What is Germolene Wound Care Cream?
Germolene Wound Care Cream is a treatment that is suitable to be used for treating minor cuts, abrasions, scratches, burns, bites, and stings on the skin. The active ingredient of this cream is chlorhexidine dihydrochloride which is an antiseptic that helps to prevent infection. Using this cream will also soften the skin as well as soothe irritation.
What can cause a skin infection?
A skin infection can occur when the skin has a wound or cut in it, which opens up the risk of infection. An infection can be caused by:
The risk of infection if further increased if you are diabetic or have poor circulation in the body. This is also the case if you have a weakened immune system, from conditions such as HIV or AIDS.
Who is this Germolene cream suitable for?
This cream is suitable to be used by adults and children, including the elderly. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the cream. Do not use on the inside of the ears if there is a hole or tear in the eardrum. If you are using any other form of medication, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this cream?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should consult a medical professional for advice before using this Germolene cream.
How should Germolene Wound Care Cream be used?
Before using for the first, ensure that the tube seal has not been broken. Wash the affected skin with warm water, but no soap. Apply the cream as needed for relief. Any dressing can be applied as well if you feel that it is necessary. Do not use the cream after the expiry date that is on the packaging. Store in a cool place below 25°C.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many types of medication, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects when using this cream include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Skin irritation
- A rash
- Burning sensation in the skin
If you notice any side effect, stop using immediately and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
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 https://www.nhs.uk
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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Can it be used as lube
We wouldn't recommend that this is used for this purpose!
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