What Are Symptoms and Risk Factors of Poison Ivy Rash?

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Symptoms Signs and symptoms of a poison ivy rash include:
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Blisters
  • Difficulty breathing, if you've inhaled the smoke from burning poison ivy
Risk factors If you have a high chance of getting outdoor activities, you are at high risk for exposure to poison ivy. Activities include:
  • Farming
  • Forestry
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Firefighting
  • Construction
  • Camping
  • Fishing from the shoreline or hunting
  • Cable or telephone line installation