When it comes to poison ivy or poison oak, it's not the leaves themselves that can cause you to itch for days, it's an oil coating the leaves called Urushiol. Here's how to tell the difference between poison ivy and poison oak: Common characteristics of both poison ivy and poison oak: Both are found in nearly every state in the U.S.
If it's poison ivy I'd expect the rash/itching to be somewhat localized whereas bedbugs would be anywhere. I've had poison oak before and it's quite a hassle. It just won't go away on its own.
Scabies and Poison Ivy Confusion By Charles Camisa, MD You might reasonably ask, how could one confuse these two distinct entities? Scabies is an infestation of the skin caused by the sarcoptes mite and poison ivy is an allergic contact dermatitis caused by a resin in the plant.
well bug bites are more isolated, like around ankles, arms, neck, or wherever skin is showing.. and are not all over, just think about where a bug would land and bite.. rashes are many tiny uniform bumps that gravitate outwards in a circling patch and can be on stomach (where bugs wouldnt necessarily have access to) .. might be poison ivy rash.
Difference between Poison Ivy and Poison Oak. Plant. Both of them belong to the same family and same genus differing in the species. The poison oak leaves resemble the leaves of oak tree and hence the name.
Quiz: Identifying Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Can You Spot The Differences Between These Three Rash-Inducing Plants and Their Look-Alikes? Written by Patrick McCarthy on May 27, 2017