“ First Aid / Dosage Form: Spray „
Boots First Aid Antiseptice Spray is a wonderful invention that we use regularly on our son when he falls over and bumps and grazes his face and knees during his football practices and games.
This 100ml spray can will cost you £1.99 from Boots the Chesmist and the good thing about using this on kids is that it WILL NOT sting them when you spray it on them, like some other antiseptic creams will.
We shake the can and spray from six to twelve inches from the wound. You will notice that it is a bit runny and the fluid will run off the limb, but that's okay. It doesn't have that horrid antiseptic smell that a lot of people don't like (but I actually secretly quite like) and it dries quickly on the skin too in my opinion.
We have used this not only for cuts and grazes, but also for minor burns and also for insect bites on the whole family.
It is soothing and calming and will reduce the inflammation on the spot and I can personally vouch this is a quality product. Whether it is just a placebo effect or not, our little lad will immediately stop crying if he has scraped or bumped himself and we apply this spray.
We keep a couple of cans of this in our First Aid Box in the house and I also keep a can in my glove compartment for medical emergenicies.
It is highly recommended by our whole family.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead.
I'm incredibly accident prone, just ask anyone who knows me. My mam used to call me Frank Spencer when I was younger as I was so clumsy and there is a guy at work who always asks me 'Any injuries this week?' and I can only recall one occasion when I've been able to say 'No'!
I was recently clearing out some stuff, and came across a bottle of Boots Antiseptic Spray. This is a product I had bought ages ago and forgotten about, but I put it with the rest of my first aid stuff for the next time I required it. Less than 24 hours later, and I had somehow managed to cut the back of my hand, so out came the spray...
~About the product~
This is an Antiseptic spray which is really just an alternative to antiseptic creams. The benefits of using a spray over a cream, are that you are not touching the wound, so it's more hygienic, and also it's easier to apply on hard to reach areas.
The spray contains Cetrimide, a well known antiseptic which is also used in brand name products such as Savlon.
This comes in a white bottle with a green lid. There is lots of information on the back of the bottle about the ingredients and different things you can use the product for.
The spray nozzle is easily depressed with only minimum pressure, and swivels round for extra convenience.
The spray can be used to treat a wide range of things, such as cuts, grazes, insect bites, spots, minor burns and minor scalds.
To use, you should simply spray upright from a distance of 2 - 4 inches away from the wound. You should not use it on weeping or inflamed wounds.
Spraying this dispenses quite a bit of liquid, when I sprayed it on the back of my hand, some ran down and I had to wipe the excess off. The liquid is clear and doesn't really have any smell to it - certainly not the strong smell that some antiseptic creams can have. It states on the bottle that it is no sting, and I can confirm that I have never experienced stinging. I scratched my wrist quite badly last week (told you I was accident prone) and someone at work gave me some antiseptic gel, and it really did sting like mad, but I've never experienced that with this.
I think the fact that it doesn't sting would also make it ideal for kids - I remember when I was younger, it would be bad enough to have a cut, but then I would see my mam coming towards me with the savlon, and I would get hysterical, coz you just knew it was gonna sting!
This costs £1.99 for a 100ml bottle from Boots.
This is a great addition to any first aid kit, even if you're not as accident prone as I am! It's a lot more convenient than a cream, and you don't have the worry of touching the cream then an infected wound then the cream again, contaminating it. It's also a bonus that it doesn't sting.
A non sting first aid treatment for cuts, grazes, insect bites, spots, minor burns and minor scalds.