No more tears – dealing with poison ivy, oak and sumac

The urushiol oil in poison sumac, poison oak, and poison ivy is the evil substance that can produce a severe skin rash.

But if you watch this video you’ll discover that timely urushiol removal can prevent poison ivy skin reaction. The key is to understand how poison ivy works and how to effectively remove it completely. Watch this great video to find out how friction is your friend!

Let J.F. Brauker show you how you can eliminate the effects of poison ivy – every time you venture into the woods. And check out the image below. I carry it on my phone.

People swear by Dawn dish soap

If you think you might have worked with some poison ivy, as soon as you can, wash with Dawn dish soap, very hot water and scrape the skin. Really works says a reader.