Myth: You’ll Catch Poison Ivy If You Touch Someone With It
While this is both true and false, it fell more into the medical myths category for a key reason we’re about to explain. It should be noted first that the poison ivy rash someone has is not contagious. Any fluid that comes from blisters from this rash is also not contagious. Of course, poison ivy rashes are caused by coming in contact with Urushiol, which is the oil from the leaves of a poison ivy plant. Usually, once a rash appears on a person’s body, the Urushiol is no longer on them. Of course, poison ivy can still be transmitted from a person’s skin, clothing, or even the fur of an animal if this oil is present. Thus, avoid the oil and you’ll be fine.