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Is a poison plant rash contagious?

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Many people think a poison plant rash can be spread from one part of the body to another or from person to person. In general, this isn't true. You can spread the rash only if you have urushiol on your hands. Scratching or touching the rash and fluid from blisters will not spread the rash because urushiol isn't in the blister fluid.

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American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 07, 2018

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American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 07, 2018

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