Tec Customer Support: Thank you for calling Tec Labs, how can I
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
- FIRST CONTACT: Tecnu Original Outdoor Skin Cleanser® or
Tecnu Extreme® Poison Ivy & Oak Scrub: When used
within 8 hours after exposure, Tecnu Original and Tecnu Extreme can
remove poison ivy and oak oil before your skin reacts to it. Tecnu
Extreme gently exfoliates and stops spreading, while Tecnu Original
can be used for more than just skin: remove the rash-causing oil
from pets, tools, clothing, and equipment too!
- 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!