“ Brand: Boots / Type: First Aid / Dosage Form: Wipes „
Last summer I took my children on an extended trip to Australia. I knew that medicines would be a lot more expensive than in the UK ,so decided it would be a good idea to take a few essential items with me. I purchased most of the items I thought we would need from my local Boots including a small box of antiseptic wipes.
The wipes come in a small cardboard box containing 10 individually wrapped wipes. The box takes up very little space and would easily fit into a handbag. The wipes not only contain an antiseptic to help prevent infection ,but they also contain aloe Vera to sooth the skin. The wipes are available from all Boots stores and via the Boots web site. They cost £2.19;which I think is a bit on the expensive side!
Whilst in Port Douglas I managed to trip on an uneven paving slab,grazing my knee and hand badly. Luckily I had the wipes in my bag and was able to wipe the wounds clean before applying a plaster to my knee. Cleaning the wound on my knee was not a pleasant experience as it stung like mad! However it did heal well with no infection. Whilst we were visiting Ayres my youngest son took a tumble,cutting his elbow. Again I used a wipe to clean the area well before applying an antiseptic cream and covering with a plaster. As we were in a hot and dusty environment I was really pleased I had the wipes with me to prevent the risk of infection.
Overall I am impressed with these wipes. They are easy to open and use;although they do sting! They don't have a strong smell and seem to help stop any infection. I think it is really important to ensure any open wound is cleaned well,especially somewhere hot and dusty! I do think these wipes are a bit on the small side and found I needed to use two to clean my wounded knee and hand. I will definately be buying these again!
I usually buy my antiseptic wipes from Tesco as I have found them to be about the best but a month or so ago I needed some and had been to the local doctors, the chemist out the back of the surgery is a Boots one so I decided just to buy a packet of them from there instead.
Like I say I got the wipes from Boots and as these ones are one of their specific branded products you can only buy them from Boots. I was quite shocked by the price however at £2.19 for a packet of ten wipes as I don't pay much over £1 for the Tesco version. Looking on the website you can buy these wipes in a bigger packet but the chemist at the doctors is only small so has a limited range, the bigger pack is like a packet of baby wipes and gives you 48 wipes for £2.79 which is much better value.
The wipes I got came in a dark green box with the Boots logo on it and has the name of the product with the information that they cleanse, soothe and have aloe vera in them. The wipes inside are individually wrapped in little sachets meaning they are suitable to carry around with you for any accidents which with 3 young children is always a good idea I believe. On the back of the box you get the directions for use which are, remove the antiseptic wipe from the sachet, clean the affected area and dry thoroughly, dispose of the wipe after use and apply a dressing or plasters as required.
I find the wipes are easy to open simply tearing acrosd the top of the packet, the wipes smell antiseptic like you would expect but it isn't a bad smell. The wipes do sting a little when they are used but I think this is the case with all these types of wipes but it is more important to keep the area clean and a little discomfort just has to be put up with.
I have used 8 of these wipes now as my daughter is very accident prone and all her little inuries have healed well and nothing has ever become infected so I would have to say the wipes do the job they are meant to do very well. If I was to buy these again I would certainly buy the bigger packet although then they are not individually wrapped so for the indiviually wrapped wipes I will stick to the Tesco brand whose wipes are just as good but better priced.
These antiseptic wipes from Boots come in individually wrapped packets and come in packs of 10. The cost of them is £2.19 for 10 sachets. They are currently on Boot's first ever 342 deal on health products. You can buy them in larger packs but I often just get the ten as I don't use them very often and find they might last a year or two.
==What to use them for==
I am never without a packet of antiseptic wipes in my bag. They are multi-purpose and lightweight to carry and one sachet doesn't take up any room at all in my bag. I use them for cuts and scrapes and think they would be particularly useful if you had children who are prone to falling over. The other way in which I use them is when I go on holiday. I can't always trust that the hotel bathroom has been cleaned properly so I use a couple of these wipes to run around the toilet, sink and bath taps. I'm not certain that they have any particular cleaning properties but it makes me feel better!
The quality of the wipes are good, they are well made and don't rip in anyway. My only complaint as such would be that ideally they would be slightly larger in size (for my bathroom wiping!) but they are perfect size for cleaning up cuts and grazes as they were intended for. They stay wet and don't dry out easily which is a bonus as some wipes are very dry, because these are individually wrapped, I find that they don't dry out easily which is good. I don't find that they sting cuts and grazes too much when you use them, they do nip slightly but nothing too painful. They do the job and keep cuts and grazes clean and free from infection.
I have bought these before and would buy them again as they are handy, relatively cheap and very light weight. They are particularly handy for handbags. I would highly recommend buying them.
I am an auntie to 11 nieces & nephews including two due this year and because of this my home is sometimes filled with small children who are prone to banging in to each other, knocking themselves and generally getting bumped and scraped. Because of this I like to keep a well stocked medicine cabinet. When using up some advantage cards points recently I picked up a packet of 10 individually wrapped antiseptic wipes. I paid just over £2.00 in points for these wipes and while there was a larger packet available for not much more money I wanted individually wrapped wipes so that I could keep a couple in my handbag and some in my first aid box in my medicine cupboard at home. The current price of these individual wipes is £2.19 from Boots stores and the Boots website.
These antiseptic wipes are very simple to use. Just remove the sachets from their box and then open one sachet by tearing it. They are simple enough to open and the wipes are folded up so they do not take up too much room. All you need to do is rub these wipes on to the effected area. This will help to remove any dirt and blood while ensuring that the area is cleaned, kept hygienic and ready to be dressed to prevent any further accidents or dirt getting in to the wound.
The last time I used these wipes was when I slid coming down a steep slope and scraped my wrist on a tree branch. I used one of these wipes to help remove the dirt and clean away the blood before putting a large plaster over the wound.
When I used this wipe I must say that my scrape did sting quite a lot for the first few seconds. This soon died down though and the wipes were strong enough to be rubbed across my wrist without breaking at all. The dirt and germs were removed from my wrist and the scrape on it and I was very pleased with the quality of these.
I am very pleased with the quality of these wipes and I would not hesitate to use them again in the future. My sole reason for purchasing these was because I had some advantage card points that needed using up and I needed some more antiseptic wipes. I will definitely buy them again as the price is reasonable for individually packaged wipes and I am very pleased with the quality of the wipes.
I have used these wipes with the kids on a couple of occasions and besides the owwwwwww noise because of the alcohol on the wipes they have been patched up and on their way in no time at all!
When you have kids and animals in one house you need to keep things very clean. Thats what these Boots antiseptic wipes are great for. With them you are able to do a multiple of jobs around the home and these can be achieved very simply and easily.
The wipes comes in a simple green medical looking package and are not very eyecatching but then they are a Boots own product so I don't think you really need fancy packaging. There is a little sticky flap at the top of the package which you open to get the wipes out. I would prefer a plastic lid though as sometimes I find by the time you get to the end of the pack of wipes the sticky bit no longer sticks really well and the top wipe can often dry out but it's not a very big problem. The wipes have a slight antiseptic smell to them but this scent does not linger on your person or on surfaces around the house that you use it on which is nice.
The wipes are about the same size as a regular baby wipe so big enough to wipe you hands on well and big enough to work with when you are cleaning around the house.
I have so many uses for these around the house. If we have been petting the dog and then want to have a snack these are great for quickly wiping and disinfecting your hands with. I also use them to quickly clean surfaces that the dog has put his paws on before the kids go there again and also on surfaces where we prepare food.
Boots say that these Pharmaceuticals Antiseptic Wipes are:
Gentle enough to cleanse wounds.
Powerful enough to stamp out harmful germs.
For personal use.
Provides extra protection.
I find these very handy and definitely recommend them. A pack of 48 costs £2.79 and you can find them in Boots.