What is Savlon Antiseptic Cream?
Savlon Antiseptic Cream can help to prevent infection, provide relief and aid the natural healing of minor wounds, burns and skin reactions. It’s caring formula helps to cleanse cuts, grazes and minor wounds to prevent infection. It can also be used as a first aid treatment for superficial burns and scalds as well as preventing infection on shaving cuts, blisters and sores. If you are looking for an effective treatment for small injuries and skin afflictions, try Savlon Antiseptic Cream.
What is the best way to treat small wounds?
Most small injuries like cuts and grazes are easily treated in the home and should start to heal within a few days. Here are some steps you can take to help treat minor injuries.
Stop any bleeding
If the wound is bleeding, apply pressure to the affected area using a clean, dry and absorbent material such as a bandage, towel or handkerchief for several minutes. If the cut is on your hand or arm, raise it above your head to help reduce the flow of blood to the injured area. If the injury is on the leg or foot, lie down and raise your legs.
Clean and dress the wound
When the wound has stopped bleeding, clean it thoroughly. Wash and dry your hands and clean the wound by placing it under clean water. Pat the area dry with a clean towel. Apply an antiseptic, like Savlon, if required, followed by a sterile, adhesive dressing. Keep the dressing clean by changing it when necessary. Check the wound regularly and if it has closed you can remove the dressing.
How can Savlon Cream help to treat minor skin problems and injuries?
Savlon Antiseptic Cream can be used to treat a variety of first aid needs and skin problems including:
- Cuts and grazes
- Insect bites and stings
- Minor burns and scalds
- Shaving cuts
- As an antiseptic hand cream
- Blisters and sores
- Chapped skin
- Nappy rash
- Sport and blackheads
Savlon Antiseptic Cream contains two active ingredients: cetrimide, chlorhexidine digluconate. It works by cleansing cuts and grazes to prevent infection and can be used to provide relief from superficial burns and scalds. Savlon can also be used to cleanse and treat minor skin problems including chapped skin, spots and blackheads. With a multitude of uses, Savlon is a first aid box must-have.
How to use this product?
Clean and dry your hands thoroughly before use. Apply the cream to the affected area. Do NOT use this product on the eyes or ears.
When NOT to use Savlon
Do NOT use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list). This product is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, middle ear, meninges and other nervous tissues.
Discontinue use and seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following very rare reactions:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the face, tongue or throat
- Skin irritation
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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- Cetrimide, Chlorhexidine
Active ingredients: Cetrimide 0.5% w/w & Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.1% w/w.
Also contains: Cetostearyl Alcolhol, Liquid Paraffin, Methylhydroxybenzoate, Propylhydroxybenzoate, Perfume, Purified Water.
Can you put savlon on intimate areas? Externally.
It wouldn't be recommended, as could cause further irritation and is against the product licensing
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