Remember that old saying “leaves of three, let it be?”. Well…DO IT!
Hundreds of plants are poisonous to one degree or another. The most famous of them might be poison ivy, found east of the Rockies and poison oak found just about everywhere else.
Though there’s no cure once you’ve come in contact with these plants, other than smacking yourself in the head for coming in contact with them in the first place, ease the irritation by rinsing with water and seeing your doctor.
The next time around - protect yourself, especially when camping, hiking and gardening by wearing a long-sleeved shirt, cover those knobby knees with long pants, wear gloves, socks and high-top shoes. In fact, you may even want to go to the extreme and wear goggles. Goggles will keep you from touching your eyes. This may seem like dawning a space suit, however, if you’ve ever touched leaves of three, well, you know what I mean.