Is Poison Ivy Contagious?

The only way that poison ivy is contagious is if the oil has not yet entered the skin, which causes the rash. If you have it on your clothes and someone touches your clothes, then it’s possible to pass it to someone else. But once someone breaks out in the rash from it, they cannot give it to you. The oil in the poison ivy is what causes the rash. Once that absorbs and turns into a rash, surrounding people are safe