Don't Touch Your Eyes!

Bad poison ivy eye rash

Apologies for the super-grody photo, but this lady wants you to avoid what she has been going through!

If there is any possibility that you have been around poison ivy, DO NOT rub your eyes, or any other sensitive area of the body, or you could get a rash like this one.

Here is the issue: the skin on your hands is fairly thick, so the oil doesn't penetrate, but the skin on your eyes and certain other areas is very thin, so the oil gets right in and starts messing with your system. So if there is ANY chance you have poison ivy, oak, or sumac oil (or another nasty substance) on your hands, just don't rub the eyes or those other senstitive areas.