I am very sensitive to poison ivy. I went to work on my truck at
a friend's field a couple days after the fourth of July, it had
been sitting there since winter.
The area had been over grown, I popped the hood open, and walked
around to the front of the truck, where I pushed some over grown
brush to the side with my left arm to raise the hood. Checked out
what I needed on the truck, it took maybe 15 mintues, went back to
my car and noticed a silver dollar sized red spot near my watch on
my wrist, I had been subconsciencesly scratching. I noticed it had
raised bumps. I went to my friend's house, by the time I got there
maybe 5 minutes, I had 2 more red spots on my wrist, several lash
type lines on my legs, a spot on my neck and, the whole back of my
neck from where I had rubbed sweat off with my hand.
I rinsed off with car wash and a hose pipe (that is all that was
there and accessable). Then I drove to the local Wal Greens, bought
scrub and regular tecnu. I used the Extreme scrub on the worst
spots in the parking lot and wiped off with paper towels and rinsed
with cold bottled water. I drove home, it took about about 30 min.
Upon arrival to the house I immediatly took a shower using the
extreme scrub on the rest of the spots and the regular tecnu soap
all over. Then I washed my clothes with the technu soap, washed my
shoes with a heavy degreaser, and wiped the car interior down with
the regular technu soap. The severe spots on my wrist, arm, and
neck where mild red spots the next day, and gone 3 days out.
The only areas I had any reaction, were behind my knees pretty
severe, and a few small scattered spots (pencil tip sized, that
developed blisters) on my legs and arms, I can only assume that I
missed washing good behind my knees, and attribute the small spots
to either missed with the soap, some cross contaminated surface I
Thank you for a great product, I will not be without it at home,
and I will keep the extreme scrub in my car or pack it with me.