What is Savlon Bites and Stings Gel?
Savlon Bites and Stings Gel is a treatment for insect bites and stings which works to relieve pain and irritation in the area while protecting from infection. Its unique formula relieves itching caused by insect bites, keeping you from scratching the area and letting it heal naturally. If you’re looking for a reliable treatment for bites and stings to add to your first aid kit, Savlon Bites and Stings Gel could be the perfect choice for you.
What happens when you get an insect bite?
When you get an insect bite or sting a small red lump will often form in your skin. This is harmless and will usually clear within a couple of days, but it can be itchy and irritating. Sometimes, bites can become infected or the person who received the bite can have a mild allergic reaction, which can mean that the bite takes longer to heal.
How does Savlon Bites and Stings Gel relieve insect bites?
Savlon Bites and Stings Gel contains three ingredients which work to relieve insect stings and bites. These three ingredients are:
- Lidocaine hydrochloride 2%
- Zinc Sulphate 1%
- Cetrimide 0.5%
Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic, which works to relieve pain, itching, and irritation in your bite or sting. Zinc sulphate and cetrimide work together to protect the skin around your bite from becoming infected, using their properties as an astringent and as a disinfectant to tackle bacteria.
Does Savlon help mosquito bites?
Savlon Bites and Stings gel can be used on mosquito bites, as it’s suitable for all insect bites and stings. However, we’d always recommend avoiding mosquito bites wherever possible as they can be responsible for the spread of disease in certain areas. If you’re concerned about mosquito bites, make sure you wear tops with long sleeves and long trousers, covering as much of your skin as possible, and use a reliable insect repellent on areas you can’t cover with clothing.
How to use this product
Apply a small amount of Savlon Bites and Stings Gel to the bite or sting using a clean fingertip. Apply gel to the affected area 3 – 4 times a day as necessary.
When should this product not be used?
Savlon Bites and Stings Gel is not suitable for use on children under the age of 12. This product is not recommended for use on animal bites. Do not use this product if you are allergic to lidocaine hydrochloride, zinc sulphate, cetrimide, or any of the other listed ingredients. This product contains propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation. For external use only, keep out of contact with eyes or other sensitive areas.
Does Savlon Bites and Stings Gel have any side effects?
Like all medications, Savlon Bites and Stings Gel can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
- Skin irritation
- Skin sensitisation
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 30 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Once opened use within 3 months. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
- Cetrimide, Lidocaine, Zinc
Active ingredients: Lidocaine Hydrochloride 2.0% w/w Zinc Sulphate 1.0% w/w Cetrimide 0.5% w/w
Hydroxyethylmethylcellulose, Polysorbate 20, Nonoxynol 9, Propylene Glycol, Levomenthol, Purified Water
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