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THE BIG E (ERIC)

Massachusetts

Hey guys. Woke up with poison ivy on my face and back or my legs. Anyone ever use Zanfel before? Does it work? Also do you have any home remedies for this? Thanks guys

8/16/2020 7:43:07 AM

Jimbo01

Mid Michigan

Dandruff shampoo works.

8/16/2020 8:52:33 AM

Smallmouth (Team Ozark)

Missouri

Zanfel definitely helps, and in my opinion it’s the best product out there. Time is your main cure along with not touching\scratching.

I remember vividly camping on a river with my dad in 1988, and getting covered in poison ivy after fighting my brother in some brush. I spent the next 10 days watching the 88 summer Olympics trying not to move and covered in calamine lotion.


8/16/2020 9:11:46 AM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Once you have the rash, you have missed your window to prevent it. I am very allergic to poison Ivy and I often have to weed whack large sections that are covered with it. I have gained a ton of experience over the years. The key to prevention is to be able to ID the plant, It is a master of disguise and it looks different in different situations and environments. To prevent poison ivy from causing a rash when I work with it. I wear long sleeves and pants. The next step is to make sure to wash up thoroughly with soap and water. This must be done with in a few hours of your exposure. Use a luffa type sponge or soaped up wash cloth to get in between your fingers and all the other places where poison ivy oils tend to be left. Remember it is an oil called urushiol that causes the problem so it requires a very good grease cutting soap to effectively remove it. Procucts like tecnu do work well but are extremely expensive. An arborist told me he uses the blue dawn dish soap and I have been using that effectively for many years now. The key is to remove all those oils from your skin. Your skin should feel squeaky clean when coming out of the shower. Once you are showered you should be good, but I often will get poison ivy from a secondary source. (for example) I will forget that the shoes I wore in the Poison Ivy still have the oil on them. I will lace them up the next morning and I will get poison ivy from them. (for me I would start to see the rash by the next morning)

8/16/2020 9:23:26 AM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

I have learned to recognize the early warning signs of P.I. if I start itching in a certain spot for no apparent reason I will assume that I unknowingly got into some poison ivy. YOu can immediately shower the affected area and scrub it really well with soap and water. You can prevent an outbreak this way. ONce you can actually see the rash on the skin it is too late,(I like to use Tecnu extreme at this stage to help with the itching) But if it is just itching and no bumpy rash is present stop what you are doing and wash up thoroghly. I have woken up itching in the middle of the night many times. It is not too late to shower remove the oil and prevent the rash. There you go, more info than you ever wanted to know, this information comes to you from my knowledge obtained through my suffering.

8/16/2020 9:30:07 AM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

This video is a good one that helps to illustrate what I am talking about. He uses automotive grease to demonstrate proper washing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oyoDRHpQK0

8/16/2020 9:33:37 AM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

ANother good Poison Ivy soap that is cheap is Fels-Naptha an old fashioned bar soap designed originally for spot treating laundry. Works great for that too.

8/16/2020 9:35:42 AM

Spudley (Scott)

Alaska

Eric if there's a public swimming pool nearby. Go and take a dip. The chlorine will take care of it. Works every time

8/16/2020 1:08:35 PM

Suburban Gardener

Western Washington

Blue Dawn, takes Poison Ivy Oil out of your way! Woot!

8/16/2020 1:23:10 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Zanfel is expensive, but very effective

8/16/2020 6:29:26 PM

don young

dan boelman

8/16/2020 8:07:14 PM

Pumpkinman Dan

Urbandale, Iowa

Hi Everybody, in addition to being a pumpkin grower, I work at Zanfel Laboratories, maker of Zanfel Poison Ivy Oak and Sumac Wash. Zanfel is the most effective OTC product for poison ivy rash. When you touch poison ivy, the plant has an allergenic oil that sits on your skin for about one hour, then soaks in, and it attaches itself to your skin cells, and causes itchy misery. So, if its been less than one hour, a de-greaser soap like Dawn will take the oil off the surface of your skin. Two days later when the rash has broken out, the poison ivy oil is already down in the layers of your skin. Zanfel is the only product clinically shown to remove the poison ivy oil, Anytime after the rash has broken out. Zanfel is a gritty scrub that you wash with over the existing rash. While you are washing with Zanfel, the product pulls the poison ivy oil molecules (called urushiol) out of your skin, inactivates it the oil, and when you wash off the Zanfel, you literally wash the poison ivy oil out of your skin. With the poison ivy plants' oily allergen gone from your skin, itching stops, and your body is in a position to immediately begin healing the rash. Many times, Zanfel can save you from days of misery, and prevent you from having to go into the clinic for a steroid prescription. Zanfel has no side effects, and is safe for kids.

8/16/2020 8:37:32 PM

Pumpkinman Dan

Urbandale, Iowa

Zanfel can be found in the first aid section of your local pharmacy.

8/16/2020 8:38:27 PM

Pumpkinman Dan

Urbandale, Iowa

https://www.zanfel.com/help

8/16/2020 8:46:01 PM

Pumpkinman Dan

Urbandale, Iowa

Lastly, we have a Zanfel Informational Kit (includes free sample) available if you fit into any of these categories: any US Military, any healthcare professional, law enforcement, fire service, tree care industry, nursery/landscape/gardening, other green industry, Boy Scout or Girl Scout leader, Occupational Health or Safety professional. To request your Free Zanfel Kit with sample, email me at DBOELMAN@ZANFEL.COM Be sure to include your name, company name, and your full mailing address.

8/16/2020 8:54:14 PM

THE BIG E (ERIC)

Massachusetts

Thank you everyone! I tried using some dawn dish soap to help remove some of the oil. Zanfel and pure plant ID seems like the best way to go! Poison ivy is zero fun. I have a family friend nearby with a chlorine swimming pool. I will give that a try as well!

8/17/2020 6:33:58 AM

THE BIG E (ERIC)

Massachusetts

Dan I just sent you an email! Thank you!

8/17/2020 6:47:12 AM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

One last observation, that I have made. I am not sure why but the use of sunscreen seems to help the spread of Poison Ivy. Avoid the use of it when working with poison ivy.

8/17/2020 7:42:20 AM

Spudley (Scott)

Alaska

Yeah Eric when were kids and got it a day at the pool worked every time. Just wanted to let you know I not passing along here say. Been there done that.

8/17/2020 2:35:55 PM

fisherray

rochester ny

Been using Tecnu for 20 years and haven't had PI since. It says you can use it even after rash appears.

8/17/2020 5:13:49 PM

THE BIG E (ERIC)

Massachusetts

Thank you for the care package Dan! I applied the Zanfel this evening and I must say the itch is gone on my face and the back of my legs and hands. Really incredible. I will report in over the coming days. Thank you again!!

8/18/2020 9:36:06 PM

Suburban Gardener

Western Washington

Growers Helping Growers, Woot!

Glad you're feeling better, Eric!

8/19/2020 3:59:50 PM

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