How To Avoid Poison Oak

By Laura Moncur @ 10:18 am — Filed under:

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When you hike outdoors, you may encounter poison oak, which is a plant that will give you an oozing and itchy rash. Wendy Bumgardener at About.com has a tutorial on how to recognize and avoid poison oak

Here is a link to a slideshow of poison oak prepared by Wendy:

Here is a link to all the photos on Flickr tagged with the words poison oak:

Hiking is great exercise and you should never avoid it because of something like poison oak. With a little preparation and knowledge, you’re sure to be safe from poisonous plants and hike risk-free.


2 Responses to “How To Avoid Poison Oak”

  1. Megan Says:

    May I suggest LOTS of calamine lotion? And long pants on your next hike?

    Also, any suggestions on how to get rid of the plant itself? We moved into our home in December & now that Springtime is here, we have found poison oak popping up all over the place. I’m frantically trying to keep my 2 toddler boys from touching any of it! 🙂

  2. Michael Says:

    I’ve found that 409 or some cheap cleaner with bleach will kill it>

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