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.
Wash with Tecnu 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 oak, ivy 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 or oak (re-contamination).
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 can be found at a
local retailer near you or online.
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
Technu Outdoor Skin Cleanser.)