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As noted, the key is removing it quickly. If you like to carry around dishsoap, that will work great. However if you do not regularly carry that around, abrasives are a good alternative. I've effectively used the sand at the bottom of a small waterfall to remove the oils and of the entire hiking group, all of whom realized too late what we'd walked ...


I don't know about poison oak, but have lots of experience with posion ivy. I think the irritant in both is similar (urushiol oil, or something like that). This answer applies to poison ivy, which I think transfer to posion oak too. No, ordinary soap does no good against this oil. I have taken a shower with ordinary soap shortly after being exposed to ...


Ivory soap (for North American campers)...it's the only one that actually cleans and does not leave any residue (which can hold oils) begins. I don't know what other brands of a similar product there is, but I bet you can find your own if you look for ivory soap on the Internet.


Poison oak's "poison" is an oil-based substance; therefore any oil-removing soap will do the trick. Dish soap is a low-cost and easily available substance for cleaning poison oak from skin. This study found that: Dish soap was significantly better than no treatment. Dish soap was not significantly different from two other products (Tecnu, which is much ...

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