Zanfel Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac Wash
Zanfel Laboratories, Inc. is dedicated to producing high quality consumer products that address the issues associated with Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac. Zanfel Poison Ivy Wash is a safer, faster and more effective option than steroids or antihistamines for relieving poison ivy, oak or sumac. Use of Zanfel gets warfighters back to duty in an itch-free, healing state.
By Steve Sisler, Vice President of Sales, Zanfel Laboratories, Inc.
From Combat & Casualty Care , August 2022
WHAT IS ZANFEL
Zanfel® Poison Ivy Wash is the only product clinically shown to remove urushiol, the toxin found in poison ivy, oak, and sumac, ANYTIME after outbreak of the rash. With a small amount of water, you can treat yourself in the field. Unlike Zanfel, other products temporarily reduce itching but do nothing to remove urushiol. Once the urushiol has been removed, the body is in a position to immediately heal the rash.
- Zanfel relieves itching within 30 seconds.
- One and done treatment for poison ivy.
- Completely removes poison ivy oil from the skin.
- Healing starts after a 3-minute Zanfel wash.
WORKS ON INSECT BITES AND STINGS
In addition to being used as a treatment for poison ivy, oak and sumac, Zanfel is also extremely effective for the pain and itch associated with Mosquito and Chigger Bites, Sand Flea and Sand Fly Bites, Bee, Wasp and Hornet Stings, Fire Ant and Black Ant Bites and other Insect Bites and Stings
ZANFEL BENEFITS AND SAVINGS TO THE MEDICAL COMMAND AND THE WARFIGHTER
- The use of Zanfel improves readiness and allows the poison ivy, oak or sumac affected warfighter to Return To Duty (RTD) within a matter of minutes, versus a week or more, in an itch-free and healing state.
- Improved training success, as a result of reduced student recycle rates.
- Significant and immediate cost savings to the unit and medical command.
- Reduced cost to the force and dependents globally for DoD.
PLANTS AROUND THE WORLD, WHICH ALSO CONTAIN THE POISON IVY TOXIN (URUSHIOL)
Risk of exposure to urushiol (the poison ivy toxin), is not only a North American allergic skin reaction. Below is a list of plants around the world that contain urushiol. Keep Zanfel on-hand during deployments to these areas.
- Asian Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron orientale) – East Asia
- Brazilian Pepper Plant (Schinus terebinthifolius) – Southern US, South America, Caribbean, India, Australia, Pacific Islands
- Cashew Nut Tree (Anacardium occidentale) – Worldwide
Chinese Varnish Tree (Toxicodendron potaninii) – China
- Lacquer Tree (Toxicodendron vernicifluum) – China, Japan, Korea
Mango Plant (Mangifera indica)– Worldwide in frost free climates including California, Florida, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico
- Manzanilla (Toxicodendron striatum) – South America
- Pistachio Tree (Pistacia vera) – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Tunisia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Sicily, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan (especially the provinces of Samangan and Badghis)
- Poisonwood Plant (Metopium toxiferum)– Southern Florida, Caribbean, Central & South America
- Small Flowered Poison Sumac (Toxicodendron parviflorum) – Bhutan, India
- Wax Tree (Toxicodendron succedaneum) – China, India, Nepal, Australia, New Zealand