What Tecnu to use…
Tec Customer Support: Thank you for calling Tec
Labs, how can I help you?
Consumer: Help! Yes, I need help! I'm not sure
which Tecnu product I should use!
Tec Customer Support: We apologize for
the confusion, there are a few Tecnu products on the shelf, let me
explain them to you and how to determine which product would be the
This is a very common call in the land of Tec Labs. Folks
panicking because they've either just been in contact with urushiol
oil (rash-causing oil from poison oak, ivy, sumac), they've just
spotted the first signs of a rash, have an established rash, or
have reached the stage of an oozing, blistering rash and aren't
sure which product they should be using. Worry not, friends! We've
created this handy guide to help you! We apologize for the
confusion, the varying Tecnu Brand products were created to help
you in your quest to conquer poison ivy (and oak), certainly not to
- FIRST CONTACT: Tecnu Original Outdoor
Skin Cleanser®: When used within 2-8 hours after
exposure, Tecnu Original can remove poison ivy and oak oil before
your skin reacts to it. Works to remove the rash-causing oil from
pets, tools, clothing, and equipment too!
- FIRST SIGN OF THE RASH: Tecnu Extreme®
Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub: When you first notice a
poison ivy or oak rash, wash with Tecnu Extreme to remove the rash
causing oil and relieve itching.
- ESTABLISHED RASH: Tecnu® Rash Relief
Spray: Full blown poison ivy or oak rash that you
don't want to touch? Tecnu Rash Relief Spray is your answer. Just
spray on for hours of relief. Great for those hard to reach places
- OOZING RASH: Tecnu Calagel® Maximum
Strength Anti-Itch Gel: Oozing, blistering poison oak
or ivy rash? Get Calagel with Tecnu Original. First wash the
rash-causing oil off with Tecnu Original to keep it from spreading,
then use Calagel for cooling itch relief.
Tecnu is here to help! We hope this "Tecnu map" has resolved any
questions you have regarding which product to use, and when. If you
have questions that are still unanswered, you can always give us a
jingle at 1-800-ITCHING or email us. Live Life. Get Outdoors!