Virginia Creeper – Dermatitis (Skin Rash)

Q: I pulled a bunch of Virginia creeper off of a fence last week. I broke out in a terrible itching, burning red rash just like my husband does when he is exposed to poison ivy. I can roll around in poison ivy with no problems but this creeper did a number on me. I would not take a chance when working with this plant. Wear long sleeves, long pants and gloves. Even if it has never bothered you before, there is always that first time as was my case.

A: Yes – folks have reported before that this vine can cause a rash. Seems to depend on the person and the circumstances.

Other vines cause dermatitis too….see Passionvine Rash.

Plant dermatitis

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