With Tecnu Extreme Poison Ivy & Oak Scrub, you can cleanse away the rash-causing oil from poison oak and ivy plants in just 15 seconds! Removing this oil is the most important step, followed by application of an anti-itch treatment such as Tecnu® Rash Relief Spray.
Poison ivy, oak and sumac rash is caused by the skin's reaction to the plant's oil, urushiol (oo-roo-she-all). For effective poison ivy or oak treatment, you must first remove the urushiol oil to keep it from spreading and also apply an anti-itch treatment to alleviate the painful, itchy rash symptoms. Washing with Tecnu Extreme for 15 seconds removes the rash-causing plant oil, stops spreading, and gently exfoliates. After effectively removing the oil, follow up with an anti-itch treatment if needed.
If you know you have been exposed to poison ivy or oak, Tecnu Extreme can be used to remove the poison oil that causes rash and itching if used within 8 hours after exposure to the poison ivy, oak and sumac plants before a rash appears.