a powerful barrier cream, is applied to the skin before
risk of exposure. It should be applied to clean, dry skin
at least 15 minutes before exposure risk. Re-application
is recommended after 4 hours to maintain the maximum level
of protection. Emergency workers who do not wash off IvyBlock
do not need to reapply if it is inconvenient.
is very safe and should not irritate the skin. Tests show
IvyBlock® is non-irritating and non-sensitizing (non-allergenic).
As with any product, individuals should read the directions
and ingredients before use. Do not use if you react to any
of the ingredients.
Poison ivy rash is not seasonal. Urushiol, the allergenic
substance that causes poison ivy, oak, and sumac rashes,
is a very stable chemical and can cause a reaction even
during the cold weather months. Poison plants contain urushiol
throughout the year and the oil is potent in all seasons.
Use of IvyBlock® can be beneficial all year long, especially
for very sensitive individuals.
Even if wear gloves or protective clothing, apply IvyBlock®
to skin areas at risk of exposure. This includes secondary
contact areas, which can result from transfer of the oil
from contaminated clothing, shoes/boots, tools, and pets.
For maximize protection, apply IvyBlock® to arms, hands,
and legs even when protective clothing is worn.
IvyBlock® should be applied every four hours to maintain
the maximum level of protection. Emergency workers who do
not wash off IvyBlock® do not need to reapply if it
IvyBlock® lotion dries, the skin will feel natural.
The lotion is non-greasy and will not adversely affect the
normal skin properties. A faint white coating on the skin
will be observed on some people when the lotion dries.