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My mother has poison ivy would it be safe for her to come in contact with my 1month and1week baby?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Poison ivy/oak/sumak are all reactions to the material from the plant that can cling to the skin surface and be spread by scratching.
Blisters take ~18hrs to come up but itching may start sooner, so you can spread it on yourself.Patches related to the initial event may come up at different times.Washing removes the material & stops the spread. The "juice" from blisters does not spread it either.

In brief: Yes
Poison ivy/oak/sumak are all reactions to the material from the plant that can cling to the skin surface and be spread by scratching.
Blisters take ~18hrs to come up but itching may start sooner, so you can spread it on yourself.Patches related to the initial event may come up at different times.Washing removes the material & stops the spread. The "juice" from blisters does not spread it either.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Safe
The contact dermatitis by poison ivy on your mother is not a contagious condition!

In brief: Safe
The contact dermatitis by poison ivy on your mother is not a contagious condition!
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Alan Levine
It is only the sap from the leaves that causes the allergic reaction, not fluid in any blisters that may develop.
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