“ Dosage Form: Wash / Type: Antiseptic „
= Savlon wound wash =
It is odd when I look at what I pack in my suitcase for holidays and have at home in a first aid kit since having my daughter, one of the items that I always take away with is a bottle of Savlon Wound Wash.
=Price and Availability=
The bottle I purchased was a 100ml bottle, I paid about £3 for it, I purchased mine in Boots, it is available from ,any retailers and online.
=What is it for=
The product is essentially a antiseptic wash for wounds. The solution is ready for us, and the solution works by cleaning out wounds, and can be used on cuts, grazes and minor abrasions.
=How does it work=
The Savlon works by washing out the dirt and killing any bacteria that may be present, and it helps to protect against infection.
The information and instructions for the use of Savlon is on the back of the bottle, and to use the bottle has a press down spray action.
The liquid is clear, and when applied to the skin does not stain, the good news is, it does not have a strong antiseptic smell that I remember as a child, there is a smell to it, but I couldn't put my finger on to it. So for me I see that as a positive as it is not a medical smell.
The bottle recommends that you spray liberally onto the wound, to make sure that the debris and dirt is washed away. Then any excess liquid should be wiped away with a tissue.
There is me with what I feel is everything but the kitchen sink for holidays, and it me who needed the Savlon, much to my daughters amusement.
At the hotel we stayed at their was riding stables, and you could go and visit the horses, which we did about 5 times over the 2 weeks, on our last visit, we'd come straight from by the pool, just chucked shorts on and used Tankini top as a top, I'm unwrapping the sugar cube when the next minute the horse is trying to go down my boobs and try to nibble, I don't know who was more shocked. I don't think the sugar cubes were coming quick enough.
It looked more like a love bite - to be on safe side my daughter got the Savlon, sprayed on, all we needed was one spray, as a little went a long way (and the skin wasn't broken), pleased to say the spray went the direction you needed it, it was pleasant to the skin and didn't smell.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this Savlon, and would suggest that it be a staple item in every ones first aid kit.
Savlon wound wash
I tend to always have a bottle of this in the house ready for minor cuts and grazes.
WHAT IS IT FOR?
The product is essentially just as it says on the tin, an antiseptic wash for wounds. It is a ready to use solution which cleans wounds and is suitable for cuts, grazes and minor abrasions. It works by washing out dirt and killing bacteria and thus it helps to protect against infection.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The product comes in a 100ml bottle with all of the information and instructions on the back of the bottle and it has a press down spray action. The liquid itself is clear, which is good so that skin doesn't become stained when the spray is applied. Surprisingly, it doesn't have a strong antiseptic smell; there is some slight scent but its definitely not medicinal.
USING THE PRODUCT...
To use the product should simply be sprayed liberally onto the wound to make sure that all dirt and debris is washed away. Any excess liquid should be wiped away with a clean tissue. I find that a coupleof sprays is sufficient for the wound to be really washed out because the product does come out quickly and plenty of it with just one depression on the pump spray. It is however easy to direct at the wound and seems to spray in the given direction and not randomly to the sides etc.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The product is widely available from supermarkets and chemists and if I remember rightly costs around the £3 mark for 100ml which is great value when I consider the price of some health products.
I have to take it on trust that it is antiseptic and will protect from germs because all indications that it will do so are not in the liquid; it doesn't smell of antiseptic nor does it sting when applied to wounds. However, given that Savlon is a product I tend to trust and the fact that it always seems to work for me, I am inclined to accept this truth.
The product is easy to use, non stinging, very reasonably priced and effective.
I would recommend this to anyone as a staple in their first aid box.
Thanks for reading
Savlon Antiseptic Wound Wash
I have had a bottle of this Savlon Antiseptic Wound Wash in my bathroom cupboard for a long while; I don't use it frequently, which is a good thing really, as you generally have to hurt yourself to make use of it.
Savlon is most famous for its antiseptic cream, its medical supplies and first aid products are made in the UK. This Savlon wound wash is a liquid form of the Savlon cream and contains the same active ingredients, Cetrimide and 0.5% w/v Cutaneous spray.
The bottle of Savlon wound wash I have is the same as the Dooyoo picture, however they have modernised the packaging recently. The bottle is a tinted blue plastic cylindrical shape with a pink pull off lid. The bottle has Savlon written in huge white lettering down the front of it, so you can't mistake it for anything else. You get 100 ml of wound wash in this product and it retails for £1.89 in Tesco as I write this review which makes it a good value health product.
Inside the cap is a white push down pump spray, this is really easy to use and does not get clogged up because the product is so watery. Each spray releases a good amount of product so that you only need to use one or two sprays per usage and as a result his lasts forever!
I believe I originally bought this for use on a new piercing (ear), because of its ingredients and consistency it does not sting at all on open wounds and protects against infection. It is quite pain relieving and feels cool on application. The chief medical issues that this Savlon wound wash is meant to be used on is;
This wash is for use on skin only whilst using this you should try and clean the wound if possible, however this is an antiseptic spray and as such will help protect you against infection and if you are unable to clean the wound thoroughly then this will help do this. You should spray this Savlon liquid directly onto the affected area and leave it to dry on your skin. It has not got a very strong smell and leaves no trace or mark on your skin like a cream can do. It is just like spraying water onto yourself.
I tend to forget that I have this, but when I finally remember I find that it is so simple and effective to use, with no pain or mess involved, so I presume this would be good for children who hurt themselves and get worked up about it stinging. A bottle of this lasts forever and is really good value with healing and antiseptic properties and as such deserves 5 Stars.
I have never used these wound washes before and have never needed to really, I am a clumsy person but I never do anything major resulting in wounds. However, I got my tragus pierced and for anyone with this part of the ear pierced you will know how hard it is to keep it clean! The piercing drove me mad, not only has it taken about 3 years to fully heal it is in a random area. The tragus part of the ear is so hard to get around and it gets attacked by ear wax, shampoo and the usual dead skin. So after hunting on the internet for piercing solutions I stumbled across Savlon wound wash which was supposed to be good for not only washing but for keeping the area hygienically clean to prevent infections.
So after going around Boots, Superdrug and supermarkets I found the cheapest available to be in Savers for £1.50. The bottle I bought cam in the 100ml size.
The Savlon antiseptic wound wash comes in a blue clear plastic bottle which is 16cm high with a white plastic pump action spray nozzle and a clear pink plastic lid. On the front is the large Savlon logo and a description of the spray: ready to use; cleans wounds; for cuts, grazes and minor abrasions; and also relieves bites and stings.
The back of the bottle has a description of the product which is a ready to use liquid antiseptic for first aid. The spray works by washing out dirt and debris from wounds whilst killing the bacteria to help prevent infection.
CAUTION: Contains chlorohexidine gluconate.
Do not use if allergic to ingredients.
Keep away from the eyes.
The directions for use are to flood the wound so that any dirt and debris are washed away and to wipe any excess with a clean tissue. I used this theroy for my piercing, the spray nozzle helps me to get the liquid into the right place easily and combined with a cotton bud helps to get the hard to reach area.
The spray nozzle is easy to press down and initially the spray comes out all bubbly but does then get going; try not to shake the bottle up too much as you will see all the bubbles inside.
The solution feels a little slippery and is clear, it has a fresh slightly fruited fragrance. The spray has so far lasted me a year as I only use it every other day (to not irritate my piercing), the date is great. I must say I give this a thumbs up not only for the cleaning factor but also for ease of use and for not having an infection with the most unruly of my piercings!
I was recommend this spray by a body piercer after having my belly button pierced.
The spray comes in a plastic spray bottle complete with spray pump. You use the pump like you would with any ordinary spray bottle. The spray is an antiseptic spray that heals wounds without you needing to touch them. You simply spray the spray onto the wound so that it flushes out debris and dried blood e.t.c.
I find the spray easy to use. When I had my navel pierced it was a little painful but the spray was really cooling and refreshing and it took away that itchy feeling that you get when the wound is starting to heal. The spray managed to flush away dried blood around the area. I just mopped up the excess with a tissue. As the spray can be used anywhere and everywhere it can be taken out and about with you. It's a good quality antiseptic and you don't end up with greasy hands from using it as you just spray it on.
It helped my wound to heal faster and it's fine now. It's also great for minor cuts and grazes. I'm clumsy so I often end up cutting myself. This spray numbs the pain and it cleans the wound perfectly well without needing to use anything else. You can just spray and go.
I would recommend this spray. It smells nice too!
I paid £1.98 for my spray bottle from a local pharmacy.
Savlon Antiseptic Spr
This is a must have in my medication box in the cupboard in my kitchen. This spray comes in a little see through blue bottle with a pinkish coloured lid, it is slightly transparent so you can see the liquid contained within which looks simply like water. I had to use this yesterday whilst my little three year old was over, and had the misfortune to fall off her little scooter and graze her knee in the garden. I call it nannas magic spray as when this comes out tears disapear and smiles follow.
To use this simply spray it onto the affected area, and a few sprays of this almost looks like water will help to wash the area also cleaning it and has an antiseptic formula which helps to stop infections. It may take a few seconds to dry, and is usable on grazes, paper cuts, I dont think there is ever a child that doesnt fall off their bike or scooter whilst learning, or gets into climbing or just generally falling when running etc, so this spray is a must have in any medication box.
This cost £2.62 per 100mls and I find that this bottle will last for ages, so is well worth buying as you will be safe in the knowledge that the affected area is clean and stops infection which you may get from the floors, or ground where dirt lurks.
I have always used this spray and what i personally like about it is it is no fuss to use and you can simply pop it into your handbag or picnic bag when going out for the day, so you always have a magic spray available for those little mishaps that often occurr.
This spray contains polysorbate 20, when you spray it it looks much like just a spray of water and i havnt noticed any real strong smell with it, and my grandchildren always seem to feel much better when I get my magic spray out.
I have always trusted products by savlon and have been using their products for years and can remember my mum
This is one of those necessary products that my mum kept in her first aid kit, and I have grown to love it for myself! It always does a great job at cleaning up and disinfecting nasty scrapes and grazes, and never seems stingy or painful.
The way you use it depends on what you're dealing with. If it's a teeny graze or scrape that seems very clean, a spray or two will ensure that it doesn't get infected. If you're dealing with a big muddy scrape then you spray vigorously at any dirt caught in the wound in order to wash it out, cleaning the wound up quite effectively. It doesn't smell strongly or sting either. The downside of it is if you want to plaster up, it does take a minute or two for the spray to dry.
It comes in a bottle which is small enough to fit in a standard first-aid bag, handbag or glove compartment, but large enough to last you a while. The transparency also means you can easily see how much you have left. The spray is very easy to use - so it has to be kept out of reach of children - but this means that it's easy to apply even if you're right handed and that's where your scrape is.
Having two young children we thought it would be a great addition to the first aid box and has been given the trophy of being called our "magic spray". We purchased our second bottle of this about a year ago now for all those cuts and grazes for the children and ourselves.
Savlon promote good family first aid and have a whole range of different products. The antiseptic wound wash comes in a 100 ml pump spray bottle which is blue and transparent so you know when your running low, handy isn't it? The inner tube which the liquid travels up, goes right to the bottom of the bottle so you can get every last drop out and there is no waste. It also has a transparent pink cap and the liquid inside is clear with a slightly slippery consistency, it also has mild citrusy odour. Savlon advertise their logo and all relevant text supporting this product on the bottle.
On the front of the bottle it's advantages and uses for this spray these are:
1. Ready to use spray
2. Cleanses wounds
3. For cuts, grazes and minor abrasions
4. For insect bites and stings
So it's really easy to use literally just spray the affected area and leave the liquid it usually makes a few bubbles and any dirt will come off the wound with an extra spray and then wipe the excess from underneath so theres no need to touch and risk infection as its formula kills bacteria (percentage isn't stated) but we haven't experienced any infections over the period nearly three years of buying this product.
As a adult I have used this quite a number of times every now and then I will end up with a cut or a scrape but since having pets I found this particularly helpful, our rescue dog Jack loves long walks and living where I do (Wales) there's plenty of countryside to explore and I often come home with scratches from bushes and trees. I have a playful kitten and know how they can carry bacteria so I always spray any scrams with this rather than washing with soap it doesn't hurt ( big baby springs to mind ) I also put a used fishing hook through my finger about three months ago (ouch) sprayed the Savlon on it, it worked brilliantly the pierced skin healed cleanly and quickly. As a parent I can't praise this product enough, my five year old girl is a little adventurer and loves exploring the outdoors and hunting for mini beasts but quite often she ends up stinging herself on the plants, falls on rocks when climbing, get's splinters, scratches her knees and elbows, the list goes on but when she does she always asks for the magic spray. She says it helps to stop it hurting as much and makes her feel better, what more could could you ask for? Salvon say that it works on stings and bites, I have used it for bites from those little natty flies you get on warm summer afternoons after I got attacked unknowingly on the back of my neck whilst gardening and it soothed the itch dramatically.
One bottle of this will last for somewhere around a year or so for my family of four. It's probably used once a week if not more, it's shelf life is 18 months and it should be stored under twenty five degrees. Savlon antiseptic wound wash helps me feel reassured that any wounds are clean, uninfected and I will always have a bottle of this "magic spray" in my cupboard. Before I had this I always used Sudocrem for skin abrasions but this doesn't make a mess, you don't have to touch the wound, is quick, small enough to take anywhere and lasts for a long time. The main reason why my children love this is because it doesn't sting on a fresh open wound its kind to their gentle skin a simple sprizt and it's done and it smells nice ( mild - citrus ).
As you can probably guess I would recommend this to anyone who has children and also recommend it to adults it's versatility is great and it's worth every penny for how long it lasts (just under £2 last time I bought mine) I only really stumbled across the spray and really wanted to review this to inform others how useful it is. Its kept our wounds clean it works wonderfully for kids. which is why I give Savlon 5/5 stars. Definitely worth a try.
Savlon also have a great Website that's full of all there other products and family first aid advice.
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contains chlorhexidine gluconate
Safe for pregnant women
Savlon wound wash is a product that I first purchased a couple of years ago, when I was in the local chemist shop looking for some antiseptic cream to keep in the first aid cupboard. The style and look of the bottle made it stand out from the other products on the shelf and piqued my curiosity, compelling me to have a closer look. In the end, I bought the product instead of the antiseptic cream, and have not looked back since. My first aid cupboard would be incomplete without a bottle of this useful and versatile liquid. I shall explain why....
The product certainly looks interesting when you see it on the shelf, with its bright transparent blue plastic bottle and pink lid. It really gives the impression of being modern and up to date. The name "Savlon" is clearly displayed across the front of the bottle, slighly different to the picture above, as the name is horizontal, rather than vertical. The bottle states that the main active ingredient is Chlorhexidine Gluconate. Where have I heard that name before? A previous review that I did for Corsodyl mouthwash! Apparently these dissimilar products have the same active ingredient, which is a very effective antiseptic, which works well on bacteria, as well as some fungi and viruses, and is the antispectic that surgeons use as a scrub. Useful stuff, then!
The bottle is a pump action, rather than an aerosol spray, and its slim design means it can be easily carried in luggage or a changing bag. A single pump of the spray delivers a small dose of clear liquid onto the skin. The liquid has the consistency of water, which is perfect, seeing that it is designed to irrigate wounds. The liquid is slightly bubbly when it comes out of the bottle, but not overly so. As regards the bottle, I have never had any problems with the lid or the pump, as the bottle is good quality and well made and not liable to crack or leak.
The spray has several uses as outlined on the front of the bottle. I have used it for all of them, except for insect bites and stings, though I may keep that in mind if I get nibbled by gnats next summer (summer...remember that?). The main use of course, is to cleanse cuts, grazes and minor abrasions. Obviously, it is not designed to be used on a very serious cut, where medical help is needed, but it is perfect for everyday scrapes.
For instance. If my child is outside and scrapes his knee, or cuts himself, I can use this wash, along with a cotton wool pad, to gently cleanse the area, before deciding whether it needs a dressing or not. Sometimes, simply the action of spraying the cool refreshing liquid onto the child's skin is enough to calm them down and stop the tears. I like to call it my "magic spray", and if my little boy is hurt, a spray of this soon cheers him up. A really nice feature of the spray is that it does not sting, so it soothes, rather than adding more pain to the affected area. For older kids, you could spray a little of this onto a pad and get them to dab the area themselves if their hands are clean. If you are out and about, say, on holiday, and have no access to water to clean your hands first, you could use the spray to clean your hands. I also occasionaly use a this spray to sterilise certain items, such as the tip of our digital thermometer.
I also believe that this is a useful product for pet owners to use on their pets if they receive a bite or scratch from another animal. If my cat came home with minor injuries, I would definitely dab a bit of this on the affected area to promote healing and resist risk of infection.
The spray is available to buy from most chemists and supermarkets for about £3 for a bottle. A bottle will last a long time, definitely over 12 months, so it is really a worthwhile investment. In my opinion, it is a lot more hygienic than rubbing antiseptic cream into a cut with your fingers, even if you have washed your hands, as the spray requires minimal physical contact with the skin. I would always use this now, rather than antiseptic cream.
Back in the summer some of you may remember that my dog developed a nasty skin condition and whilst she stays with my ex I took control of the situation and went out and bought proper flea remedies as well as some things to help prevent infection to the skin. When in boots I spotted a Savlon antiseptic wound wash spray and thought that that may be helpful for her as well as something to have in the house. Thankfully my son doesn't seem to get many scrapes or cuts but I am sure there will be a day when my first aid kit will be called into use and so for that reason I do like to keep it well stocked.
The savlon antiseptic wound wash comes in a 100ml clear and tall plastic bottle which is tinted blue in line with other savlon products. The product has a clear pink lid which once removed will expose a pump style spray which will release the product when pressed a few times. I like the fact that the bottle is clear as you can see when you are likely to run out of the product and replace it.
The bottle tells us that this wound wash is suitable for cleansing wounds, cuts, grazes and minor abrasions as well as insect bites and stings. The product is of course ready to use in the spray which makes it very easy to use. To use the spray you need to remove the lid and spray it onto the area you require it. I have found that the pump needs to be pressed a few times before the spray actually comes out. You should then spray the product on to the area making sure you spray plenty of it to flood the area and wash out any debris that may be in the wound. You can then wipe away any excess to the area with a tissue.
Something to note with this product is that it must be kept away from the eyes and ears. Should it come into contact with the eyes you should make sure you rinse them for at least ten minutes to wash it all out with clean water. Should you accidentally drink this product you should drink plenty of water or milk and then consult your doctor and take the container to show them as well.
I have used this product personally on a cut on my finger and I felt confident knowing that the wash would cleanse my cut of any possible dirt which may lead to infection. The spray did not sting my cut in any way but it did make my finger feel slightly sticky for a little while once it had dried off. This wasn't really a big issue but it is just something to be aware of. I wouldn't hesitate in using this product if my son fell and scraped a knee or such like as I think my son would be more likely to allow me to spray the wound than to actually wipe at it with cotton wool and water.
What is also good to know is that this product claims to kill any bacteria within the wound which means you are much less likely to get any kind of infection if you use this very easy to use antiseptic spray.
I think this 100ml bottle will last quite a long time in our house and so the £2.19 price tag is very reasonable in my opinion and it is something I would certainly recommend.
Thank you for reading my review!
My son is the kind of child where I do expect to spend quite a few hours in A& E as he has little sense of danger and like most boys loves to climb and get him into scrapes.
Just over a year ago I decided it was time I put together a first aid box for the predicted events that I intended to happen. I purchased a bottle of Savlon wound wash spray.
The bottle is a transparent blue bottle through which you can clearly see how much the clear liquid is left. Each bottle contains 100mls and does have an expiry date. It has a push down spray top and a clip on top to make it easily transportable.
The idea behind the spray is to clean any dirt or debris out of the wound without the need to touch the wound. The Spray not only washes but also as antiseptic properties. It can be used on grazes, cuts and other small wounds.
I am a great believer in getting fresh air to wound and handling as little as possible. I have found this a very useful for my son who often has grazes on his knees and all the typical places where young children acquire grazes. My son will actually ask for the "Special Spray" as we call it when he hurts himself. It clearly must not sting as he has never once complained when it is applied. I tend to use about three squirts this tends to be adequate to wash it out. One pump tends to come out with a few white bubbles and there is a slight antiseptic smell but is not the familiar Savlon smell I grew up with. I wipe off any excess that has run off the wound with a tissue although if he sits still for a minute it is very quickly absorbed. I do think it is ideal for little ones and do think my son uses this as a little bit of comfort.
While I cannot comment how my son's grazes would have healed without the spray he has never had any infections or complications as a result of a dirty cut so am very happy with the results.
While this is easily transportable it is quite a long bottle to be transporting around and I would prefer it to be available in a smaller bottle
My current bottle is coming to the end of his expiry date and while there is about a third of a bottle left it is an item I will be purchasing soon. Searching online for prices I found it was available on special offer at Chemist direct for £2.04.
This is one item I do find very reassuring, cleansing and comforting to my son so a product I won't or don't want to live without.
I first bought savlon antiseptic wound wash a few years ago when I went to Costa Rica. Knowing I am prone to mozzies and cuts, I wanted something to take that I could trust to clean properly.
The product comes in a clear plastic bottle with a clear pink lid, which covers a white spray pump.
I like the clear bottle as it means you can see exactly how much is left.
For a 100ml bottle it will cost you around £2.50 and is avaliable from most chemists and supermarkets. I do think this is value for money as the bottle lasts a surprisingly long time as you need very little. One squirt goes a long way!
The product is mainly chlorahexidine gluconate 0.45% which is a weak antiseptic. To compare some hospitals use a chlorhex 2% mix to clean patient arms etc for basic venflon insertions for drugs. Which is another reason why I feel I can trust this product, as well as the long standing brand of savlon.
The product sprays out with quite a forceful squirt which seems to foam slightly. The smell is antiseptic, but is by no means overpowering like some others.
As the bottle says the uses are for washig out and killing bacteria on cuts,grazes and small wounds.
To use you just thouroughly spray directly onto the area and leave. This allows the product to wash out any debris and kill of the bacteria.
As with other sprays, do not spray into eyes and ensure properly washed out in accidental spray occours with fresh clean water, Seeking medical advice. All of this is clearly printed on the bottle.
Overall a handy item to have around the house or take on your hols.
From a very young age I always seem to have been extremely accident prone. At primary school I was always the one who'd fall over in the playground, coming home with endless pairs of ripped tights, much to my mums despair! As I've got older things haven't really improved much and I'm constantly getting paper cuts, scraping my legs on random objects and embarrasingly still even tripping over occasionally. For that reason first aid products have long been part of my medicine cupboard and I had used savlon cream for a while until I found this spray. I'm not particularly keen on creams as I don't really like the way they sit on top of your skin, so when I saw this transparent spray in boots I just had to try it.
The 'wound wash' comes in a 100ml blue tube with a pump spray at the top and the well known Savlon logo printed on the side. The size of the product is definitely an advantage as it can easily be fitted into your handbag for use throughout the day and the fact that its a spray makes it fast and efficient to use.
The liquid itself is transparent and is described as 'Antiseptic Wound Wash' making it more for cleaning wounds rather than for helping them to heal. Obviously its quite hard to tell how effective something is at cleaning a wound when theres no visible dirt in the first place, but I find this spray to be essential in preventing infection and it seems to aid healing in addition to cleaning by making sure that there is nothing inside your cuts to aggravate them and slow down the healing process.
I mainly use this spray if I get a cut but I've found many other uses for it too. It's ideal for keeping piercings clean and after having my bellybutton pierced last year I used this in addition to saline solution and had absolutely no problems. I also use a dab of this as I'm prone to spots and occasionally have to squeeze (sorry, disgusting I know!). However by wiping the area with some of the spray on a bit of cotton wool helps to stop the infection spreading. The bottle also claims that the product can be used for insect bites and although I've never tried this, I can imagine it would be quite soothing as the liquid is quite cool.
The best thing about this spray however is that although it contains antiseptic it doesn't sting, making it especially good for children! I can clearly remember my grandma bathing my knees in TCP and still shiver at the pain it caused when the liquid got inside the wound! There's none of this with this spray however and it is more soothing than painful as it cools the site of the cut. Being a spray it also helps to prevent infection as you can just spray the liquid onto an area and leave it to dry, meaning that you don't have to touch it.
A 100ml spray costs £2.19 at the minute according to the Boots website which is a real bargain for such a versatile product. One bottle will last you a long time, especially if you aren't as accident prone as me and so it's definitely a worthy addition to your first aid kit.
==Savlon Antiseptic Wound Wash==
I have had some of this in the cupboard for a good while but thankfully have only had to use it a couple of times. I think I purchased it when I was in Boots on somewhat of a spending spree on anything and everything and this was probably one of those "must have" items which I realised I didn't have.
For a little spray bottle which consists of 100ml, I paid around the £2.20 pence mark which is not a bad price for a product such as this but on the whole perhaps not really needing it at the time makes me wonder if it was a slight waste of money.
The reason I feel it was a waste of money was because looking at it now I realise the sell by date is 03/2009 which means it is well out of date and I have more or less a full bottle!!! Of course I shouldn't' think it would matter if I did use it now (I am not often one to stick to these dates) but the chances that I am going to need to use it are pretty slim especially to use up the amount that I have left.
The Wound Wash spray is easy to use and with one spray, a good burst of foamy water type liquid is shot from the bottle. Depending on the size of the wound would really dictate how much of the product is needed to be used but for minor wounds and small cuts I would think that only half a dozen sprays would be needed to give a good cleaning effect.
The spray itself has no smell to it and is a clear liquid. It has the main ingredients of Chlorhexidine and Gluconate. The bottle states that it is a ready to use spray which cleanses wounds such as cuts, grazes and minor abrasions. It can also be used for insect bites and stings. The antiseptic capabilities of the product means that it would be the best thing to use when cleaning a dirty cut from falling over or the like.
As I say before I haven't really used it for anything that would need it. The few times that I have used it have been for myself and for very minor cuts and I only used it as I remembered that I had it in the cupboard and hadn't even used it yet!!!
Of course now it has gone out of date, one would doubt the antiseptic ability of it but it will still be a sterile type fluid that I am sure would help with a dirty graze so I will still use it. However once it has been used up (if ever) I will probably not be buying it again. Perhaps when we have a garden and Jack is running around out there we will have more need for a product like this but as a positive it is a handy product to have if needed (if only for a placebo for the child).
I can't give this product a low score because I didn't really need it when I bought it, and I do think that it is a good thing to have in the cupboard "just in case" and for the price I don't feel I can moan too much.
I think a score of 4 out of 5 stars is in order and somewhat of a recommendation.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Savlon Antiseptic Wound Wash (£2.19, 100ml) in Boots is soooooooooooo useful. My boyfriend bought this when he got an injury playing football. He grazed his thigh and it was a sticky red mess (sorry for the details!) He bought this to wash it out with and to help it heal as he was sticking to the sheets!
This stuff worked a treat, it flushed out the wound when sprayed on it helped it heal much faster and got rid of any germs. Better than rubbing cream into the wound, this would have been painful if not impossible! It didn't smell like an antiseptic wash either which is rather nice!
Since my boyfriends footballing injuries, I have found the usual uses for it; cleaning cuts and grazes and the great one of cleaning piercings!
*Can be used on adult or children
*Easy to use and you don't have to wipe away excess or rub in
*Good sized bottle for your money
*Help illuminate the need for a plaster and can be easily re applied when needed
*Doesn't stain! (The sheets are safe)
*And no horrible antiseptic smell
*As of yet I haven't found any!
Great little product which I would defiantly buy again and it always comes in handy.
Savlon antiseptic wound wash is a ready-to-use liquid antiseptic with a convenient pump action spray. It protects against infection by cleansing and killing bacteria in cuts, grazes and minor wounds. It effectively washes out dirt and debris without the need to touch sore or broken skin.