Contact with irritants from poison ivy, oak and sumac can turn
into itchy problems. Use Tecnu® Original Outdoor Skin
Cleanser, a poison ivy wash, after you have been outdoors to remove
the rash causing oil, called urushiol (oo-roo-she-all), from poison
ivy, oak and sumac.
Tecnu can be used as a body wash to remove poison ivy, oak and
sumac oil. Simply apply Tecnu to dry skin, rub vigorously for two
minutes, and rinse with cool water or wipe off with a cloth.
When used within 2-8 hours after exposure to poison ivy, oak or
sumac, Tecnu can remove urushiol oil before the rash begins. Once a
poison plant rash has started, washing with Tecnu helps remove any
free oil on the skin allowing the natural healing process to begin
without the possible spreading of poison ivy oil
Poison ivy and oak oil can also spread from contaminated
clothing, shoes, gloves, tools and pets. Since urushiol oil does
not evaporate, it can remain on these items for months or even
years at a time. Use Tecnu Original to wash off the oil and avoid a
poison ivy or oak rash from secondary contact.
Tecnu Original Outdoor Skin Cleanser is now available for sale
in Canada! You can order at www.tecnu.ca.
(Tecnu Original Outdoor Skin Cleanser is commonly misspelled as
Tech Nu or Technu Outdoor Skin Cleanser.)