A few years ago, I accidentally had gotten into some poison ivy. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice until the itching and blistering began. I’m very allergic to poison ivy and my immune response is rather overboard. In the past, I’ve blistered so bad, I’ve had people ask me how I burned myself.
Before this latest run-in with poison ivy, I’d gone to the National Recreation & Park Association conference and had picked-up a give-away at a booth called Zanfel. Their booth had a very visual display of people with poison ivy before and after treatment. Luckily, I recalled that I had a tube of this supposed miracle cure.
I was willing to try anything.
I just had to find it. In my office. Which is a disaster most days but worse after I come back from a conference and have to play catch-up. After several moments of
tearing my office apart looking for the box, I was thrilled when I found it.
Zanfel is this grainy-ish stuff that kind of looks like toothpaste. I followed the directions and squeezed out the correct amount (there is a ruler on the box) and began cleaning the area as directed.
I’m paranoid, so I did it again a few moments later and then again the next day. (I think I went a little crazy.)
Anyways, the result was the area I treated with Zanfel didn’t blister. This was great because a massive blister would have massively sucked when we went on vacation to Myrtle Beach a week later.
We order our stockpile through Amazon and always have a tube since I’ve found I can’t always rely on the local pharmacies to have it in stock or even know what I am talking about.