I have poison oak.
There is a picture of it. The poison oak on me is in the form of a small rash on one arm and a single bump on the other hand. I dislike poison oak’s effect on my skin. But I can say thank [insert your deity, or not, depending upon your preference] for Tecnu–
Tecnu, take me away!
Much of the wash portion of the burned area is coming up poison oak and I am sure I stepped on some. But I also did wash with Tecnu, and made my son wash with Tecnu, when we wandered through the area. I am, however, convinced that the quail carry it around sometimes and by handling them I get it on me. This is the conclusion I came to many years ago when, despite feeling pretty darn sure I hadn’t hit any parts of the plant, I always seemed to have a rash. By then I had discovered Tecnu so at least I wasn’t in the agony I might have been.
Of course…right now, I feel little itches everywhere–apparently imagining that I will soon explode in a pile of poison oak lesions.
But again thank Teclabs for Tecnu