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October 25, 2023
Is Virginia Creeper a 5-Leaf Poison Oak?

One of the best ways to avoid and prevent a poison ivy or oak rash is by knowing your plants! If you are unsure about a particular plant, it can lead to unnecessary concerns, especially regarding potentially harmful species like poison oak. Virginia Creeper is often mistaken for poison oak due to its similar leaf […]

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October 18, 2023
What to Use on Poison Ivy Rash While Healing

A close encounter with poison ivy can leave you with an itchy, uncomfortable rash that seems to linger. As you wait for the rash to heal, finding effective ways to alleviate the discomfort and prevent further irritation is essential. This article explores what you can use on a poison ivy rash while healing, focusing on […]

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October 11, 2023
Should Wounds Stay Uncovered or Covered - Which Is Best?

When treating wounds, there's often confusion about whether they should be left uncovered to "breathe" or covered for protection. Both approaches have their merits, and the choice depends on the type and severity of the wound.  In this article, we'll explore the advantages of both covered and uncovered wounds and introduce NuNature First Aid Gel […]

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October 4, 2023
Poison Ivy Treatment To Get Rid of a Rash Fast

When you're out enjoying the great outdoors, the last thing you want to encounter is a painful, itchy rash caused by poison ivy. Unfortunately, this plant is found throughout North America, and its oil, called urushiol, can cause an irritating rash when it comes into contact with your skin. But fear not; there are effective […]

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September 27, 2023
How to Get Rid of Poison Ivy Plants

Poison ivy and oak might look innocent in the natural landscape, but their lurking danger can quickly turn a pleasant outdoor experience into an itchy nightmare. Fear not; this comprehensive guide is your key to eradicating these troublesome plants for good. We'll delve into effective removal methods, explore where poison ivy and oak typically grow, […]

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September 20, 2023
How to Identify Poison Ivy Plants

The great outdoors beckons us with its beauty, but plants that can cause discomfort and even severe reactions are hidden among the greenery. Identifying poison ivy and oak plants quickly is crucial for anyone who enjoys nature. In this guide, we'll walk you through essential tips to recognize these plants, reduce the risk of reactions, […]

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September 13, 2023
How to Tell If a Wound Is Healing

Accidents happen, and when they do, proper wound care is crucial to ensure a swift and effective healing process. But how can you tell if your wound is healing well or if there's cause for concern? In this guide, we'll walk you through the phases of wound healing, provide insights into distinguishing between normal healing […]

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September 6, 2023
How Long Does Poison Ivy Rash Last?

The great outdoors offers us countless opportunities for adventure and exploration, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. One common challenge is the dreaded encounter with poison ivy. The itchy and uncomfortable rash it leaves behind can be a real nuisance. If you've ever found yourself grappling with the question, "How long […]

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August 23, 2023
Your Guide to Treating Poison Ivy on Skin

Encountering poison ivy or oak can lead to an itchy and uncomfortable rash. Fortunately, the Tecnu Ivy Complete Kit provides a three-step process to treat and alleviate the symptoms effectively. The unique solution helps you and your family stay healthy and happy with an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide: Cleanse, Treat, and Detox Wipes - all provided […]

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August 16, 2023
How to Use Poison Ivy Wash Most Effectively

Dealing with poison ivy can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience. Fortunately, practical solutions, such as poison ivy washes, can help remove irritating oils and provide relief so that you can continue your outdoor adventures. Discover the power of Tecnu Original Outdoor Cleanser and Tecnu Extreme Poison Ivy Scrub and how to correctly prevent poison […]

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August 9, 2023
Bug Bites vs Poison Ivy

When dealing with an itchy and irritating skin reaction, it can be challenging to determine whether it's a bug bite or a poison ivy rash. Differentiating between the two is crucial for proper treatment. With an understanding of the core differences between bug bites and poison ivy rash, you can quickly and easily implement the […]

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August 2, 2023
How to Treat Poison Ivy

Poison ivy rash is a common skin condition that affects many people, especially during outdoor activities. Coming into contact with poison ivy leaves, stems, or roots can cause an allergic reaction, resulting in an itchy and irritating rash. If you are dealing with a poison ivy rash, knowing how to treat it effectively is essential. […]

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July 26, 2023
What Does an Allergic Reaction to Poison Ivy Look Like? Understanding, Treating, and Preventing Poison Ivy Rash

Nothing spoils an outing in the great outdoors like itchy, irritated skin. Unfortunately, poison ivy is more common than you'd think, and just one quick brush with the plant can leave you itching and uncomfortable for days, if not weeks. Poison ivy is a plant that contains a resin called urushiol, which triggers an allergic […]

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July 19, 2023
Road Rash and Raspberries: Understanding Abrasion Wounds and Proper Care

Thinking of taking up a new contact sport? Testing out new rollerblades around the neighborhood? Before moving and grooving on your latest hobby, take some precautions to stay safe and abrasion free! Life can be unpredictable, and sometimes we find ourselves with a scraped knee from a fall or road rash from a bike accident. […]

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July 13, 2023
Ivy-Proof Your Adventure: How Tecnu Detox Wipes Saves Your Hike

When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors, there's nothing quite like a thrilling hike through nature's beauty. However, pesky plants like poison ivy and poison oak can put a damper on your adventure. Luckily, Tecnu Detox Wipes are here to save the day! These individually wrapped wipes remove urushiol oil and other toxic residues […]

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July 5, 2023
Battle of the Bumps: Spider Bites vs. Poison Ivy Rashes

Spending time outdoors is rejuvenating, but sometimes it has unexpected consequences like skin irritations. Two common culprits are poison ivy rashes and spider bites. It's important to differentiate between the two to properly address the issue. In this article, we'll explore how to spot the differences, provide tips on what to do if you identify […]

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June 28, 2023
What is the Difference Between Poison Oak & Ivy?

For those who love the outdoors, there's a lot to admire and explore, but there are also hazards to be wary of. Among these hazards, poison oak and poison ivy stand out. These plants can cause discomfort and ruin an excellent outdoor experience if not identified and avoided. This guide will help you understand the […]

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June 21, 2023
Protect Your Palms: Understanding How Poison Oak & Ivy Spreads

As a gardener or an outdoor enthusiast, you're likely familiar with the discomfort of an unfortunate encounter with poison oak or poison ivy. Understanding how these plants spread and how to identify them can help you navigate the great outdoors more safely. In this article, we'll explore how to identify these toxic plants, what to […]

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June 14, 2023
Poison Ivy In My Eye: What Should I Do? / Understanding Urushiol Oil 

If there’s one thing that ruins a day in the great outdoors, it’s a run-in with poison ivy or oak. But what happens if you accidentally rub your eyes and spread the itchy, scratchy reaction even further? Urushiol oil, a substance found in plants like poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac, is notorious for […]

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June 7, 2023
Taking on Poison Ivy: How to Remove It Before It's Out of Control

What is Poison Ivy? Poison ivy, scientifically known as Toxicodendron radicans, is native to North America. It is found in various environments, from the countryside to urban areas. The plant contains urushiol, an oily compound that causes an allergic reaction in 85% of humans. This reaction is known as contact dermatitis, resulting in an itchy, […]

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May 31, 2023
How to Tell the Difference Between Harmless and Poison Sumac

You may have heard of poison ivy and oak, but have you ever heard of Sumac? This plant is not as well-known as poison ivy or poison oak, but it can still cause a lot of discomfort if you come into contact with it. Poison sumac, or Toxicodendron vernix, grows in wet, marshy areas and […]

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May 24, 2023
Nature's Superheroes: How Dogs and Cats Avoid Poison Oak

Regarding outdoor adventures, many people love to bring their furry friends along for the ride. While dogs and cats may seem immune to nature's dangers, they are superheroes in their own right. One of the interesting things about our pets is that they rarely get poison oak and ivy rashes due to their fur.  In […]

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May 17, 2023
5 Products We Recommend For Your Outdoor First Aid Kit

Ah, it’s that time of year again when the seasons are in full bloom, and you likely want to get outside and enjoy them! Unfortunately, your plans may be interrupted by some common pests that also arise this time of year, including poison oak and poison ivy. Have no fear, by prepping in advance, you […]

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May 10, 2023
Happy Planting! Tips to Stay Itch-Free While Gardening

Does your green thumb have you itching and scratching? Gardening is a great way to spend time outside and enjoy the warmer weather, but this favorite pastime can also bring unwanted pests. From poison oak and ivy to mosquitoes and other bugs, it's essential to take preventative measures to avoid these pests and know what […]

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May 3, 2023
Spring Clean Your Garden

Spring is in the air, so it’s time to prep your garden for beautiful weather. Green thumb or not, you’ll want to show your outdoor areas some TLC so you can enjoy the warm months ahead. Before planting new flowers, set a foundation by clearing your garden of unwanted guests - including poison oak and […]

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April 27, 2023
Feeling Sick? It Could be Poison Oak

Do you love the outdoors? Chances are, if you’ve spent any time outside in the wilderness, you’ve probably encountered poison oak. This plant is notorious for causing an irritating skin rash and, in some cases, a severe allergic reaction. This condition is caused by the urushiol oil on the plant and can lead to symptoms […]

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April 21, 2023
10 Ways to Enjoy Nature During Spring

Spring is the perfect time to leave the house and explore the great outdoors. As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, there are endless opportunities to enjoy nature. Whether you prefer hiking through the woods or lounging by the water, there is something for everyone. Here are ten ways to enjoy nature […]

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April 18, 2023
Can You Become Immune to Poison Ivy?

Poison ivy is notorious for causing an itchy, uncomfortable rash. Unfortunately, this plant is also popular in North America and can cause quite a stir for active families and nature lovers. The plant contains urushiol, an oil that leads to severe allergic reactions in most people. Despite popular belief, there is no known cure or […]

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April 10, 2023
Poison Ivy in the Spring

Poison Ivy in the Spring Ah, springtime! The most beautiful time of year brings blooming flowers, budding trees, and chirping birds, but it’s also the most popular season for poison ivy. This pesky plant causes itchy and uncomfortable rashes that can quickly spread from person to person on clothing, tools, and pets. In this article, […]

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April 4, 2023
Should you drain poison ivy blisters?

Poison ivy rashes can be incredibly itchy or painful—or even both. It can be highly tempting to scratch and pop the blisters for temporary relief or because you think it will help with the healing process. There are many myths about poison ivy, the rashes it causes, and the treatment of the blisters. Some are […]

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