Zanfel For Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac



Zanfel® is a specially formulated wash for urushiol-induced contact dermatitis. Urushiol is the toxin known to cause the itching and rash associated with poison ivy, oak, sumac, poisonwood, and related plants. The most important step in eliminating the rash is to remove urushiol from the skin. Zanfel works by surrounding urushiol and bonding with it, enabling it to be rinsed away with water. Zanfel offers relief at any stage of the reaction and often with only one wash. Most individuals experience relief from the itching within 30 seconds of application. The rash will begin to subside within hours if the reaction is mild to moderate. Zanfel is easy to use: (the following directions are for an area the size of an adult hand or face.) For best results, use Zanfel in a shower or sink where it is easy to thoroughly rinse off the product. 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 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.



Zanfel® Unique Dual-Action Formula™. Indicated for use after outbreak of the rash. 1. Washes away poison ivy, oak & sumac (Urushiol) from the skin and 2. Relieves itching in... 30 seconds®. 24 hours prior to using Zanfel. 5 hours after using Zanfel. 2 days after using Zanfel.

Other Description

Washes away urushiol and relieves itching in 30 Seconds™. Zanfel® Zanfel Laboratories Inc. Indicated for use after outbreak of the rash. It Works!® for poison ivy, oak & sumac. For more information, visit or call 1.800.401.4002. ©Copyright 1999-2012 Zanfel Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.


Polyethylene Granules, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Nonoxynol-9, C12-15 Pareth-9, Disodium EDTA, Quaternium-15, Carbomer 2%, Triethanolamine, Water.


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 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.