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Brand: Boots / Antiseptic Cream is for the treatment of cuts, minor burns and scalds, small areas of sunburn, dry chapped skin, nappy rash, insect bites, spots and pimples. / Dosage Form: Cream / Type: Antiseptic

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      15.12.2013 11:18
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      5/5 a great cream which is a lot cheaper than the brands.

      I have to admit to being a rather clumsy cook and always seem to be burning myself or cutting my fingers with knives, this is part of the reason why an antiseptic cream is such an essential in our house. I used to be a bit of a brand snob when it came to anything slightly medical but as our finances have become tighter I've had to look for cheaper alternatives and Boots Antiseptic Cream has served me well. Boots sell this antiseptic cream in various size tubes, from 35g to 100g, there's also wipes and wound healing gel in Boots antiseptic product range. I usually opt for the smallest tube at 35g, partly because it's the cheapest and partly because you only need to use a really small amount. Boots Antiseptic Cream is about £1 cheaper than Savlon which is obviously a good saving, especially if this is something you buy regularly. The cream comes in a usual screw top tube which is very secure and I've never had any problems with the tube opening when I haven't wanted it to. It also comes in an outer cardboard box which is simply designed with green and white branding. Boots Antiseptic cream is suitable for adults and children making it perfect for a range of uses including: cuts and grazes, minor burns, nappy rash, insect bite and spots. The cream is quite thick in consistency meaning a small amount goes a long way. I mainly use this cream when I've burnt myself in the kitchen and I've never had any problems with a burn becoming infected and also I really find the cream soothes the burn. The same goes for cuts, it really soothes and cleans up a cut and, depending on how bad the cut is, the cream is easily followed by a plaster, which stick on easily even when cream is still visible. After reading on the box that this cream can be used on spots I decided to give it a try. I don't get a lot of spots but when I get the occasional one a dab a bit of this cream on and it takes any soreness away and reduces the redness. I would definitely recommend Boots Antiseptic Cream; it's a great way to clean up cuts and burns at a fraction of the cost of the more well known brands. This is definitely a great buy, it works well, soothes and stops infection and a little goes a long way making it even better value.

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      27.11.2013 22:23
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      Just as good as the branded type

      Antiseptic cream is an essential requirement in our house, especially when you live with a child who constantly falls over or trips up, and an accident prone husband! I usually buy my medical stuff such as antiseptic creams from Tesco and use their own brands, but recently I have been using Boot's own brand of antiseptic cream and I bought this last time I went in for a prescription as I knew we were running low. It cost about £2.75 for the tube, if I remember rightly and it contains 60g so it's not one of those tiny little tubes, it is an ample size. Cost-wise, I think that Tesco is slightly cheaper than this one from Boots, but quality wise they are equally as good as the other and certainly just as good as the branded version (Savlon or Germolene). This cream is quite thick in constancy and white in colour, though if I compare the exact shade to the Tesco cream I can clearly see that Tesco's is a brighter shade of white. Colour makes no difference to me however, it's the quality of the product I am more interested in. I have used this Boots cream lots of times on my daughter's knees and elbows mainly when she's taken a tumble, most recently when she came off her roller boots and took a nasty knock in the driveway. Using this cream always seem to calmer her down quickly, and whilst I don't put this down to any 'miracle' ingredient in the cream itself (more a psychological reaction, I would think) it does, nevertheless, appear to have a calming and soothing reaction when I use it on her broken skin. The cream itself, as I say, is fairly think in constancy and only a small amount is required. I use this on an open wound in order to prevent infection and always after cleaning the wound first, as he instructions state. I either apply this directly to the wound and then just leave, without using a dressing, or if the wound's slightly deeper, then I will apply a small amount of this cream and then use a plaster over the top. It has a very slight medicinal smell, though this is barely noticeable and I do believe it works well at preventing infection and it soothes and aids the healing process. It is only intended for surface wounds, however, and I wouldn't advocate using it on anything major. It's certainly a product which gets a fai amount of usage I our hoe and it's well priced and very effective. It comes highly recommended.

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      30.05.2013 09:39
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      Works well

      I cannot remember the exact price for the 60g tube of Boots antiseptic cream but I do remember two facts, firstly that it was priced under £3 and secondly that it was cheaper than the named brand Savlon and having used Savlon in the past I cannot say that I have noticed any difference between the two and given that the own brand product is cheaper it is a no brainer over which one I will be buying again in the future. Now that my daughter is very active but still rather clumsy with it having an antiseptic cream available is useful as she gets a few scrapes along the way to prevent any infection and to help clean up any wounds, it also has a placebo soothing effect to apply what we call the "ouchie cream" as she feels that it is taken care of once I have done a bit of amateur nursing. The cream itself has a slight medicated smell to it but nothing that is very strong and it is a slightly off white colour. It is best applied after the wound has been washed and patted dry and then you only need to apply a thin layer as the cream quickly absorbs into the skin. It can then be left to the open air or covered with a dressing depending on the type of wound. The active ingredients are Centrimide, alcohol, allontoin and dichlorobenzyl, apart from the obvious one none of these ingredients mean much to me. I have never know anyone have any reaction to this cream, certainly not in my family and it does not sting when applied other than the obvious discomfort from the rawness of the wound itself. I find that I will reapply it to the wound whenever it is washed both in the morning and again in the evening before bedtime. The cream has a slight soothing effect and seems to be very effective at reducing the risk of infection from scratches, grazes and cuts and given that it is cheaper than Savlon and does the same job I do not see myself ever switching back unless the latter is on special offer at the time of purchase.

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        29.05.2013 21:05
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        great product

        I have always had a tube of antiseptic cream in my house since the kids were young just because they are always so accident prone. I has loads of good uses so I think its difficult to live without. I had always used Savlon before trying this but when I was away for the weekend and had run out I thought I would give the boots own brand a try. The cream comes in a tube with a white top. The cream is quite thick and white. It smells the same as all antiseptic creams the smell reminds me of hospitals and clean smells. When I used the cream I have found that you dont need much as it is very easy to spread and a little really goes a long way. It is easily absorbed into the skin and is not as greasy as some of the other brands I have tried. I have now used this for all kinds of things I mainly use it for cuts and grazes when the kids have fallen over or cut themselves. It is great for this purpose you simply wash the area that has been injured and then once it has dried you can just put a bit of the cream on the sore area. I normally squeeze some out of the tube onto my finger and then apply it straight to the area. I have used it on myself when I have burnt myself which is most weeks with my cooking skills! I have found that this is great at helping the area to heal and also great at keeping it infection free. We took it on a camping trip recently and I used it on a bite that my daughter got she said that it stopped it itching almost straight away and she never complained about it the next day so it obviously worked well. I would recommend this product it is cheaper than some of the named brands and in my opinion does the same job!.

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        20.05.2013 11:39
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        works very well

        I bought this Antiseptic Cream because I often have problems with my toe nails and it causes the skin beside them to get sore and often infected. If I use this cream it helps to stop the infection and takes away the soreness some what. We also use it for other purposes too. It comes in a blue box with a white cross. The tube itself is white and blue and has a lid that you unscrew that has little ridges on it so it's easy to grip and take off. T his isn't child proof by any means so always keep it out of their reach. The cream is white and smells like a medicinal cream but not overly so compared to others that I have used before. I use this on my skin near my toes when it becomes sore and I also use it on my little girl when she gets grazes. Before using it though I always make sure my hands are clean and I've washed the area around it too to try to get it as clean and dirt free as possible. I just put a little amount on the area it's needed for and sometimes cover with a plaster if needed. This is especially useful on my little girl so that the cream has chance to work without being rubbed off on clothes and things. I find that it helps to heal skin, without it it can take longer or it actually becomes worse. It doesn't sting when I apply it to my little girl she doesn't complain so it is actually quite gentle. It can be used for minor burns, bites, scratches, chapped skin... any kind of sore skin really. It should be kept out of reach of children and you need to read the label as there are side effects and things to look out for with it. For us though it's great and works very well.

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          19.05.2012 00:08
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          a good value antiseptic cream

          I have a wee first aid kit at home that contains things like plasters, painkillers, tape, bandage, antiseptic cream ect.I'm a bit of a clutz (not so much now but when I was a kid I actually used to fall over every day) so its handy to have these things around. I used to keep savalon in my wee kit but as I'm a cheapskate (times are hard right now, every penny is a prisioner!) I decided to try boots own brand antiseptic cream instead. It cost me around £1.39 for a 35g tube, it is also available in a 60g or 100g tube, but as I don't use it that much (my clutzy days are coming to an end) I decided to go for the 35g tube. A 60g tube of savlon will cost you around £2.89 in boots. Ok so not a huge price difference if you look at gram for gram, but better than nothing. The boots antiseptic cream comes in a green coloured cardboard box with the tube of cream inside which is also green (I'm guessing this is an old picture that is shown here. The box has instructions on it as well as on the tube. the tube has a screw cap and it is sealed when you first open it. Boots antiseptic cream is a non-greasy cream that can be used for healing and soothing of, minor cuts, grazes, burns or scolds, sunburn, dry chapped skin, nappy rash, insect bites and spots/pimples. I mainly use it if I get a cut or a small burn. The cream is a white colour and has a slight scent too it, it smells quite medical, like a hospital or something but it is in no way unpleasant. I find the cream to be very cooling and soothing and I do feel it helps things heal a bit faster. Overall I would recommend this cream, I think it is great value for money and a great item to have in your first aid kit.

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          04.06.2011 10:07
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          Good choice of antiseptic cream for all the family.

          I bought this antiseptic cream recently when I had some scratches on my leg which I wanted to treat. I also intended to keep the cream for general first aid as the product is suitable for using for a number of skin ailments including sunburn, dry chapped skin, cuts, grazes, minor burns, spots, insect bites and nappy rash. The product comes as a 25g tube. This is boxed and there is a lot of product information on the box so I have kept the tube in this cardboard carton. The tube is made of soft, malleable plastic so it's easy to squeeze. It has a screw on top which requires no effort to unscrew. The cream is suitable for adults and children but you should not use it if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. These are printed on both the box and the side of the tube. The cream contains active ingredients. There is a warning that some ingredients may cause allergic reactions or dermatitis. I have not experienced anything like this though. The cream is for external use only. It should not be used for prolonged periods and there are some special things to note when treating certain conditions, for instance burns and scalds should not normally be covered with a dressing after using this cream. You apply the cream using your fingertips and your hands need to be washed and cleaned before and after use. The cream is "non-greasy". When I apply the cream it seems to have a cooling effect. Boots say the cream is 'soothing and healing' and I'd agree with this assessment. I like the cold sensation of the cream when I apply it as it helps to dampen the hot throbbing pain that can accompany cuts and grazes. The cream is definitely not slimy or oily and in fact seems to vanish into your skin when you apply it. A tiny little smidge of cream goes an awful long way though so I advise using a tiny bit first then adding more if you need to. The cream doesn't have a strong medical smell which can sometimes be off-putting. It smells more like a talcum powder and is a bit flowery. It's not so offensive that kids will hate the smell of it either. The cream is effective in helping to protect your wounds against infection. I wouldn't say the healing process in my cases have been any faster than if I hadn't used any cream but I haven't had any further complications when using this cream. It has also helped me to endure the pain of the wounds whilst I am healing. The cream is easy to store - keep below 30 degrees Celsius and adhere to the best before date on the pack. I would recommend this cream as Boot's own products can rival named brands in price. You can also use your advantage card in store to earn a few extra pennies. There are a few different types and sizes of Boots antiseptic cream, to see the whole range go to the website: www.boots.com

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          12.11.2010 16:47
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          three out of five stars -Average

          Boots Antiseptic Cream Personally, one of the basic items that I think is a must for any first aid cupboard or kit, is a tube of antiseptic cream. Antiseptic cream really comes in useful for a multitude of small and minor wounds or injuries, making it a immensely useful to have around the house. One of the first things that you will notice upon using the antiseptic cream is that it has quite a strong and distinctive smell, something which is common to all antiseptic creams or at least the ones I have tried, personally I rather like the smell. The Boots Antiseptic cream is a white(ish) cream that has quite a thin texture to it making it easy to smooth a small amount onto wherever you might require some. Personally, I suffer from metal allergies that are under control most of the time, but when I am stressed or ill then wearing things like jeans (it's hard to track down jeans with no metal), tops with zips that touch your skin, or even leaving something metal in a back pocket can irritate my skin. Whenever that happens the first thing I do is apply an antiseptic to the area, to take away some of the itch and to try and calm any irritation. For this purpose the boots antiseptic does help but it doesn't work as well as some of the other creams that also contain a small amount of local atheistic. Unfortunately, I am also quite clumsy, I'm sure my husband would be shouting 'quite try very clumsy' and things like accidentally suffering from small burns, cuts or abrasions seem to happen on a regular basis. I have tried to use this excuse to avoid my share of cooking to no avail. Just last week I burned my ear with my hair strengtheners, and out came the antiseptic cream. There really are many occasions that an antiseptic cream can help. I won't go into all the uses for it but it is best to use a bit of common sense with it and to follow the guidelines and instructions on the packet which will highlight further uses and applications. In my experience this cream won't work wonders, but it will often take the sting and itchiness out of any minor injuries or inflammations such as insect bites. It will also help to make sure that any minor wounds are kept cleaner from infection, by keeping the area firstly clean and then using a small amount of this before wrapping in a plaster. I was also very grateful to this product for treating a small section on my arm where I hadn't put enough sunscreen on and it got burned. As well as applying an after sun treatment I applied some of this and it did sooth the area as well as helping it to heal without too much further complaint. The packaging of this is basic and it comes in a toothpaste like tube that you just squeeze the amount required out of. It is design well and it does look like it belongs in the first aid box. This is available to buy in most of the larger Boots shops (and of course their online store) for around £2 for a 60 gram tube. I am not sure whether or not I would recommend this product, personally it is not my favourite but then for the price it does work well as a cheaper alternative to some of the more expensive brand names. This gets a three out of five stars from me. This is a pretty basic antiseptic cream that is widely available but it isn't by far the best available.

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            06.11.2010 21:29
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            Keep some for emergencies.

            Boots antiseptic cream is a cheaper alternative to the named brand Germolene and Savlon. I am always looking for ways to save money and this includes buying cheaper alternatives. I was stocking up on essentials in Boots the other day on a bonus points weekend (£10 worth of extra points when you spend £50) and I bought some of this antiseptic cream. Antiseptic cream is one of those things we have to keep in our house. Once you hurt/ burn yourself you need to put it on straight away so it is too late (well-not as ideal) to go and buy it after the incident! Therefore I try and make sure we have at least one tube in the cupboard at all times. This antiseptic cream is 60g for £1.99, from Boots, obviously! It comes in a blue cardboard box (which is recyclable) and inside in a blue tube. The tube is a metally type of tube, but it is easy to squeeze the insides out and even get the very last bit out of the end (a rolling pin will help if you get stuck). The end is a screw top white lid, and it has a pierceable end so that it stays fresh until you start using it. The cream itself is white and has a smooth even consistency. The cream smells very distinctive, it is very medically and has that clear antiseptic scent. It is the type of smell I can imagine a lot of people not liking. I personally don't mind it though. The cream is quite cool and feels nice to apply to your skin. It is very soothing and soft. You can either rub it into your skin or you can leave it to sit on top. It is more effective the longer you leave it on your skin, so it depends what is convenient for you. The cream is ideal for burns, sores, rashes, spots, scars etc. I am not a doctor, so please don't take my personal advice and instead read the instructions very carefully. Recently I used this cream on my scars after an operation. They didn't get infected, and the redness reduced very quickly, the skin became more even and they felt much less sore. I am pretty sure it reduced my risk of scarring too. Even more recently (earlier tonight when I was cooking the dinner) I burnt my finger on an oven tray and it was so sore. Straight after I took my finger out from under the cold water I coated it in antiseptic cream and have been topping it up all night. I know that this will make it heal much quicker, and avoid horrible peeling and a dark mark. Everyone should have this in their cupboard-especially if they are as accident prone as me!

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            30.10.2010 09:07
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            A good buy for your first aid kit

            Being a mum of a young boy I do like to have my first aid kit well stocked despite the fact that I have been pretty lucky so far that he hasn't had any accidents worth noting as yet. I think it is important to be prepared for any event though and as such one of the things I have in my first aid kit is boots antiseptic cream. The cream comes in a dark blue cardboard box which has a white cross on the front with a pink circle surrounding it. We are told the product name and that the product is a non greasy, soothing and healing cream which protects against infection. My tube is 35g and from memory I believe it cost me around the one pound mark which I feel is good value. When you open up the box you have a white and blue tube which has the same information as the front of the box. The tube has a large twist top lid which is easy to grip and twist which I think is important when you are dealing with anything first aid and you may be panicking a little bit. The actual antiseptic cream is white and doesn't have a strong scent but there is something slightly medical smelling about it however it is not over bearing at all. To apply the cream you should first of all wash your hands thoroughly to avoid passing any germs into the wound. You should try and wash the wound with clean water first and then dry it off. You can apply the cream with your fingers or even a piece of gauze. I have also applied some of the cream to the gauze area of a plaster and then put it straight on to my son's grazed knee. You can apply the cream two or three times a day if required but you should not use it for prolonged periods. The cream is suitable for the treatment of cuts and grazes, minor burns, small areas of sunburn, dry chapped skin, nappy rash, insect bites and spots. Personally I have only used the cream on minor cuts and grazes on my son's knees and burns on myself. When I apply it to my son he is willing to allow me to apply some of the cream and so I am presuming that it doesn't sting him in any way. Personally when I burnt myself and applied some of the cream I found initially it intensified the burning pain before it settled down a bit. As with all products there is a risk of an allergic reaction so should you experience any redness, itching or swelling after using the cream it is advised that you should contact a doctor and seek advice. This product is suitable for use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding which will be good for some people to know. The product should obviously be stored out of the reach of children. Mine is kept in a first aid kit in the cupboard and my son is aware he is not to touch the kit. There is a use by date on my product of 04.2011 but to be honest I think I would possibly keep the cream going a little longer than that date before replacing it. I think this cream is a really good product to have in your first aid kit and it is a very reasonable price and so I would certainly recommend you have it in your home. Thank you for reading my review!

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              26.10.2010 08:09
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              A reasonably priced first aid essential from Boots

              An absolute essential item in my home is a well stocked First Aid kit, as I always ensure I'm prepared for every eventuality, particularly as I have an accident-prone hubby! On the weekend I decided to check its' contents to see if anything needed replacing and was shocked to discover that the item I am reviewing today, namely Boots Antiseptic Cream, was 15 months out of date. I cannot remember when I purchased this item and I would hazard a guess that it was probably well over two years ago due to the expired date. Whilst I no longer possess the box, as far as I can recall, its' appearance was similar to that of the tube with its' blue background and large white cross, which is enveloped with a red circle. In order to ensure I am providing you with accurate information, I checked on the Boots website and was spot on with my memory of the box's appearance. However, it appears that Boots no longer stock the same size as the one I own, which is 35g and it now only seems to be available in 60g tubes. The plastic tube is identical to the outer packaging where we are provided with a use by date on the lower section and the familiar Boots logo is located in the top left hand corner. We are informed that the cream is non-greasy, soothing and healing and protects the skin against infection. There is considerable information on the rear where we are given a fairly lengthy list of active ingredients and I was somewhat surprised to discover that the cream contains citric acid. We are also provided with directions for use and storage. I also noticed amongst the considerable information that we are advised to retain the box for full instructions; something I did not do! We are advised that this cream is suitable for the treatment of cuts, minor burns and scalds, small areas of sunburn, dry chapped skin, nappy rash, insect bites, spots and pimples. To use the product you simply need to turn the white screw cap after ensuring that the protective seal has not been broken prior to your purchase. The white cream is of a fairly thick consistency and what I favour with this product is that it does not smell clinical unlike some other brands. Unfortunately, I have a terribly weak stomach when it comes to hospital smells, as it brings back horrendous memories of when I was rushed to hospital aged 7 years when I nearly lost the end of my finger after picking up a broken glass bottle. Fortunately, the doctors were able to save my finger, but I have a rather unsightly skin graft running along the inside of my right arm and only what can be described as a large blob of skin transplanted onto the lower half of my finger! Thank goodness for the fantastic advances in the medical world! Consequently, due to its' fairly pleasant aroma this is a product that I can easily use without starting to feel both nauseous and faint. Whilst we can never be 100% certain that these products actually work, I have every faith that all good antiseptics kill any bacteria and subsequently fight infection. To use the cream you should ensure that the affected area is thoroughly clean and apply using your fingertips or gauze. The cream absorbs fairly quickly and if required, a plaster or dressing can be used to provide extra protection. The cream can be used 2 or 3 times per day and I am presuming that it is suitable for use on children, as there is no information to the contrary. The cream should be stored below 30 degrees C and kept out of reach of children. Unfortunately, there is no recycling symbol on the tube, which I presume is due to its' contents, so when empty it needs to be discarded with your general household waste. As previously stated, it no longer seems that Boots manufacture the 35g, so you will need to purchase a 60g tube, which will cost you £1.99. Consequently, I will be replacing my tube during my next visit to Boots and my current tube has now been placed in the bin due to it being well out of date! In my opinion this is an essential household product and very reasonably priced compared to the leading brands. Consequently, Boots Antiseptic Cream receives 5 out of 5 stars from me. I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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                10.07.2009 21:49
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                a must have for any house

                Boots Antiseptic cream is one of the must have products to keep in your first aid kit, particularly like me if you have three kids that seem to fall over their feet every five minutes. This cream can be just to treat cuts, minor burns and scalds, small areas of sunburn, dry chapped skin, nappy rash, insect bites, spots and pimples. The three main uses we use this cream in my house is when my kids fall over and cut or graze them self's, I wash the cut or graze well with water them apply some of the cream. I always apply a good thick layer of cream as the kids seem to like a see the cream so they no I done some thing to stop the pain and because they always falling over in the most dirty places. Second is to treat insect bites for me I am one of them people who really attract insect bites and even after taking tablets to help the bite it still does hurt so the cream does help. My husband does get quite a few spots so he uses this cream for them and he says it helps the spots go down quicker. This cream comes in 2 different size tubes 60 g and 100g, the 60 g is £1.99 and the 100g for £2.99 which is around 50p cheaper than the other leading brands of antiseptic cream. This cream is only for external use and as it is a medicine it is best kept away from children and will only be sold in boots to over 16's

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                04.06.2009 11:46
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                A household essential, particularly if you have children

                Boots Antiseptic cream is another one of those products that it is best to have around the house, particularly if you have children around who are always likely to get cuts and scrapes. Apparently, this product can also be used for treating sunburn, chapped skin and spots, but why you would choose to do so when you can get better more appropriate products is the question that immediately springs to mind. I suppose that it just proves that this is good stuff to have around for general minor emergencies. Personally, I only use it for treating small cuts and puncture wounds, such as paper cuts or after you've had a thorn stuck in your finger during a session of gardening (not that that happens too often!). Basically, whenever you break the skin, you need to stop the bleeding, clean the wound with clean water and then get some antiseptic cream on it. With the amount of nasty infections around, it's just not worth the risk of not getting some antiseptic on a wound as soon as possible. The cream rubs in easily enough, although I tend to go for overkill and absolutely smother the cut or wound with it. It's not particularly sticky. Obviously the cream is for external use only and the packet warns that you should wash your hands before and after using it. Although it's ideal for treating kids, it's worth remembering that it is a medicine and should be treated with respect and kept safe somewhere. If you don't have antiseptic cream in the house then go and get some as soon as possible.

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