Surgical Spirit – 200ml (Brand May Vary)

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What is Care Surgical Spirit?

Care Surgical Spirit is a treatment that is intended to be used for treating bedsores and hardening the skin on the feet. The active ingredient in this liquid is methyl salicylate. This is a drug that improves blood flow by dilating the blood vessels. Methyl salicylate is known as a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID).


What causes bedsores?

Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers or pressure sores, are injuries that occur on the skin and the tissue underneath the skin. These are caused by pressure on the skin over a longer period. These can appear anywhere but are most common on the heel, elbows, hips, and the spine. They can form in a few hours. Symptoms of these sores include:

  • Parts of the skin become discoloured
  • Patches not turning white when pressed
  • Skin that feels warm, hard, or spongy
  • Itchiness and pain in the affected areas

These symptoms are sometimes referred to as stage 1 sore. There are others, which are characterised as:

  • An open wound or blister – Stage 2
  • A deep wound that reaches deep into the skin – Stage 3
  • A very deep wound which could reach muscle or bone – Stage 4

If you notice these, speak to a doctor as soon as possible.


Who is this treatment suitable for?

This medication is suitable to be used by adults and children affected by bed sores and skin softness on the feet. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the treatment. Speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using if you are currently taking warfarin, an anticoagulant.


Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this medication?

Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should consult a medical professional for advice before using this medicine.


How should Care Surgical Spirit be used?

Do not apply to any broken skin. When using, apply to the affected areas of the skin using cotton wool. Only use until the expiry date and after it has expired, stop using and carefully dispose of any unused treatment.


Are there any side effects?

When using this Surgical Spirit correctly, there are no known side effects. If you do notice any side effect when using this treatment, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


More Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


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Active Ingredients

  • Methyl Salicylate
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MethodHandling TimeTransit TimeTimescaleApprox Cost
Standard Shipping (3-5 Working Days)123£2.95
Royal Mail Tracked 24011£4.95

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Free UK Delivery on all orders over £30* - Delivery within 3-5 working days.

Standard UK Delivery - £2.95* - Delivery within 3-5 working days.

Express UK Delivery - £4.95** - Delivery within 1-2 working days.

Temperature Controlled Delivery - £8.85 - Delivery within 1-3 working days.

Please Note: These prices are shown as a guide only. All delivery times are approximate but have been obtained in good faith.

*Excluding refrigerated products and treatments which are subject to different postage charges.


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Surgical Spirit – 200ml (Brand May Vary) Reviews

Helen Lambert,
Excellent quality. Brilliant packaging so no damage during postage. Excellent value for quantity.
Good thank you
Great product for cleaning wounds
Linda Wyatt,
hazel mcnicol,
It is what it is simply surgical spirit.