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Is poison ivy contagious?

Ask the doctors Q. Iím very allergic to poison ivy. My spouse currently has a bad poison ivy rash that he got while trimming some bushes in our yard. Iím afraid Iím going to get a rash from him. Is it contagious? A. Good news: poison ivy rashes are not contagious. You will get a rash from poison ivy only if you come into contact with urushiol oil, which is…

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