Question

Is poison oak or ivy rash contagious?

Answer

The rash is a reaction to the initial contact with the urushiol oil, the rash cannot pass from person to person.  You can't spread the poison ivy rash by coming into contact with a person who has it, unless that person has urushiol on their skin.  You can, however, pick it up by touching a pet that has gotton the poison ivy or oak on its fur or by touching garden tools or clothes that have come in contact with the plant.

Use Tecnu to remove poison ivy and oak oil from skin, pets, tools and equipment