A quick “public service announcement” for anyone that takes care of their lawns in New Jersey – or likes “frolicking” in the wilderness.
We never knew about Tecnu Poison Ivy Scrub treatment until recently. What a life-saver.
The process is simple. Just apply after you’ve been out in “the brush,” and in most cases will entirely prevent any poison ivy outbreaks. That’s it!
Best place to buy is Walmart (around $12).
Here’s what they have to say about their product:
About Tecnu Poison Ivy Scrub
Don’t let poison ivy & oak interrupt your outdoor plans! With Tecnu Extreme Poison Ivy Scrub you can cleanse away the rash-causing oil from poison ivy and oak plants and get back to doing what you love most whether it be camping, hiking, biking, disc golf, or gardening!
Why do poison ivy and oak plants cause my skin to break out? You can thank urushiol, the resin found in all parts of poison ivy, poison oak, & poison sumac plants. To get rid of poison ivy or oak rash, you have to remove the urushiol to allow the skin to begin its natural healing process.
If you suspect or know you have been in contact with poison ivy plants, we recommend using Tecnu Extreme as an all-over body wash. Mix the product with a small amount of water and gently scrub affected areas. Tecnu Extreme will gently exfoliate the skin and effectively remove poison ivy oil. If necessary, follow-up with a poison ivy rash treatment for itching and pain such as Calagel Medicated Anti-itch Gel or Tecnu Rash Relief Spray.
TIP: The sooner you can wash with a poison ivy soap (like Tecnu Extreme) after exposure to these poison plants, the better chance you have of avoiding the rash. The rule of thumb is to wash within 8 hours, after that time frame, it’s likely the resin has already been absorbed by your body.
Note: We realize our product has a funny name (see the Tecnu Original page for details about its origin), and it’s likely you’ve seen it misspelled as Tech Nu or Technu Poison Ivy Scrub.