Poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash is your body’s reaction to a resin found in all parts of the plant, called urushiol. Urushiol oil sticks around for a long time whether the plants are dead or alive. Tecnu Extreme effectively removes the oil from your skin with its unique formula.
Starting to itch? Hop in the shower and scrub your entire body with Tecnu Extreme as an easy all-over poison ivy wash. As the first crucial step in poison ivy rash treatment, you must remove the oil that causes the rash. This allows the skin to begin its natural healing process.
Removing any unbonded oil can also help prevent the rash from spreading. If you are still itching, you can follow up with a topical treatment such as Tecnu Rash Relief or Calagel Anti-itch Gel.
If you suspect you crossed poison ivy or oak, use Tecnu Extreme to remove urushiol before a rash begins. If you are hypersensitive, wash your entire body. The sooner you can cleanse away the rash-causing oil, the better chance you have of avoiding the rash. A good rule of thumb is to wash within 8 hours, but those who are more sensitive may need to remove it sooner.
Note: We realize our product has a funny name and it's likely you've seen it misspelled as Tech Nu or Technu Extreme Poison Ivy Scrub.