Indirect Contact With Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac
Indirect contact with the allergenic oil in
poison ivy, oak, and sumac can occur from contact
- Sporting equipment, such
as fishing rods, balls, baseball bats and gloves, and hockey
- Lawn and gardening tools, such as
lawn mower handles, rakes, and gardening gloves.
- Clothing and shoes, such as gloves, pants, or footwear that
have brushed against the plant.
- Pet fur.
Although animals do not get a rash when they are exposed to poison ivy, they
can carry the oil on their fur, where it may be spread to people who pet
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||April 21, 2011|