Poison Ivy Information
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac grow almost everywhere in the United States except Alaska, Hawaii, and some parts of Nevada. 85% of people are allergic, up to 15% are extremely allergic, and 50 million Americans get the rash caused by these plants every year.
These plants all have an oily mixture called urushiol that causes a rash by sticking to your skin, clothing, and tools. The rash takes around two weeks to heal.
Luckily, Aitex can remove this oily mixture that is tough to wash off!
Poison Ivy is a plant that grows in every U.S. state east of the Rocky Mountains. It can take the form of a climbing vine on trees, a shrub, or even a trailing vine! The leaves can be light and dark green and also take on Fall colors.
Poison Oak basically grows in every U.S. state west of the Rocky Mountains—including British Columbia. It can take many forms, usually a woody vine or shrub. The leaves can be red, orange, and/or green.
Poison Sumac primarily grows in the northeastern and southeastern part of the U.S. (and parts of the Midwest). It is more toxic than Poison Ivy or Poison Oak and can take the form of a shrub or small tree. Like most plants, it is green but can take on typical Fall colors.