Do NOT Rub Your Eyes!

poison ivy eye rash

Here is some really good advice: if you think you MIGHT be in or around poison ivy, DO NOT rub your face, tender parts, or eyes!

So many people, such as this unfortunate lady, fall victim to this.

You are hot and sweaty, so you rub your eye. You have a bug on your face, you rub your eye.

But what you might also be doing is rubbing poison ivy oil from your much tougher fingers into the thin, tender skin elsewhere. 

Of course the results of rubbing in private places might be even worse than rubbing eyes, and in the interests of good taste we will let you imagine that. This brave woman WANTS you to see this grody photo so you think twice before rubbing your eyes when you might have poison ivy plant oil on your hands.