet has it on their coat or you have brushed against a plant and the oil is on your clothes, or it is on sports equipment or garden tools.
One of the problems with these plants is that it is normally pretty to look at but watch out! Rashes develop pretty quickly. There are many websites which describe ways to treat the rashes. One source is your doctor or pharmacist.
The biggest problem in trying identify poison ivy is how VARIABLE the plant can be, in terms of leaf shape, leaf size, color, etc.
Remember these things: