“ First Aid / Dosage Form: Spray / Type: Antiseptic „
Dr Johnson's Antiseptic Spray
I have a fairly comprehensive first aid kit which is an essential having two very active and boisterous boys. So when I see little bargains that I can add to my kit I jump at the chance. I was in one of the many pound shops that now frequent my town a few months back and discovered this. It is no shock that it cost me £1. Quite simply it is an antiseptic spray designed for use on open wounds. The product is very compact being only 100ml in size which makes it ideal for popping in your bag on days out or trips to the park...you never know when it will come in handy.
I have had several causes to use it, first my son had a grazed knee, so we got out the `magic` spray, and he allowed me to spray it several times and it didn't string him, which I'm not sure is a good or bad thing. The product cleaned it up nicely and I was able to apply a little plaster after about a minute without it being too wet. Only problem now is that he seems to always `need` the magic spray, even for a small bump of bruise which is quite amusing as he actually believe it takes the pain away...bless!
I have also used this on my dog, we had been out for a walk down the river and when we returned we found a small cut on the pad of his paw. He was not too bothered by it but I cleaned it up with some antiseptic wipes that are another useful item I have stashed in my first aid kit. Then I sprayed the wound with this. It seemed to clear the remainder of dirt from inside the wound and then dried quickly giving what appeared to be a thin protective layer. I was very impressed. It has no strong antiseptic smell which is nice because not everyone likes this aroma. I quite like it, but that is my preference, but I can see that having no smell could be a benefit if in a work environment etc.
The product has a very simple traditional push down spray, which works perfectly and I have had no problem with it not spraying. The packaging is in a white plastic bottle which is squared off, and I have no issues with leakage which is always a concern.
Overall I rate this product highly; I have had no cause for concern. My son is happy for me to use it and it appears to cleanse the wound effectively. There are the obvious safety aspects to remember, never leave this product in a place that is accessible to young children, there is the usual reason of them drinking the fluid, this appears to be difficult considering the seal around the sprayer, but there is always a chance, also the small white sprayer does actually pop of very easily and does pose a potential choking hazard.
This is ideal for minor wounds and grazes and does not require preparation before use the way some antiseptic liquids do.
Another positive aspect to this product is it is very clean and simple to use, you don't require cotton wool to apply it and there is no risk of spillage from being knocked. It's a fast and convenient minor wound cleanser.
This is great for applying to minor cuts or little accidents and grazes and great for cleaning it out to stop getting infections.
Its a nifty little size to and great to keep in a handbag, car,first aid boxes,work bags all sorts.
Also when my daghter was younger and she got a graze i used to pretend it was a magic spray and then she wouldent mind it being sprayed on to her cut as it gives a little sting to the small wound.
I bought mine for around 1.50 for a 100ml bottle i bought mine from my local supermarket as i find places like boots are more expensive but also every where does there own brand of anti septic spray.
Also after applying be sure to wipe away any excess such as blood or fluid leeking with such as a cotton bud or a piece of coton wool If the graze is not the tinniest i tend to spray it and wrap it up with a plaster so it definatly has no chance of infection
Effective for cleaning and applying to minor cuts and wounds.