Zanfel - Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac Wash
What is Zanfel?
Zanfel Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac Wash® is a safe and effective topical solution for the reaction caused by exposure to poison ivy, poison oak, and sumac. Zanfel is a specially formulated wash that is clinically shown to remove urushiol, the toxin found in poison ivy, oak and sumac, from the skin and relieve itching ANYTIME after an outbreak.
How Does Zanfel Work?
Zanfel effectively removes urushiol. While regular products temporarily reduce itching but do nothing to remove urushiol, Zanfel treats the problem, not just the symptoms. It works to effectively remove urushiol from your skin by binding with the toxin to create an aggregated cluster, then moves it to the surface of the skin where it can quickly and effectively be washed away with water.
Why Does Zanfel Work?
The key to stopping the itch is actually removing the poison ivy, poison sumac, or poison oak toxin from the skin. This toxin (urushiol) is the cause of the allergic reaction (contact dermatitis). Zanfel actually removes the toxin from the layer of skin so that the itching stops and the body is put into a position to immediately begin healing the rash.
How Fast Does Zanfel Work?
You will begin to feel relief within seconds of washing with Zanfel. The healing begins as the toxin is removed so in most cases, you will feel relief in as little as 30 seconds!
After completing the first treatment, you should be itch-free and 75-80% of the rash also should disappear within 24 hours. For most people, no more treatments are required.
Is Zanfel Safe?
Yes! Zanfel is perfect for everyone! This safe formulation can be safely used by children, pregnant and nursing women. No matter your age, Zanfel provides the healing relief you need most!
Is Zanfel Safe to use... Anywhere?
Zanfel is safe to use on any external body area, including the face and genitals.
When is the Best Time to Use Zanfel?
Zanfel can and should be used ANYTIME after the rash appears.
What Side Effects Should I Expect from Zanfel?
Zanfel has been clinically tested. There are no known side effects to using Zanfel.
What Else Should I Know About Using Zanfel?
Zanfel is the ONLY product clinically shown to remove the toxin urushiol ANYTIME after the outbreak.
Zanfel is very instruction specific. Be sure to read and follow ALL steps in the instructions.
For most mild to moderate cases, ONE application of Zanfel is all that is needed.
If the itch returns, rewash with Zanfel as per the directions. If the itch is gone, there is no need to reapply.
Know Your Poisonous Plants
Poison Ivy, the most common of the three plants, is characterized by three pointed leaflets. These leaves assume bright colors in the fall, turning yellow, then red. Poison ivy is found everywhere in the United States except Alaska, Hawaii, and California. It is most commonly found in the eastern and mid-western states.
Using Zanfel: 5 Easy Steps
1. Wet the affected area.
2. Squeeze 1 and 1/2 inches (no less; see ruler below) of Zanfel onto one palm. (Product will not work if less than 1 and 1/2 inches is used.)
3. Wet and rub both hands together for 10 seconds, working the product into a paste. (This will activate the ingredients. Do not bypass or modify this step.)
4. Rub both hands (up to 3 minutes, if needed) on the affected area, working Zanfel into the skin until there is no sign of itching (15 seconds is typical for mild to moderate reactions).
5. Rinse the area thoroughly. If the itch returns (which could be several hours later), rewash, following steps 1 through 5, and read the Q&A insert found in the package.
This tube contains enough Zanfel to wash approximately 15 patches the size of an adult hand or face.
Note: severe reactions (that typically look like thick leathery burns) will probably require additional washings. If symptoms persist, reread the Q&A insert found in the packaging and see a physician.
Do not take this product internally. Avoid contact with the eye. Safe for use by children and pregnant or nursing women.Safe for the face and genitals.
There are no known side effects. Not recommended for use with rashes not caused by urushiol.