If you love spending time outdoors and are allergic to these plants then this article is a must read for you! If you aren’t sure that you are, in fact, allergic, then it’s always a good idea to be cautious just in case.
Since Urushiol (the oils of the plant) is found in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, oak, and sumac plants, you can get a rash even in the winter. Therefore, learning to identify these plants in all seasons is so important.
Identifying Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac
Here is what poison ivy looks like in all seasons:
Here is what poison oak looks like in all seasons:
Here is what poison sumac looks like in all seasons:
If by some chance you do develop a rash from contact with one of these plants here are 16 home remedies you can try.
Treating Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac
Always be aware of your surroundings when spending time outdoors. In this case, with these particular plants, be aware in all seasons!