I too have bruises on my inner arms and upper legs due to 2 really rough bouts of poison ivy? oak? the past 2 years. I thought I'd learned my lesson but no, I had to do it again and now I'm breaking out on my face and arm.I used gloves to weed and I did wash my hands and arms with Technu and must hsve touched my face. CalaGel is better than any other thing I've tried to keep the itch down I hope this is a mild case this time!!!