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 Technu ?
Does this stuff really work... and where do you buy it (drug store?)
Posted by DirtCrab a 32 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Titus Racer X from San Diego on 06/23/03

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  •  Re: Technu ?
    Eh. Just use rubbing alcohol.
    Posted by Endo Verendo riding a Nother Turner from The Valley on 06/23/03

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  •  Re: Technu ?
    Yeah, it does work, but it's best if used to wash down right after a ride. Use cold/cool water. It's spelled Tecnu, and can be found at most drug stores, and at many grocery stores in the section where you'll find Cortaid, Caladryl etc...
    Posted by El Jefe a 33 year old Racer riding a Ghetto Stinky and a SS Roast from Mission Viejo on 06/23/03

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  •  Re: Technu ?
    I get poison oak bad if I even look at it now. Tecnu has become a staple in my camel bak and I wash down with tecnu soaked baby wipes after a ride where there's PO. Since I started doing that, no PO.
    Drug Stores sell it
    Posted by DDawg on 06/23/03

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  •  Re: Technu ?
    Oh wait, I'm sorry DC, I forgot to post something lame and off-topic. I'll get right on it. ;-)

    BTW- Tecnu works best for preventing a PO break-out. If you already have PO, get Zanfel. Only certain drug stores carry Zanfel, and it's much more expensive than the few bucks you'd spend on Tecnu, but if you're all blistered up, it's $32 well spent.
    Posted by El Jefe a 33 year old Racer riding a Ghetto Stinky and a SS Roast from Mission Viejo on 06/23/03


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  •  Re: Technu ?
    works pretty well - for removing oils from the skin fairly quickly following exposure - the problem with po is that the oil is absorbed with 10-15 minutes on the skin - technu can lesson the severity of outbreaks by removing the oil from the skin - drug store yes for technu - better is Zanfel - expensive, but at the first signs of po outbreaks, if you use it as directed it REALLY helps...Zanfel is available over the counter -their website has a directory for finding a drug store that carries it...http://www.zanfel.com/qa.htm
    Posted by Macrider a 36 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 06/23/03

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  •  Re: Technu ?
    best prevention: a wetsuit
    2nd best: technu
    Posted by I'm vern a 40 year old riding a 'dale from simi on 06/23/03

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  •  Re: Technu ?
    I am super-sensitive to p.o. and Tecnu works on me. Scrub down on dry skin, wash off with cold water. It comes in a small bottle but doesn't take much. I got mine at Sav-On--the store of suburbia....
    Posted by Nada on 06/23/03

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  •  Re: Technu ?
    Seems to work nicely. Lately I have been applying weekly doses upon finishing rides in the San Gabes. For full-on outbreaks, I have some Rx topical steroid cream.


    Posted by Silent Bob a 26 year old riding a QoE(2fOaUm-LtF) on 06/23/03


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  •  Re: Technu ?
    Tecnu is relatively cheap prevention. My fiancee and I have found that you need to use it early. Others will recommend Zanfel, but it hasn't worked for anyone I know.
    Posted by Mess on 06/23/03

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    •  Re: Technu ?
      works for me....


      Posted by Upchuck1 on 06/23/03


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      •  Re: Technu ?
        That's great. Hasn't worked for me, my fiancee and two friends I hike with (all the people I know that have tried it). Maybe SB PO is just different.
        Posted by Mess on 06/24/03

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      •  Re: Technu ?
        Make that: Hasn't worked for my fiancee, two friends I hike with or me (all the people I know that have tried it). Maybe SB PO is just different. YMMV of course.
        Posted by Mess on 06/24/03

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  •  Re: Technu ?
    Been doing some off-trail exploring in Tecolote? I don't recommend it, even for the totally downhilling trails there.
    Posted by Dan-oh on 06/23/03

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    •  Re: Technu ?
      Nope. Doing some riding out of town this weekend which will probably expose me to P.O. and be followed by a long drive home. If I'm exposed to P.O., I usually shower immediately after the ride and use dish soap (which works great, BTW!) instead of bar soap... but I won't be able to do that this weekend, so I'm looking for alternatives. Tecnu it is!
      Posted by DirtCrab a 32 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Titus Racer X from San Diego on 06/23/03

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  •  Re: Technu ?
    Also supposedly works well for removing radioactive
    contamination/fallout, it's original intended purpose.
    Posted by 2feet on 06/25/03

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