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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 best fit!

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 puzzle you.

  • 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 too!
  • 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!

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