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Homeopathic Poison Ivy Relief With Tecnu

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tec Labs. All opinions are 100% mine.
Homeopathic Poison Ivy Relief With Tecnu via @sheenatatum

This summer we’ve had our share of fun enjoying the great outdoors. We’ve hung out at the beach, gone camping, park hopping, and adventured through lush forests. With all of our mingling with nature, we’ve been fortunate enough not to have contracted poison ivy and oak as they are huge during the summer months.

Poison ivy is what nightmares are made of. I have been lucky enough to have never had a poison ivy rash even while playing in close proximity of the plants several times during my childhood. I’ve had my share of other not so fun rashes, so I definitely worry about us, especially the boys getting the painfully itchy weeping rash. There are so many ways to pick it up even being able to identify the plants (which I struggle with) and avoid them isn’t enough.


The poison ivy rash can be contracted simply through the air if the plant is accidentally burned and it can also be transferred through any objects, animals, or people that have come in contact with the plant. That said it’s important to be prepared in the event that we come in contact with the evil villains that are urushiol oils produced by poison ivy and oak plants.

Enter Tecnu Extreme Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub.

Tecnu Extreme is the first all-in-one product that can be used before a rash starts, or after the rash has begun. Plus, it also stops the itching. When a person comes in contact with urushiol, the resin-like substance creates a rash that will surface within about eight hours if not removed. Some people take a day or two to break out with the rash. To use Tecnu Extreme a person should wet the skin and apply a generous amount to the entire body—focusing on exposed skin first (hands, arms, face and legs).

Tecnu Extreme removes the rash causing substance from the skin so the sooner the scrub is applied the better. Best of all, Tecnu Extreme is homeopathic. When it comes to relentless and mortifying conditions like rashes, I get desperate and will use some of anything just to make it go away. But I definitely appreciate that Tec Labs offers a natural solution to keep handy in the event that poison ivy strikes our household.


Tecnu Extreme is available at all major drug store chains including Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS and Target. Visit Tec Labs for more Poison Ivy Information.

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  • Reply Sand

    I haven’t experienced poison ivy but have had the need to use Tecnu First Aid Gel before. I’m very clumsy.

    September 22, 2015 at 11:39 PM
  • Reply Candie L

    I remember when I was younger I had poison ivy so bad that I passed out in my front yard and the neighbors had to get my family (we had no idea it was poison ivy). Thank you

    September 22, 2015 at 10:04 PM
  • Reply Tara Woods

    I’ve not experienced poison ivy, but we have it in our hedges. Years ago my grandmother got in it and her eyes were swollen shut and the itching was horrible. We treated it with Calamine lotion.
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

    September 22, 2015 at 2:15 PM
  • Reply Jennifer Reed

    I got poison ivy as a child when we went hiking at a local park and found a rope swing in the woods. We had a blast playing on it and falling into the grasses below. Little did we know it was a poison ivy patch. I remember using Calamine Lotion on it but my brother had a bad reaction and ended up in the hospital needing to get steroid shots. It was bad.

    September 22, 2015 at 1:20 PM
  • Reply kim parrott

    I’ve had poison ivy and I just suffered through it. Since we have poison sumac in our yard, I am glad to know about this product!!

    September 22, 2015 at 12:39 PM
  • Reply Lisa Weidknecht

    I remember getting poison ivy as a child. It was so bad that my eyes swelled shut and I missed a week of school.

    September 22, 2015 at 12:13 PM
  • Reply Francine Anchondo

    I had poision ivy as a kid all I remember it was very itchy.

    September 22, 2015 at 12:10 PM
  • Reply sarah hirsch

    I got poison ivy last year while gardening in my back yard. Oh my gosh, it was soooo itchy!

    September 22, 2015 at 11:14 AM
  • Reply addrienne m

    Couple years back.. my son was going to start kindergarten. He visited his Father for the weekend, and they had a leaf and branch burning..the scrapes from the yard. Well when my poor boy came home his face was covered with poison ivy blisters! we had him to the doctor and he was put on steroids and missed the first week of school. Luckily he didnt get any in his lugs.. not sure how. all we have is pictures. he doesn’t remember too much about the itching..hes 13 now. He does get in on a regular basis in the summer. it doesnt seem to bother him. thanx fr posting the product. im going to get some for next year..maybe prevent some outbreaks.

    September 22, 2015 at 8:40 AM
  • Reply cynthia dawson

    It has been so long since I have had poison ivy I really don’t have a story about it. but I know I did get it occasionally as a kid by playing in the woods and it is terrible!

    September 22, 2015 at 8:33 AM
  • Reply Ingrid Jackson

    My daughter and I both get poison ivy, it just jumps on us! My daughter used to cut our grass but we had to hire someone to do it for us after many visits to the doctor for relief.

    September 22, 2015 at 8:22 AM
  • Reply Richard Hicks

    A little while back I was working in the back yard in a brushy area. I was clearing it basically. The next day both arms had itchy red welts on them

    September 22, 2015 at 6:31 AM
  • Reply Betty C

    I’ve not experienced poison ivy as an adult but as an adventurous child I had my share of rashes. The itching is awful.

    September 22, 2015 at 6:01 AM
  • Reply Kristi C

    I have never had poison ivy but my husband always seems to run into every time he goes outside. He usually winds up having to go to the doctor for shots.

    September 22, 2015 at 3:04 AM
  • Reply joni

    I have never had poison ivy but my hubby gets it every year. We have a lot of it growing around our trees.

    September 22, 2015 at 1:42 AM
  • Reply Brian E.

    Thank You for the giveaway…we carry along (and have used) Tecnu First Aid Gel when we go on overnight hikes; great for those unexpected cuts & scrapes.

    September 22, 2015 at 12:05 AM
  • Reply Sheila B

    I had poison ivy when I was 11 and it was awful! The itching dove me crazy plus I had to go get a shot every day for 5 days, At the time I hated shots so it was the worst summer of my life.

    September 21, 2015 at 11:33 PM
  • Reply Tammie Venne

    luckily I have not had poison Ivy but my step mom has had it so bad that she couldnt even wear clothes, I always get nervous when visiting because they have a lot of land and that is where she got it at

    September 21, 2015 at 11:19 PM
  • Reply Sarah L

    Here in Colorado we don’t believe in poison ivy (thank goodness). I’ve never had brushes with it when I’ve lived in other places.
    Thanks for the contest.

    September 21, 2015 at 10:52 PM
  • Reply Laurie Emerson

    I spent summers in Maine where we would go hiking and camping. I have had poison ivy several times and each time I was so miserable. I also felt so stupid as after the first time I would have thought that I would have known better than to even come close to it.

    September 21, 2015 at 10:49 PM
  • Reply Brittany

    Okay, so I’ve never had poison ivy but I am terrified of walking into hanging leaves for this very reason. The thought of some random bush brushing up against me and it potentially being poison ivy/oak FREAKS ME OUT! Soooo, no experiences but at least I know what to scoop up should I get unlucky.

    September 21, 2015 at 9:49 PM
  • Reply Rebecca Lock

    I grew up in the Black Hills and, one of the first things you learn as a kid, is how to identify poison ivy and poison oak. Then so, I still came in contact with it a couple of times.

    September 21, 2015 at 9:42 PM
  • Reply SweepyD

    The irritation is horrible and just looking at what it does to you makes my skin crawl when I think about it. Please never again!

    September 21, 2015 at 9:30 PM
  • Reply Julie M

    I have been lucky to never have gotten Poison Ivy. My boyfriend has had it a lot because he is always working in the yard and fields. Very interested in Tecnu extreme.

    September 21, 2015 at 9:23 PM
  • Reply Susan Smith

    I have never had poison ivy, but my husband got it after working in the garden.

    September 21, 2015 at 9:19 PM
  • Reply Rebecca Peters

    My son got poison ivy on his arms this past summer. We rubbed cream on it a few times a day.
    [email protected]

    September 21, 2015 at 9:00 PM
  • Reply Rita A

    I have never had poison ivy but we do go camping often. We know what to look for to stay away from it.

    September 21, 2015 at 7:44 PM
  • Reply Steve Singer

    While cleaning up weeds in the backyard I immediately felt a burning/itching after touching what I thought was a weed. I wasn’t wearing gloves and I immediately went to the kitchen and rinsed my hand with water. I still ended up with a minor rash and itching. Ialways wear gloves when weeding now and I need to get some Tecnu FIrst Aid Gel to be ready if it happened again.

    September 21, 2015 at 7:34 PM
  • Reply Becky

    I have had poison ivy. I try to stay away from it. I used an antibacterial cream on it last time I had it, it was a very mild case of it.

    September 21, 2015 at 6:59 PM
  • Reply Jennifer J

    I thankfully have never had poison ivy. I have heard that calamine lotion is supposed help. Thanks!! Jennafer211 at

    September 21, 2015 at 6:25 PM
  • Reply Ceinwyn R

    I haven’t gotten poison ivy before thank goodness- but my family would love the Tecnu FIrst Aid Gel

    September 21, 2015 at 4:54 PM
  • Reply Stephanie Phelps

    My experience happen to me and two of my boys when we went camping and we all got covered with that nasty weepy rash! We were doing all we could to keep the kids from scratching and myself. I wish I had know about this stuff I think it would have helped us a lot! Every since we have educated not only ourselves but the kids as well what to watch out for but just in case the next time we go I am going to be taking some of this with us!

    September 21, 2015 at 4:25 PM
  • Reply Sharon

    I’ve never had Poison Ivy thank goodness, but my sister did and thought she would never get rid of it! She went to the doctor and did everything she heard to do. Wish we’d known about Tecnu Extreme Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub and their other products then! Thank you!

    September 21, 2015 at 3:17 PM
  • Reply Ellie Wright

    I’ve never gotten poison ivy before, but 2 of my sons have multiple times each. If there is poison ivy anywhere near them, they seem to find it. My youngest son had his eyes almost swollen shut one time. It wasn’t pretty.

    September 21, 2015 at 2:20 PM
  • Reply Lisa V.

    I’ve gotten it when doing long distance backpacking. I now try to wear protective clothing even when it is hot.

    September 21, 2015 at 2:13 PM
  • Reply Tiffany Hearn

    I had poison ivy once as a kid. I was staying at my grandparent’s house and was playing in the woods behind their house. It was terrible. I never played in those woods after that!

    September 21, 2015 at 1:31 PM
  • Reply James Nickerson

    I use to get poison ivy rash when i would go camping when I was a boy scout! We learned how to tell what it is but somehow I always managed to find it no matter how hard I tried to avoid it! Wish my Boy Scout leaders had known about this great product for us to use!

    September 21, 2015 at 11:55 AM
  • Reply michelle garrity

    I son tends to get poison ivy. Will definitely try these products

    September 21, 2015 at 8:10 AM
  • Reply Kim H

    My son gets it if he looks at from across a field

    September 21, 2015 at 5:49 AM
  • Reply Keeley Sullivan

    My daughter had poison ivy rash and it was awful for her.

    September 21, 2015 at 5:40 AM
  • Reply joe gersch

    The only time I had poision ivy was as a kid, and boy, did I sure itch

    September 21, 2015 at 4:11 AM
  • Reply Shannon

    I’ve never had poison ivy so fortunately I haven’t had to try any products t help with it.

    September 21, 2015 at 3:24 AM
  • Reply Samantha Meyer

    I have had it before and it was not very fun at all – and the smell of the lotion that you have to use bothers me haha – but thank god it did go away quickly, only once but hopefully never again lol

    September 20, 2015 at 11:25 PM
  • Reply stephanie baker

    *knock on wood* I have been fortunate enough to escape the poison ivy when we’ve gone camping, mainly because I’m not an outdoorsy person so do the bare minimum! Based on my grandparents advice, I always bring Calamine lotion & Benadryl “just in case.”

    September 20, 2015 at 6:47 PM
  • Reply Andy Berg

    I got hit pretty badly a few summers back and picked up a bottle of Tecnu Cleanser to have around. It’s come in handy and I’ve been in good shape since.

    September 20, 2015 at 12:20 AM
  • Reply Katie H

    I’ve never had poison ivy (thankfully!) but if I ever do, I know what product to use now!

    September 19, 2015 at 8:59 PM
  • Reply Robin

    I remember getting poison ivy as a kid, my mom use calamine lotion to treat it.

    September 19, 2015 at 7:38 PM
  • Reply Claudia Davis

    I never knew about this product before but my brother and I hike a lot since he is a ornithologist. This would be great to have especially when traveling!

    September 19, 2015 at 12:40 PM
  • Reply Erica B.

    I’ve never had poison ivy…I’m scared to get it!

    September 18, 2015 at 10:32 PM
  • Reply Katherine

    I have never had poison ivy but my nephews went into the woods in WV and used it to wipe with Nasty!!!!!!!!!

    September 18, 2015 at 7:11 PM
  • Reply Min K

    I’ve SEEN poison ivy but managed to avoid it.

    September 18, 2015 at 5:49 PM
  • Reply Cty

    I’ve never had a run-in with poison ivy, but I do have sensitive skin that bursts into a rash with even things like some sunscreens and insect repellents, so I am hoping to never wind up touching poison ivy by mistake. I’m thinking a wash like that might do my rash-prone skin good for other irritants!

    September 17, 2015 at 11:53 PM
  • Reply Trish F

    I’m pretty careful around poison ivy as I had many bouts with it as a kid. I remember when I was about 4 or 5 not being able to walk because I had a big poison ivy blister on the bottom of my foot. I’ve used Tecnu many times as an adult when I think I may have been exposed and I haven’t gotten a rash in many years. Thanks!

    September 17, 2015 at 10:29 PM
  • Reply Bonnie Day

    my grad son gets poison ivy regularly Benadryl and calamine seems to help but some times he has to go to the drs and get prednisone

    September 17, 2015 at 10:22 PM
  • Reply nickie

    I have never had poison ivy, but the technu’s rash relief looks useful

    September 17, 2015 at 4:08 PM
  • Reply Mary Calabrese

    At this point in time, I haven’t experienced any poison ivy!

    September 16, 2015 at 6:57 PM
  • Reply Geoff K

    A few years back while biking on a nature trail with friends, I got lost in conversation and steered the bike right off the trail – and into a patch of poison ivy! The incessant itching along with the scrapes and bruises from the fall made for a pretty miserable next week or so.

    September 16, 2015 at 1:40 PM
  • Reply Kelli

    I missed the first 2 weeks of 4th grade because of poison ivy! I remember having it all over, including my face. It itched and hurt so bad. My father, my brother and myself are all very sensitive to poison ivy and we joke that we can get it just by seeing a picture of it!

    September 16, 2015 at 8:29 AM
  • Reply DEBIJOT

    When I was kid, all of us children got into the poison oak at the same time. I remember It being awful.

    September 15, 2015 at 11:30 PM
  • Reply beth shepherd

    Last summer, my husband got it so bad he had to go get a shot. It was bad

    September 15, 2015 at 9:22 PM
  • Reply Jessica Gengler

    I have never had poison ivy, but I do like the technu’s rash relief.

    September 15, 2015 at 9:22 PM
  • Reply Barbara Montag

    I’ve been fortunate and haven’t had poison ivy yet.
    If I were to come in contact with it I would use the Tec Labs product.
    But I haven’t used any of the Tec Labs products yet.
    thank you

    September 15, 2015 at 8:40 PM
  • Reply Suzanne K

    I’ve been incredibly lucky and never experienced poison ivy or oak or any thing else like that.

    September 15, 2015 at 4:08 PM
  • Reply Sharon

    In S Louisiana poison is terrible! Poison oak and sumac too. I’ve used Technu anti itch spray and the calagel and they are the best treatment I’ve ever used. They work great!

    September 15, 2015 at 2:56 PM
  • Reply Debbi Wellenstein

    I’ve never had poison ivy, but I do get rashes from time to time. I have found technu’s rash relief to be a big help.

    September 15, 2015 at 2:01 PM
  • Reply Sue Barney

    I am thankful that I dont seem to have an issue with poison ivy but my best friend is extremely sensitive she can catch it from a dog that has rubbed againt it or if a neighbor is burning it she gets it really bad so we are always looking for new products to try for her!

    September 15, 2015 at 1:37 PM
  • Reply Catherine R

    I got a bad case of poison ivy as a kid. I was running around outside and had no idea I was running through the stuff. Both legs from the knees down just went crazy.

    September 15, 2015 at 12:48 PM
  • Reply Kristie

    Thankfully I’ve never had poison ivy, but my husband is a surveyor, so he’s always among the brush and weeds and gets it nearly every year. I don’t think he has the option to get somewhere to wash once he noticed he’s been in it, but if so I bet he’d love to try this! Most years he doesn’t get it too bad, but sometimes he has to go to the doctor and get meds.

    September 15, 2015 at 12:45 PM
  • Reply McKim

    We don’t have poison ivy in the area where we live.

    September 15, 2015 at 10:43 AM
  • Reply Sandy Klocinski

    I apparently am immune to poison ivy. My daughter had it all over her body when she was about 5 years old. My husband got it just from handling the goofy doll that she slept with and carried around with her while I never got it even though I had constant contact with her oozing rash. My mother always told the story of how my uncle (her brother) got poison ivy and got to stay home from school so she rubbed it all over her body so she could stay home from school. She never got it so I guess I inherited immunity from her.

    September 15, 2015 at 10:36 AM
  • Reply jules m.

    for some reason, poison ivy doesnt affect me or my daughter, yet i have a reaction to juniper bushes and some Christmas trees!

    September 15, 2015 at 9:08 AM
  • Reply Kimmy Ripley

    We used to have poison ivy in our backyard. The Tec Labs scrub is great!

    September 15, 2015 at 8:51 AM
  • Reply Danielle Marie

    I remember visiting my aunts house in the woods and warning my little sister not to go off the trail. She didnt listen and itched for days!

    September 15, 2015 at 6:07 AM
  • Reply Cynthia C

    I live in the woods and sometimes encounter poison ivy while doing yard work. It is the most unpleasant thing in the world!

    September 15, 2015 at 5:46 AM
  • Reply Serge B

    After clearing some brush in my yard last year I developed poison ivy on my wrists right above the glove line–itched like crazy. Tecnu Extreme Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub was very helpful! Thanks!

    September 15, 2015 at 4:57 AM
  • Reply Brittney House

    I would like to try the corticool.

    September 14, 2015 at 10:44 PM
  • Reply Shaylin S.

    My mom gets poison ivy a lot when pulling weeds. Just have to try not to itch the spot and apply cream. Would love her to try this product though!

    September 14, 2015 at 10:34 PM
  • Reply Carolyn Benson

    My son was a poison Ivy magnet, as a boy scout he came home with it every time they went camping. We found the best thing to do was keep it dry and use old fashioned Calomine lotion.

    September 14, 2015 at 9:47 PM
  • Reply Ann Fantom

    We have poison ivy in our yard and garden. Every time I weed the garden, I get a poison ivy rash

    September 14, 2015 at 9:07 PM
  • Reply Denise S

    I’ve never had poison ivy, but if I did I’d want to try the Ecnu Extreme Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub.

    September 14, 2015 at 9:04 PM
  • Reply Ashley C

    My poor husband gets it every time he cuts our grass! We need a good relief solution!

    September 14, 2015 at 8:42 PM
  • Reply Margaret Smith

    Last year, my family and I went camping. My two sons and myself ended up with poison ivy. Must have gotten it while hiking in the woods. All of us were in misery. Never heard of Tecnu Extreme before, but really wish that I did know about it last year. I’ll have to remember to try this if we ever get poison ivy again.

    September 14, 2015 at 8:35 PM
  • Reply Elena

    My favorite product is Tecnu Extreme Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub

    September 14, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    Very informative, Sophistishe. I actually ran into poison ivy this summer at our family lakehouse. We researched it, but I didn’t know you could contract it so easily. I will share this information with my family next summer. Thank goodness, we were not victims.
    “poison ivy rash can be contracted simply through the air if the plant is accidentally burned and it can also be transferred through any objects, animals, or people that have come in contact with it” -Thank you and I also shared on my fb business page. People need to know. Great read.

    September 14, 2015 at 11:20 AM
  • Reply Tabathia B

    My favorite product is the calagel which we got for my daughter for an insect bite that kept itching and swelling

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    September 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM
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