I am 41 and never had problems with any poisonous plants until now.
I handled poison ivy with my bare hands badly scrached and got a
rash where the scratches were. Now, I am wondering if broken skin
made it easier for poison ivy to do the damage and if it could
spread through the blood stream since I also got rash where the
plant could not get for sure. It also took about ten days to
show up at other places. Another question I have is if the
genetics has to do anything with being alergic or not. My father
used to weed out poison ivy with his bare hands.
I would appreciate any answers, comments, etc.