Homeopathic Poison Ivy Relief With Tecnu

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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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We’re giving away two $100 gift cards and one $300 gift card to Target! To enter, leave a comment and share your experience with having poison ivy or your favorite Tec Labs Inc. products you like using. Giveaway will run though 9/22/15 12AM CST.

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$100: Candie L, Comment #84
$100: Kelli, Comment #28
$300: Sarah Hirsch, Comment #78

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Sand September 22, 2015 at 11:39 PM

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

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  • Candie L September 22, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    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

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  • Tara Woods September 22, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    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

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  • Jennifer Reed September 22, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    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.

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  • kim parrott September 22, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    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!!

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  • Lisa Weidknecht September 22, 2015 at 12:13 PM

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

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  • Francine Anchondo September 22, 2015 at 12:10 PM

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

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  • sarah hirsch September 22, 2015 at 11:14 AM

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

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  • addrienne m September 22, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    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.

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  • cynthia dawson September 22, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    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!

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

    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.

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  • Richard Hicks September 22, 2015 at 6:31 AM

    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

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  • Betty C September 22, 2015 at 6:01 AM

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

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  • Kristi C September 22, 2015 at 3:04 AM

    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.

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  • joni September 22, 2015 at 1:42 AM

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

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  • Brian E. September 22, 2015 at 12:05 AM

    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.

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  • Sheila B September 21, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    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.

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  • Tammie Venne September 21, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    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

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  • Sarah L September 21, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    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.

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  • Laurie Emerson September 21, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    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.

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  • Brittany September 21, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    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.

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  • Rebecca Lock September 21, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    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.

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  • SweepyD September 21, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    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!

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  • Julie M September 21, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    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.

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  • Susan Smith September 21, 2015 at 9:19 PM

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

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  • Rebecca Peters September 21, 2015 at 9:00 PM

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

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  • Rita A September 21, 2015 at 7:44 PM

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

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  • Steve Singer September 21, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    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.

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  • Becky September 21, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    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.

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  • Jennifer J September 21, 2015 at 6:25 PM

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

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  • Ceinwyn R September 21, 2015 at 4:54 PM

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

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  • Stephanie Phelps September 21, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    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!

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  • Sharon September 21, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    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!

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  • Ellie Wright September 21, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    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.

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  • Lisa V. September 21, 2015 at 2:13 PM

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

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  • Tiffany Hearn September 21, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    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!

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  • James Nickerson September 21, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    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!

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  • michelle garrity September 21, 2015 at 8:10 AM

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

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  • Kim H September 21, 2015 at 5:49 AM

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

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  • Keeley Sullivan September 21, 2015 at 5:40 AM

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

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  • joe gersch September 21, 2015 at 4:11 AM

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

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  • Shannon September 21, 2015 at 3:24 AM

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

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  • Samantha Meyer September 20, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    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

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  • stephanie baker September 20, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    *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.”

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  • Andy Berg September 20, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    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.

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  • Katie H September 19, 2015 at 8:59 PM

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

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  • Robin September 19, 2015 at 7:38 PM

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

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  • Claudia Davis September 19, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    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!

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  • Erica B. September 18, 2015 at 10:32 PM

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

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  • Katherine September 18, 2015 at 7:11 PM

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

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  • Min K September 18, 2015 at 5:49 PM

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

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  • Cty September 17, 2015 at 11:53 PM

    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!

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  • Trish F September 17, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    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!

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  • Bonnie Day September 17, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    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

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  • nickie September 17, 2015 at 4:08 PM

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

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  • Mary Calabrese September 16, 2015 at 6:57 PM

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

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  • Geoff K September 16, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    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.

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  • Kelli September 16, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    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!

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  • DEBIJOT September 15, 2015 at 11:30 PM

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

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  • beth shepherd September 15, 2015 at 9:22 PM

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

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

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

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  • Barbara Montag September 15, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    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

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  • Suzanne K September 15, 2015 at 4:08 PM

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

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  • Sharon September 15, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    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!

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  • Debbi Wellenstein September 15, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    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.

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  • Sue Barney September 15, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    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!

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  • Catherine R September 15, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    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.

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  • Kristie September 15, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    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.

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  • McKim September 15, 2015 at 10:43 AM

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

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  • Sandy Klocinski September 15, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    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.

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  • jules m. September 15, 2015 at 9:08 AM

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

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  • Kimmy Ripley September 15, 2015 at 8:51 AM

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

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  • Danielle Marie September 15, 2015 at 6:07 AM

    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!

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  • Cynthia C September 15, 2015 at 5:46 AM

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

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  • Serge B September 15, 2015 at 4:57 AM

    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!

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  • Brittney House September 14, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    I would like to try the corticool.

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  • Shaylin S. September 14, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    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!

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  • Carolyn Benson September 14, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    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.

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  • Ann Fantom September 14, 2015 at 9:07 PM

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

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  • Denise S September 14, 2015 at 9:04 PM

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

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  • Ashley C September 14, 2015 at 8:42 PM

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

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  • Margaret Smith September 14, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    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.

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  • Elena September 14, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    My favorite product is Tecnu Extreme Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub

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  • CYNTHIA DIXON September 14, 2015 at 11:20 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.

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  • Tabathia B September 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    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

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