What Are Symptoms and Risk Factors of Poison Ivy Rash?

Q:
What are symptoms and risk factors of poison ivy rash?

A:
Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of a poison ivy rash include:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Blisters
  • Difficulty breathing, if you’ve inhaled the smoke from burning poison ivy

Risk factors

If you have a high chance of getting outdoor activities, you are at high risk for exposure to poison ivy. Activities include:

  • Farming
  • Forestry
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Firefighting
  • Construction
  • Camping
  • Fishing from the shoreline or hunting
  • Cable or telephone line installation
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