Zanfel Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac Wash, 1 oz Tube
- One-ounce tube contains wash treatment for poison ivy, oak, and sumac (urishiol)
- Itching and pain are relieved within 30 seconds of treatment
- Safe for children, pregnant, and nursing women
- Topical solution can be used on external body areas including the face and genitals
- Can be used in conjunction with steroid treatments
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The Zanfel poison oak, ivy, and sumac (urishiol) topical wash treatment comes in a one-ounce tube, provides relief of pain and itching within 30 seconds, is safe for children, pregnant, and nursing women, and can be used on external body areas including the face and genitals. A wash treatment is a topical substance that provides physical relief to campers, landscapers, forestry workers, and firefighters, for itches and rashes caused by plants. This wash treatment can be used in conjunction with steroid treatments. Zanfel cream binds with urushiol, allowing it to be removed from the body with washing and water. Zanfel can be used to clean garden utensils and other instruments that have plant substances on them. It has a 10-year shelf life.
Zanfel Laboratories manufactures topical wash substances used by campers, landscapers, forestry workers, and firefighters to treat physical symptoms caused by plants. The company, founded in 1998, is headquartered in Clive,IA.
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Top Customer Reviews
I get poison ivy basically throughout the entire summer because of my dogs. They tromp through forests and underbrush and get the poison ivy oils on their fur and then spread that to me. For the past many years, I've just suffered and waited for Fall to come. This year, it started to get pretty bad and so I began intensive research. I tried calomine, Tecnu, Ivy Block, and plenty of others. In desperation, I saw Zanfel at the drugstore and decided it was worth a shot. That 1oz tube got rid of almost all of my itching and cleared up my rashes in about 1.5 days. That's when I started looking around and found the story behind Zanfel and Mean Green. Now I use Mean Green virtually every time I shower.Read more ›
ZANFEL does WORK. I use it. My family uses it. It DOES work!
Here's my story:
Back in 1994, I was clearing an overgrown section of my backyard. I had let the grass and weeds grow so out of control in this one section that the only way I could clear the area was to use a weed whacker before using the lawn mower.
As I was clearing the area, something got tangled in the weed whacker. Upon attempting to clear the tangle, I noticed it was poison ivy. It was coming from the neighbor's yard, under my fence along the ground, and climbing my stockade fence.
To the point, I had just sent poison ivy spores flying into the air courtesy of the weed whacker. As a result, I ended up with poison ivy spots all over: legs, arms, neck. A co-worker noticed me scratching and applying Caladryl (which is useless) and told me about ZANFEL. At that time, it could only be purchased via the web site. It was not in stores yet and he swore by it.
I bought it. It came in a small tub, probably several ounces (not the 1 ounce you get today). I used it and it worked, but, I had spots all over so I used the entire tub. I was basically bathing in it.
When I ordered more, I got a call from the company asking why I needed so much. They were worried I was using way too much. They suggested I go the doctor and get a cortisone shot.
I explained I had already seen a doctor and got the shot (which doesn't help). I explained that I did not have one patch of poison ivy; I had spots all over. I looked like I had chicken pox.Read more ›
For more detailed information check the pending patent application by Mr. William Yarbrough at the freepatentsonline website. The patent application not only describes how Zanfel works but also has a very nice, although technical, description of the general background of causes and cures. Mr. Yarbrough must be congratulated for both his ability to think outside the box and his persistence in creating a useful over-the-counter medicine. I sincerely hope he makes a bundle with Zanfel and also hope he gets his patent.
What makes Zanfel/Mean Green unusual is that it can chemically neutralize urushiol, the agent that causes the contact dermatitis, even days after exposure. As far as I know, no other agent can do this without destroying your skin. While urushiol buried deep in the skin can still cause problems, repeated applications of Zanfel/Mean Green seem to make things easier and ameliorate itching. However, it is best to start as soon as possible after exposure. Even minutes can make a difference.
Now, here is some information about poison ivy/oak/sumac caused dermatitis I mostly learned the hard way. First, it is not an infection but an out-of-control reaction of your immune system. You cannot infect either yourself or others with urushiol bound to proteins in your skin or in fluid your skin might exude.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I rarely comment on my purchases from Amazon. In this case, I can offer a truly positive review. I am extremely allergic to poison ivy, which means blisters on my hands. Read morePublished 6 days ago by M. Cunningham
I only bought this because the guy on the box looks like a jerk who has been harassing my son at school. I'll find a way to use it to my son's advantage.Published 11 days ago by Jackflash20
I see there are a lot of mixed reviews on this product, but I actually had very good luck with it.
I'm very prone to poison ivy and usually if I get it, it spreads quickly. Read more
Nothing works better!! Best price I have found for this productPublished 12 days ago by shertherapy
Works great have been using it for years!!! Expensive but so worth it, as soon as your itch starts use it, instant relief.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Seems to have reduced the redness, but the itching remains. Been using it for over 24 hours now, at least 4 wash cycles, but I really don't sense any difference versus not using... Read morePublished 16 days ago by unimpressed
Within a few hours after scrubbing my sumac which had been very red, scabbed, irritated, itchy, scaley, and worse then I've ever had.. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Kari