Savlon Antiseptic Cream 100g
Savlon Antiseptic Cream 100g
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This popular antiseptic cream is great for treating minor skin conditions and nappy rash.
- Soothes and protects the skin
- Antiseptic cream that's suitable for all ages
- Helps to cleanse and protect minor wounds from infection
- Soothes nappy rash, spots, blackheads and sunburn
- Easy to apply
If a minor injury occurs, it’s important to clean and treat the affected area to reduce the risk of infection. This handy tube of Savlon Antiseptic Cream does exactly that. The formula is suitable for both adults and children, and it works to soothe itchy and irritated skin, nappy rash, spots and sunburn. For best results, apply a small amount to the skin with clean and dry hands for instant relief.
What can Savlon Antiseptic cream treat?
Savlon cream is typically used to treat minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. It can also be used to treat insect bites and other skin irritations. The active ingredients in Savlon cream are cetrimide and chlorhexidine gluconate, which are both antimicrobial agents. These ingredients help to kill bacteria and prevent infections from developing in the affected area. Savlon cream should not be used on deep wounds or puncture wounds, as it may not be effective in these cases. It is always best to consult with a doctor or healthcare provider before using any medication on a wound
What does antiseptic mean?
An antiseptic is a substance that is applied to the skin or other surfaces to kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms. This can help to prevent infections and other complications in wounds, cuts, and other types of injuries.
What is the difference between antiseptic and antibacterial?
The main difference between antiseptic and antibacterial agents is the type of microorganisms they are effective against. Antiseptic agents are designed to kill or inhibit the growth of a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. In contrast, antibacterial agents are specifically designed to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. This means that an antiseptic agent may be more effective against a broader range of microorganisms, but an antibacterial agent may be more effective against bacteria in particular.
Are there any known side effects of treating wounds with Savlon Antiseptic cream?
There are some potential side effects that may occur when using Savlon Antiseptic cream on wounds. The most common side effects are skin irritation and allergic reactions. This can manifest as redness, itching, and swelling in the affected area.
What is the active ingredient in Savlon Antiseptic cream?
The active ingredients in Savlon antiseptic cream are cetrimide and chlorhexidine gluconate. Cetrimide is a type of antimicrobial agent that is effective against a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Chlorhexidine gluconate is another antimicrobial agent that is effective against a broad range of microorganisms, including many types of bacteria.
Active Ingredients: Cetrimide 0.5% w/w & Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.1% w/w
Other Ingredients: Cetostearyl Alcohol, Liquid Paraffin, Methylhydroxybenzoate (E218), Propylhydroxybenzoate (E216), Disodium Edetate, Perfume & Purified Water.
Usage and Instructions
Directions for use:
- Wash your hands prior to the application
- Clean and dry the affected area thoroughly
- Apply a small amount of Savlon with a clean fingertip
- Repeat up to 3-4 times a day, as required
- Use Savlon antiseptic cream to cleanse and help prevent infection
- Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, especially chlorhexidine as it may cause allergic reactions. Cetostearyl alcohol may cause local skin reactions. Parahydroxybenzoates may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
- Do not use on the eyes or ears.
- Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
- For external use only
Stop using and seek medical help immediately if you have any of the following very rare allergic reactions:
Difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, dizziness or rash.
If you experience these or other side effects, stop using and seek medical advice.