Due to my fathers job that requires a lot of lifting and fixing of household items, getting minor cuts and scratches can be a common occurrence; therefore we always tend to have a Savlon Dry Antiseptic Spray stored in our first aid kit at home in case someone gets any cuts or minor scratches.
I purchased our 50ml Savlon Dry Antiseptic Spray from our local chemist store for around £3.99, which is not too expensive. However I believe you should be able to get it cheaper from some supermarkets such as Asda for around £2.50. I do not mind paying a little extra occasionally when it comes to important health care products, as when it comes to antiseptic treatment I want the most reliable and effective treatment I can find and the Savlon brand is one that I have come to trust.
The spray comes in a blue coloured enclosed aerosol can that clearly states the brand and the name of the product on the front of the packaging. The information provided by Savlon states that it contains povidone iodine and comes in powder form.
Savlon also state the use of the product:
'Savlon Dry Antiseptic is a fine antiseptic powder spray for no-touch first aid treatment. It forms a protective antiseptic layer that helps to prevent infection and aids natural healing in: First aid - minor cuts, grazes and burns. Sports - friction burns, blistered hands and feet. Home - gardening and DIY abrasions'
The can is nice and small and therefore can be easily stored in hand bags or into a small first aid box. The Spray can has a nozzle at the top which is pressed in order to release the antiseptic powder. The nozzle comes fully enclosed in a removable lid which prevents the nozzle from being activated when in a bag or other moving storage.
Povidone Iodine 1.14% w/w ,
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. PRESSURISED CONTAINER: Protect from sunlight. DO NOT - expose to temperatures exceeding 50°C - Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not store above 25°C.
==HOW TO USE AND MY EXPERIENCE==
Its very simple to use the spray, all that you need to do is hold the can at a safe distance from the cut/scratch (15cm) and then press the nozzle to release the powder contents onto the affected area. Upon applying the appearance of the power spray is yellowish, but this will disappear once the powder is absorbed into the wounded area.
I liked the fact that the powder doesn't let off any chemical smells which is a great bonus. The Powder itself can be a little messy if you accidently apply too much on the affected area, but this is easily avoided if you press lightly on the nozzle so you have more control over the amount that is sprayed.
I found that the spray does sting a little when it is applied but that is expected with most antiseptic properties. I was happy with the results of the spray, as with just a few sprays on the affected area it does have a positive affect on the healing process, It speeds up the process of healing minor cuts a lot faster than just putting a bandage on it or a plaster over the affected area.
I would recommend this for all households, as it is a great little safety essential when it comes to speeding up the healing process of minor cuts and burns and can be used for all the family.
I always used to buy the Savlon cream, but at some point probably about 10 years ago I become unable to get it. I think therefore it must have been phased out in favour of this antiseptic spray. At first I was a bit sceptical at using a spray, especially as I usually find sprays wasteful, but in actual fact application by spray is a much more hygienic way of dressing a wound.
Unlike the cream you do not need to get your fingers in it for application, so there is no way you can transfer germs into it from your fingers and also from your fingers to the wound. I did find it took a bit of practice to get the spray on target and it is very cold to the skin it is applied, but I guess this can also soothe the area. After some practice it is possible to get a nice even coverage on the wound and as it is a dry spray I feel it aids healing as it is not keep the wound soft. You need to hold it about 10 inches away from the skin when spraying.
It's very handy for kids and grazed knees etc. a quick spray and the wound is covered by an antiseptic film which you can then put a plaster over, or for smaller grazes leave it open to the air. I've also used it for burns, and the cold feeling on application is quite welcome and it does help the pain subside.
A bottle of Savlon spray costs about £3 from Boots and surprising I find it lasts quite a long time, I think I have had my current bottle around two years. It therefore seems to be good value too. I'm going to give it 5/5, it's another essential for my first aid kit.
I'm clumsy and accident prone at the best of times and having a young grandson who frequently visits means I like to keep a fairly decent medical box in the house just in case of accidents. I've found that it comes in handy quite often for cuts, scrapes and minor burns off the oven and iron. It's mostly full of plasters and bandages but I've started adding to it as it's getting a little low on other supplies.
I bought a can of this spray from Boots for £3.09 for 50ml. It's made by Savlon which also make an antiseptic cream which is something I've used a lot of in the past and found to be very good. This spray is for use on minor cuts, abrasions, burns and blisters. It's a dry, fine powder antiseptic spray and should be used to form a layer over the affected area to prevent infection and help speed up the healing process. It's ideal for use with children as keeping them still to put cream on can be distressing if the area is sore.
The spray comes in a blue can with the Savlon logo on the front in white letters and a yellow see-through pop-off lid. The spray nozzle is similar to that found on a deodorant can and is easy to press and use.
I recently used this on my grandson. He's six now and is just learning to ride a bike, rather unsuccessfully so far. He came off it a few days ago and managed to scrape his knee on the floor. It wasn't a bad cut, more of a graze. I used an antiseptic wipe to clean the dirt off it and make sure there weren't any little bricks in the cut then used this spray. I told him it was magic spray that would make it better and he was much more keen to use this than he has been in the past with creams as I don't have to rub anything in. I held the can about 8 inches away from his knee and sprayed sparingly, covering the whole area. He said it was quite cold and didn't sting like the cream.
The 50ml can is ideal to keep in smaller medical boxes i.e. in the car as it would come in useful when you're out the house too. It's ideal as you're not spreading germs from your own hands onto the wound as you don't have to rub it in and you don't have to worry about finding a plaster to fit or to get off when it's healed. It's ideal for use in awkward places, like when you get a cut on your hand as plasters never stick to my fingers as I'm always busy.
I only apply this once, just after the cut or burn has happened as minor accidents like this tend to heal pretty quickly anyway. I haven't had any problems using the spray and it's adult and child friendly. I've used it on a couple of little burns that I've had courtesy of my oven and found that it provides a little bit of instant relief as it's nice and cool and it prevents further pain from infection or irritation.
It is quite expensive really for what it is, the tubes of Savlon are cheaper but this is just more ideal and easier to use. I'd definitely recommend this as it works well and is very convenient.
It's definitely a First Aid product I recommend and I'm sure that when this one is finished I'll be buying more as it's so handy to have in the house and easy, simple and quick to use. You can get this spray from chemists like Boots and in Asda (It's only £2.50 in asda)!
My medicine cupboard holds a very useful little treatment called Savlon Dry Antiseptic Spray. I've had this now for about four months and I use it as an alternative to the Savlon antiseptic cream as my daughter and my husband are both moaning minnies when it comes to applying cream to cuts and grazes. This is better as it's easier to use as there is no need for me to have to touch my daughter's skin (or my husband to have to touch his own) as it's applied by simply spraying over the affected area.
This skin treatment is available to buy in most large chemists such as Boots, but I bought the last one I have from the pharmacy in Tesco's. The blue bottle costs £3.10 and though it's small to look at you don't actually need to use a lot for small cuts and grazes and so it lasts for ages. It's also better on cuts in more delicate areas, such as the backs of hands or knuckles as it doesn't sting quite so much as the antiseptic creams can do.
Whenever I use this on my daughter, I shake the bottle lightly, remove the top and then spray lightly over the cut or grazed area, holding it about 8 to 10 inches away from her skin. You can see a very fine misty dry powder spray come out and settle over the wound. This not only helps to heal the area but it also acts as a protective barrier over the wound, preventing any germs or infections entering it. My daughter loves it and much prefers it to the standard cream I also use and she's far less likely to cry out of I use the spray.
I have also used it on myself once or twice, but not for cuts or grazes, I have used it on small burns when I accidentally caught myself on our oven door. It's quite cold and soothing when it's first applied, I find, and it seems to really help with sore burns and it's definitely preferable to having to apply a cream to an already throbbing area.
It's definitely a First Aid product I recommend and I'm sure that when this one is finished I'll be buying more as it's so handy to have in the house and easy, simple and quick to use.
I am accident prone and have delicate skin, so I do cut and graze myself on a not irregular basis. For grazes and awkwardly placed cuts, this is the product I take out of the first aid bathroom cupboard.
From the always reliable Savlon, this dry antiseptic gives the healing expertise of the brand while avoiding your needing to touch a tender graze, cut or minor burn. This is not only less painful than rubbing the cream into an area already hurting and protesting but avoids cross-infection from fingers or cream which itself may have become compromised by infected fingers.
All you need to do is pop the protective top off the tube, shake and spray on to the afflicted area from six to nine inches or fifteen to twenty-two centimeters. This will apply a dry powder spray to the wound and aid healing when used once a day. It does this by forming a layer of protection and healing on the wound itself.
Using a spray ensures that no part of the injury misses out on being helped out this way. The spray was also useful to my parents when I was a kid as the spraying process distracted me from the 'ouch' factor of wound treating, so I suspect this would apply to 21st Century kids too.
The active ingredient is iodine, so thyroid patients will need to be cautious in using this as it can interfer with thyroid tests.
As it uses Butane as a propellent, avoid using near naked flames.
It should also be used on minor cuts, grazes and burns only. Deeper cuts and more serious burns will need the professional touch and if the injury fails to heal, medical attention should of course be sought.
But when it comes to those minor cuts, grazes we all get, this is a great way of treating those minor injuries without making things worse or missing an area in the pain of touching the wound. The spray approach is also good for fidgety injured children as one blast will both distract them and treat all the wound despite any fidgeting.
It is widely available. Mine comes from Boots, where it can be found at £3.09 or 309 Advantage Points. It is also available at larger supermarkets and online.
It is more expensive than the cream but is just as good and more sterile. All in all, a very useful part of the first aid kit for any home.
I bought a spray bottle of this after having a tattoo on my right ankle.
It cost me just over £3.50 from Superdrug. The spray can looks like a can of spray paint but rest assured that it is a bottle of antiseptic! The spray smells nice. It has the same scent as the Savlon cream. I found this can easy to use. I simply gave it a brisk shake and sprayed it directly onto my fresh tattoo. Using the spray means that you don't have to touch the wound resulting in a much faster healing process. It made my tattoo heal faster and brighter without any risk of infection.
The spray delivers a fine mist to the area and just the one spray covers a decent amount of skin. I have used this on cuts and grazes too. I recently went ice skating and cut my ankle. It wasn't a deep cut but it was sore and bleeding. I sprayed this spray onto the cut. It helped to stop the bleeding and it speeded up the healing process for me. The cut soon scabbed up and once the scab had dropped off my ankle was back to normal.
Just the one can will last you ages as you only need one spray per application. The spray keeps well too and it's handy to have around the house for any minor cuts and grazes.
Just be aware that the spray colours your skin yellow for a short while after spraying as the spray itself is a yellow colour. It looks a bit yucky but it's supposed to be that way!
A better way to heal minor cuts and grazes without having to touch the skin. Great stuff!
Savlon Dry Antiseptic Spray is one of the products that I tend to keep in my first aid kit which I have in my home and in my car. It's always a handy thing to have around for general cuts and scrapes which are just inevitable. The most recent can I bought was from Lloyds chemist where a 50ml spray can cost me £2.99. I do feel this is an okay price, and while it is obviously possible to pick up less expensive antiseptic solutions, I like the fact that this is a branded and trusted name (Savlon) and also that it is a dry spray.
The Antiseptic comes in a blue spray can which has a traditional spray nozzle that is simply pressed in order to release a spray of the antiseptic powder. The can is small and doesn't take up much room and so it's possible to keep it even in a small first aid kit. Full directions are given on the can, as well as precautions, warnings and contraindications.
The spray should be directed at the area where the antiseptic is needed. The can should be held about 6 inches away and then you will see the dry powder squirting out which initially seems white and then turns yellow (iodine). Within a few minutes the powder is fully absorbed and the yellow colouring disappears with it. When it is initially applied it does sting a little, but this stingy diminishes within twenty seconds or so - and it's really not too bad because even my youngest child doesn't make too much fuss when it's applied. It also doesn't have a very strong smell, although there is a very slight smell that in reminiscent of a hospital.
One of the advantages of this spray is that as it is dry it is possible to apply a dressing / plaster immediately and it sticks with no problem.
Overall, I think this is a really great product - and I will continue to use it. It is okay for minor cuts, scratches and abrasions, but I don't think it would be suitable for anything more significant.
I always like to have a few different first aid type products around the house to try out and to be honest the more gimmicky looking the better really. To that end, I decided to purchase a can of Savlon's Dry Antiseptic Spray a while ago.
Now it does have to be pointed out that his dry antiseptic spray isn't the cheapest of options on the market. I paid £2.90 for a 50ml can from Sainsburys, but it is widely available from supermarkets and pharmacies in the general region of £3. The can itself fits well into Savlon's range of products, with the same eye-catching blue and yellow design. The main body of the can is blue, with the Savlon logo on it, as well as the usual instructions, with a nice extra touch being the product name in Braille on the side of it. The lid is then made of a see-through yellow plastic, with a traditional design of spray mechanism underneath it.
Now the spray itself is a dry antiseptic and contains as its active ingredient Povidone Iodine. Iodine has been used for many years as an antiseptic, and so Savlon are resorting to tried and tested ingredients for this particular spray. The product is designed to prevent infections and also to help aid the natural healing process of the body. The spray is a so-called dry spray, meaning that the dispensed product is dry and forms a powdery layer over the injury needing treatment. Savlon recommend using this product for minor cuts, grazes, scratches and burns etc. It is not recommended for infants under 1 month of age, and shouldn't be used by people who are sensitive to iodine, people with thyroid disease or anywhere near the nose or eyes. It is also not suitable for use on large or deep wounds or severe burns, as you should really seek medical help for this kind of injury. The can also suggests that you shouldn't use more than a can of this a day, however I personally think that this level of use is way over the top, especially considering the £3 price tag.
To use the spray, it's simply a case of holding the can around 20cm from the affected area and pressing the spray to apply a thin covering of powder over the area. The area sprayed will turn slightly yellow as the iodine is applied, and one of the issues for me with this product is that you have to wait for quite a while before this yellowy powder is fully absorbed, and in the mean time it is quite easy to make a mess if you accidentally touch something before it has dried. You have to be really careful not to use too much either, as this just makes more of a mess with dried yellowy powder falling all over the place. There isn't really any smell associated with the product, which is good and gives it a big advantage over some other antiseptics such as TCP, so you won't have to isolate yourself for hours!
So the main thing with any first aid product is does it really help? To be honest I was slightly sceptical to begin with and really only bought it as it looked a bit gimmicky, however I have been pleasantly surprised with the positive effects. It is very useful as you don't need to stop and clean out a wound if you are busy (although I would personally still advise doing that if you can). As a result I would suggest it is a good option for those with children especially if they are prone to the odd graze and scratch. After using it a good few times now I have found that it does indeed help the wound to seal much quicker than if I had simply applied a plaster or left open to the air. It does sting a little bit when first applied but this is to be expected with most wounds, and I've found it can induce a little bit of bleeding but again this hasn't inconvenienced me too much. I've only applied it a few times a day for the first day or two, so nowhere near as much as is stated on the bottle and found it to be effective. As a result, I will be keeping a can of this in our first aid kit, and if used sparingly, the can will last a fair while and slightly mitigate the large initial cost.
So to sum up Savlon's Dry Antiseptic Spray, I would say that it is a good product for the initial treatment of minor wounds and as such would make a good addition to a home first aid kit. It can be slightly messy, so care is needed when applying, but it does appear to speed up the healing process, and I've not died of gangrene or anything since I've used it, so can only presume the antiseptic qualities also work well. All in all a good little product and one which I would recommend to anyone.
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If you have read some of my previous reviews on first aid products you may well be aware that I keep a first aid kit with various useful bits and pieces for dealing with wounds, cuts, and pain. I use the words 'first aid kit' in the loosest way possible, as it is effectively a margarine tub in a cupboard in my kitchen!
One of the products I have in my 'first aid kit' is the Savlon Dry Antiseptic Spray. Although it was expensive at around £3 for the 50ml can, it does serve its purpose. The can is blue and instantly recogniseable on the supermarket shelf, with 'Savlon' clearly stated in white text. The plastic cap is translucent yellow and the spray top is white.
You may be wondering what this product is useful for, but the explanation is pretty much in the name of the product. The spray is an antiseptic for use on cuts and grazes to prevent them becoming infected. I suppose you could say that if you don't have the time or equipment to clean the wound then this spray makes the perfect substitute. The spray is a powder spray and this allows you to apply it to the wound without touching it, reducing the chance of infection. The spray aids the natural healing process and is useful for cuts, grazes and burns. The spray forms a protective barrier against external infection.
To apply the product the directions state to spray the powder onto the desired area at around 6-9 inches from the point of contact with the skin. Obviously if you have a very small wound then it can be tricky being accurate, but I literally spray the powder all around the area when I have a cut or graze as it effectively keeps the whole area around the wound clean.
Before using this spray I used to clean wounds with cotton wool and either sterile water or antiseptic solution. The spray is a great way to quickly clean the wound and I can imagine it is designed more for use with children as it won't sting quite so much as cleaning the wound with cotton wool. The spray can be quite cool, however, so the sensation isn't that pleasant. I like having this spray to hand as it allows me to quickly apply antiseptic to burns and cuts and grazes quickly. The price is obviously quite hefty at £3, but the 50ml can will last me a while as I don't use it that often.
My husband used to work in a kitchen at a chinese and one of the ladies had burnt herself in there, when she was seen by the hospital (the burn was quite bad) this was recommended to her and so I decided it would be a good thing to have in the first aid kit. The spray is parts of the Savlon cleanse, treat and protect range with this falling under the treat category, you will also find the savlon cream and gel fall under this category, this costs about £3 for a 50ml tin.
The product comes in a bright blue tin the same blue as the rest of the savlon range and has a white spray nozzle with a bright yellow push on lid covering it. On the front of the tin you have the savlon name and logo along with the name dry antiseptic and Povidone Iodine which is the active ingredient, it states on thetin that this is a powder spray for no touch first aid to help prevent infection aids natural healing and can be used for minor cuts, grazes and burns.
On the back of the tin it states that the powder forms a protective layer to help prevent infection and aids natural healing. The directions for using the product are shake the tin and them spray the wound from 6-9 inches away to give a light covering of powder. It is stated on the tin that you must not use more than one tin per day which you wouldn't expect to if it is forming a layer over the wound you wouldn't expect to reapply so often that you would use a full tin in this time.
Warnings are not to use near eyes or nose, do not use if sensitive to Iodine, if suffering thyroid disease, on babies under 1 month, on deep wounds or surgical wounds and you must consult your doctor if pregnant or breastfeeding. Due to the tin being a pressurised container you mustn't allow near temperatures of over 50 degrees, protect sunlight and keep away from naked flames or ignition sources.
In our house we generally use this product on burns as we tend to use wipes to clean cuts and grazes and as I am accident prone i do tend to get a few little burns. The product is very easy to use just like the instructions indicate and the powder somes out bright yellow in colour, the product smells just like the savlon cream and seems to work well. I have never had so much as a blister when i have used this on a burn never mind an infection so I can only state that from my experience it works, my daughter was a little scared of it when I tried to use it on her cut knee so I haven't tried again but I feel that the fact you can treat a wound without touching it is fantastic and if I thought she had a wound that was likely to get infected I would certainly use it on her.
I bought this item a few years ago when I was walking Hadrian's wall national trail.
Due to needing to walk a certain distance a day to get tot he next alloted bed and breakfast I sought out anything I could to enable us to keep walking even if a minor injury was had.
This item was brilliant for soothing those little nicks or fly bites. I tend to get a very bad allergic reaction to fly bites especially horse fly and so to have something antisceptic to easily administer was brilliant.
Predictable as ever I was bitten by many flys and this was easy to just spray on to stop infection and sooth the area.
I have been a great believer of the savlon cream and so did not exepct this to perform any less than the cream does. I was not let down. It worked just as well as the cream and was so easy to just spray on.
This was also used for sore feet in the evening too which was easy to just spray on to make sure that burst blisters did not get infected.
The bottle is not too big so can easily tuck into a back pack and then easily whip out when needed. It fits nicely in your hand and is not stiff to spray so nice and easy there too.
This really was a life saver and easier than cream getting all over the place!!
Price wise it is more expensive then the cream. I think I picked it up for a bout £4.50 in Boots but probably cheaper in a supermarket or online. However for the performance and the ease of use I definiately recommend this item.
I recently had a bad blister on my ankle after walking in stiff boots and went through various means of trying to get my skin to heal quickly as the pain was quite strong. One of the products I ended up using was this Savlon Dry Antiseptic Spray. It's a 'no-touch' powder spray which helps to stop wounds getting infected and which 'aids natural healing'. I have since used the spray on some smaller abrasions after finding that it was a great help.
The spray comes in a pressurised cannister which is only 50mls so it's a small can but a little goes a long way. It's also a great size for packing into holiday bags or if you are going to do sports. It has a tight plastic lid and a button depresser which ejects the powder from a small nozzle. There is a lot of information printed onto the can including directions for use, what you can treat with this spray, warnings about side effects and full contact information.
Savlon say this spray can be used on minor cuts and grazes including burns. It can also be used on wounds like friction burns, blisters and little cuts. It should not be used on deep wounds or surgical wounds however. It can not be used near your eyes or nose either.
Directions for use state that you need to hold the can a distance of 15-22cm away from the wound and give a light dusting of powder. How the spray is dispensed is quite fast and furious though. It also comes out like a jet stream so you have to wave the can around to get an even application of powder. What comes out of the can is a puff of orange/yellow powder which looks like liquid until it hits your skin and becomes a dry, fine powder which sticks to your skin. It dries on the skin in an instant, you can actually visibly see it dry up like an oasis turning into a sand dune! The powder seems to get right into the crevices of your skin and the wound so it can't just be wiped off with your fingertip thankfully. The powder actually forms a protective layer over the wound.
When the powder hits your skin it feels very cold. This is a really nice sensation when you have a wound like a blister as it temporarily freezes it and stops the sensation of pain. I have used this spray on my blister and since on some little scratches I got on my arms after gardening and I have to say that I have experienced no kind of stinging sensations at all using this spray. Rathermore this feels like it's a treatment that can give relief as well as medical help although this isn't a benefit that's mentioned by Savlon.
Aesthetically the spray powder doesn't look all that great on your skin especially if you have something like a long scratch mark in a place that you show off. Your skin looks like you've just had an operation and been doused in that bright orange dissinfectant that doctors slosh around surgical cuts. It can also look like a bruise mark.
I find this spray to be really useful in getting wounds to heal without problems. I had a blister in a really awakward place on my ankle and using this spray seemed to help the wound heal more quickly, although it was quite sensitive. My skin in this area tended to be quite damp all the time too and using this spray seemed to help keep it dry enough for a healing layer of skin to form over the wound.
There are some more serious warnings listed on the side of the can. You shouldn't use this if you are pregnant or breast feeding. You also shouldn't use if suffering from kidney disease. Apparantly, long term use of this on those who have large wounds or severe burns may cause changes in blood electrolytes or may even cause kidney functioning problems. Because of these warnings I am very cautious about how often I use the spray.
The formula contains active ingredients including 'providone iodine'. The contents of the can are extremely flammable and the can needs to be protected from sunlight.
I would absolutely recommend this spray as I think it really does help to heal small wounds. I also like the sensation it gives as it cools and soothes.
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I have a lot of tattoos, and as most people who have tattoos will know, you have to take care of them during the healing process so they do not get infected and so that the design stays as intended.
Even though I have a lot of tattoos, scabs gross me out and I can not touch them to put antiseptic creams and/or lotions on them, so I faced a bit of a problem when I started having tattoos done. I mentioned this to the tattoo artist, and he recommended that I get Savlon Dry Antiseptic, as it is a spray on and would give me all the benefits of Savlon creams.
So off I went to buy myself a bottle of Savlon Dry Antiseptic and luckily it is quite widely stocked. It comes in a little metal spray bottle, which is blue with white writing and a yellow lid. There is some useage and safety instructions on the back of the bottle.
I found this Savlon Dry Antiseptic to be perfect. It sprayed a fine mist of antiseptic directly to where I aimed it, and it actually has quite a pleasant smell to it. The spray itself is yellow in colour, so when you first spray it onto your skin, you look a little bit diseased lol!
I have never had any problems with my tattoos getting infected, so I assume that the Savlon Dry Antiseptic Spray has done it's job well. The bottle always lasts me longer than it takes my tattoo to heal, and I have used it on many occasion to keep cuts and scrazes clean on me and other members of my family. I am also amazed at the fact that this spray does not sting when it is applied, as you would generally expect with an antiseptic spray.
I totally recommend this Savlon Dry Antiseptic Spray, as I think it is more hygenic as there is no contact with the wound (or tattoo) to pass germs on. It also quick and easy to apply and lasts for a long time, as well as protecting the wound from infection.
You can buy Savlon Dry Antiseptic Spray in Boots, Superdrug, Savers, Some Supermarkets and larger pharmacies. It will cost around £4 a bottle depending on where you are buying it. It is also available on Amazon, and I am sure you could find many a site selling it online if you search around. A great thing to have in your medicine cabinet, so I recommend you stock up!
Before I went on holiday, I stubbed my toe and in turn ripped a part of the nail off. It was very sore and inflammed, but I was more concerned that I would look hideous with my feet exposed on holiday. I had less than a week to go and my toe was in a real state. red, inflammed and generally looking nasty. I decided to give savlon dry antiseptic spray a try, not really holding out much hope for any great results in such a short period of time.
I bought this savlon spray in my local tesco. I was quite pleased with the price of under £4 as I thought this was very reasonable for such a reputable brand. I hadn't used the spray before but I have used savlon creams and have found them to be very effective.
The can itself is a really nice size. It is small and compact enough to be packed away for holidays in your suitcase without taking up any room. I aso like the fact that this can fitted neatly into my medicine cabinet. At first, I was concerned that this small spray would not last long. But the fact is that you only need a tiny amount of spray for each application and therefore the spray has the ability to provide a great deal of use.
This spray is activated in the same way as other aerosols by pressing the spray cap on the top of the can. By pressing this it allows a fine mist of antiseptic spray to settle neatly onto the desired area. I would hold the can at a small distance from my toe and spray directly onto the effected toe. There is a brown cololur to this spray, which will rub off onto other surfaces so best to be careful not to get this spray onto furniture or clothing.
I found immediate relief when spraying this savlon onto my toe. I found that although it did initially sting, it soon provided a great numbing sensation to the area which provided me with much needed relief. I was amazed at the effect this spray had on healing my toe. Within two days I had seen a dramatic improvement in both the condition of the skin surrounding my toe and the accompanying pain.
A week later, I was able to apply a false toenail to this toe and was so thrilled that there was no unsightly red and sore toe on sight. I am simply in debted to this savlon spray as I feel it worked wonders.
I am certainly going to make sure that I have this in my medicine cabinet from now on. It can also be used on cuts and grazes. Its antiseptic properties ensure that wounds are kept free from possible infection. It has no smell, so it is much less intrusive on the senses than tcp.
All ingredients used in this savlon antiseptic spray are stated clearly on the reverse side of the can. This is great as you can easily see if there are any ingredients that are not to your liking.
This spray is so easy and convenient to use. I much prefer it to creams as it is much less messy and time consuming. I personally can not recommend this spray enough. It simply worked miracles in my circumstance. I am amazed by it's effectiveness. And for such a low price tag, I think this spray is worth it's wieght in gold!!
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Picture the scene, if you will...
Lovely Old Lady "Would you please help me, my cat's been run over and we need to take her to the vets to put her to sleep."
Idiot Me "Of course, I'm an idiot"
Lovely Old Lady "She's in the garden, we just need to get her in a box"
Idiot Me "Not a problem, I'm an idiot"
Lovely Old Lady "Oh, she's bitten through your thumb and won't let go"
Idiot Me "That's ok, I'm an idiot"
Lovely Old Lady "She used to be feral but we sometimes feed her"
Idiot Me "I'll be off to get a tetanus then as I'm an idiot"
Old ladies are cunning and devious so beware - I didn't even get a brew. As I drove to A&E with my thumb swelling nicely I thought fondly of the First Aid kit at mother's house over an hour away whilst I at home had a teatowel and plenty of dog related medicines. After 5 hours in casualty (after 2 hours, I was asked if I was willing to wait 3 hours to see a doctor, so I actually went home for an hour, let the dog out, had a brew, got a book and then went back) I was sent home armed with antibiotics, tetanus, a crappy sling and 4 plasters, yes four.
~~*~~ Cats Are Dirty Little Buggers ~~*~~
Apparently, according to the tinternet, 80% of cat bites are likely to become infected (this must be the figure my mother saw as she panicked and kept ringing every 5 minutes whereas other sites state 15% of bites will poison you), I don't know really but a feral cat adept at playing dead and with psychotic tendencies has got to be top of the dirty cat list. With this in mind, mother stocked up my first aid box with wound wash, big plasters, antiseptic liquid, co-codymol, and the Savlon dry antiseptic spray. Obviously the antibiotics from the good people at casualty would be attempting to kill any nastiness but it was equally important to keep the wound clean.
~~*~~ Just leave it for the air to clean ~~*~~
This would be a lovely idea if one never needed to use their left hand. The fact is that everyday I walk stinky doggies and inevitably one of them (Pig Labrador in particular) was going to lick my poorly hand. Plasters are a waste of time anyway, they never stick and usually drop off at an inopportune moment just as you're giving the cashier in Spar your money for example. So, after soaking the wounds in the antiseptic liquid, I've just been spraying the whole thumb with the aforementioned antiseptic spray.
~~*~~ Urgh, your thumb's yellow ~~*~~
The spray contains iodine so sprays out orange but turns your thumb yellow prompting your mother to ring the NHS helpline announcing that 'it's going to drop off'. It's not attractive but the great thing is that you don't have to touch your poorly hand - you just spray from a distance of 15-22cm away and grit your teeth for the cold stingy feeling - it's not that bad, nowt like the searing flesh feeling of germolene second skin thing (bloody hell that stuff's lethal). It says to not use more than 1 can daily - presumably it's not suitable for entire limb loss as I've hardly used any of my 50ml can and I'm being a very clean girl. It forms an instant protective layer but will wash off very easily so not that great for swimmers. It doesn't dry instantly as I found out but the stain appears to have come out from my jumper - told you I was an idiot.
~~*~~ I'm cured ~~*~~
Well it doesn't get rid of infection inserted directly into your bones by Salem itself but I hope it's reducing my chance of infection. I've probably got tendon damage and possibly a broken bone but at least I know that I'm keeping it as clean as possible. It does nothing to help the pain but then again it doesn't claim to but once the swelling subsides, I hope the pain will too. I'm not sure if it's this product or the antiseptic bathing or just me, but my skin is really dry around the areas - not something to complain about though as at least it's not all soggy with bits of fluff stuck to it. It's only been a week since the attack of the killer kitty and I've used the spray for 4 days - it's supposed to aid natural healing which is hopefully going to help as I'm a crap healer but already one bite hole has a scab on and that's pretty impressive for me. Hurrah for the scab. In addition, the spray's got a year and a half shelf life so I can be bitten by lots more evil creatures and know that I'm safe from infection, kind of. It's also good for minor burns and grazes which is nice as I'm always hurting myself.
~~*~~ Boringness ~~*~~
Near eyes and nose - I doubt you'd use it anywhere on your face anyway since you'd end up looking like David Dickinson.
If you're sensitive to iodine - really, are people that simple?
If suffering from thyroid disease
On babies under 1 month of age - you should really look after children that young and not let them try and pick up a dying cat
In deep wounds.
You should really consult your doctor before use but I doubt he's going to give a crap.
Don't apply whilst smoking - it's hardly a clean environment to start with is it, but then again I'm an idiot so I guess other people are too.
It comes in a blue aerosol can with a yellow lid and white writing on it and costs £1.93 from Asda (I love Asda).
If you're really bored and want to know more about this product and more from the Savlon range, then visit www.savlon.co.uk, it's really quite interesting. If you've not got the internet and probably aren't even reading this review, then maybe you could send a letter to Savlon at
Novartis Consumer Health Ltd,
RH12 5AB - they may send you a brochure or they may not. I dunno.
Thanks for reading.
Review will most definitely appear elsewhere.
Me & Pig
Both loathing felines.
Savlon Dry Antiseptic Spray is a convenient spray for 'no-touch' first aid treatment on the go / Ideal for your sports bag, rucksack or gardening kit, it means you dont have to worry about passing on infection if there's nowhere to wash your hands; one spray forms an instant, protective layer that helps to prevent infection and aids natural healing allowing you to get on with things, instead of licking your wounds, cuts and grazes on the sidelines.