Poison Ivy: What can I do about it ?

  We have all probably heard the saying “Leaves of three, let them be.” A rash from poison ivy can be a big damper on summer fun and is caused by your body’s reaction to urushiol oil, the oil found in poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak. If you have been exposed to any of these plants, you can wash with Tecnu Original outdoor skin cleanser within 2 to 8 hours of exposure to remove the oil before it potentially causes a rash. Additionally, wash your clothing thoroughly with hot water and a laundry detergent to remove the oil from clothing.