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TCP is a mild liquid antiseptic, used to fight a range of symptoms such as infections and cuts. Whilst the smell leaves a little to be desired, TCP is very effective for soothing pain and speeding up healing.

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      12.10.2014 06:35
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      • "for wounds"

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      good medicine helps your wounds

      My little granddaughter is the worst for scaling because she is just a little tomboy and just likes to scale right now and will not regularly require any notice when I request her to climb off my garden furniture.

      This antiseptic comes inside a bottle, it's the usual antiseptic scent to it but it is a pleasant odor that is enough rather than a horrible one. It's a smell that is reasonably strong although not too overpowering.

      It works really nicely for wounds and grazes. All that is required to clean a graze or cut is to dilute just a little in some warm water and apply it to the cut or grazed region. I make use of since I find it is a great product to make use of rather than cotton wool where the wool can adhere to the wound and make it raw etc., a gauze to dip into the option I pat the gauze over the wound marginally and only lightly dab on it so that it will not hurt my grandchildren so much or make them weep more because of the raw wound.

      I discover dabbing the region removes any filth in the graze perfectly without the necessity to rub it to take out the soil in dirt which can subsequently cause infection. This product removes germs to afterward help treat the wound and cleans really nicely. If the wound is not nonviolent I tend to try and clean the product stages so that it is more of a cozy task to remove all of the dirt. It only takes a few minutes or so to settle down although it will sting a little when first applied to the wound. The occupation must be done and my grandson who's 4 plus a half understands the process rather well and knows it'll just take the couple of minutes ahead of the stops that are stinging. My little granddaughter doesn't understand so she does cry all of the time her grazes am cleaning and how long 2 minutes is.

      It may also be utilized to aid alleviate a sore throat, I've used it a couple of times within the years when I desire to kill the disease and have had a really severe sore throat I simply cannot transfer etc. Whatever you have to use it to get a sore throat would be to dilute one element of the TCP to 5 parts of warm water and gargle for as long as you can. It does work to kill diseases causing a sore throat prior to the soreness is totally removed yet it will take a great number of days and also you begin to feel the benefits of utilizing it as a gargle. Nevertheless it should never be swallowed and must be spit out to the sink etc.

      Is also an excellent product to use for mouth ulcers to aid kill the disease and ease the pain and used within exactly the same manner once again spit out and gargled.

      Is also an excellent product to greatly help remove boils, spots, pimples or insect bites. So a good product to work with if you suffer with spots that might not be painless and also you would like to ease the pain and simply remove them.
      It is not to be utilized on skin if you have an allergic skin condition and constantly see the label in the rear of the bottle first prior to applying this product if you've this type of skin condition and remain safe.

      For a 200ml bottle it only costs just over GBP2 and I believe it's well worth this price, it is also available in a bigger bottle also. It's economical and affordable as well as a must have in every family medicine chest in my opinion if a small injury may occur in every day life, since you simply do not understand. It is a god send for cleaning grazes and my little grandchildren's cuts when they visit my house on a regular basis. The standard is superb also. Gives me peace of mind all dirt is removed from grazes plus in no time at all will be healed by them.

      I will keep on buying this product as it works extremely well to help treat wounds for me.

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      11.10.2014 21:01
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      • "help with relieve pain"

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      • "no disadvantages"

      good liquid antiseptic

      This really is an antiseptic that can be employed in numerous ways. Not merely does it help alleviate the pain of several things it also starts to fight with the disease meaning it heals quicker. Here are some for the things it clams to work on:

      Sore throats - It has never attempted for this but I know an older gentleman gargles it regular in the wintertime and swears purchase it.
      I have discovered this to be very powerful especially the year there was a wasps' nest in my parents house and I was getting stung on a daily basis.
      And although not within the description what I use it for:
      Not only does this keep the sore clean it also dries it out meaning it fixes a lot faster. When I a, at home all day I am going to implement this on an hourly basis to speed to healing procedure up. It is important, though to work with a high quality balm to the lip's rest because it might dry out too much. This also halts my coldsores getting so huge and when I feel one coming on - anyone who gets the tingling is known by them - I begin to use this and it really never comes into fruition.

      What's good about it?

      This may be used for a variety of problems, and and is extremely powerful.
      That is perfectly priced.
      The smallest number is needed to get the job done.

      What a bad about it?
      The scent, this is not really weak. If about 12) have put this on before leaving for work it may still be smelt once i get there. This smells like a very powerful disinfectant, but at least it doesn't clean.
      When it is first employed but everything it burns doesn't it?

      Just a note if you have used this make sure your wash your hand throughout as if you get this anywhere near your eyes it makes them distressing and gooey and continued eye baths will likely be required. I have done this to myself once (when I was about 12) and it was terrible.

      This could be bought at all great chemists and make-up stores & most supermarkets too, and for 200ml this retails for about GBP3 a it continues a lengthy time this really is unquestionably worth every penny.

      Decision
      Certainly one of the greatest things that I've attempted, and is not desired overly spend hundreds of pounds.

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      30.09.2014 20:33
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      good medicine helps relieve pain

      About TCP Antiseptic liquid and the way that it works

      This medication helps alleviate pain and prevent disease following scratches small skin wounds, grazes, bites and stings. It may also be utilized to take care of boils, spots, mouth ulcers, and sore throats.
      This medication is a mixture of antiseptics which have an anaesthetic action that helps you to relieve pain and prevent disease.
      This medication can be found as a liquid and might be either placed on the area that is affected or gargled. You should dilute this medicine with water before use should you be using this medicine to deal with sore throats, cuts, grazes, bites and stings. For mouth ulcers, boils, and spots the liquid should be dabbed onto the affected area undiluted. The liquid can also be used undiluted on skin injuries in emergency situations where water is unavailable.
      The liquid must not be swallowed. If you accidentally swallow this medicine drink lots of water and seek immediate medical advice.
      Speak to your physicians if your symptoms don't improve within a couple of days or if they get worse during treatment with this particular medication.
      This medicine may not be appropriate for all and some people must never own it. Check the leaflet which is included with your medicine to ensure the medicine is suitable before having it.
      Always get help from a healthcare professional before having this medication if:
      You might be allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to the ingredients in the medicine.

      Medications interactions
      They may interact with each other, if you're taking greater than one medicine. This medicine is not likely to have any interactions that are important. But speak to doctor or your pharmacist if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.
      This medicine isn't likely to cause any side-effects. For those who have any other worrying symptoms while you are having the medication or have side effects, seek medical advice.

      Pregnancy and breast-feeding
      This medication is not understood to cause any difficulties during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. However, just like all medications, you need to seek medical advice from your physician before applying this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

      Other information that is significant
      Be sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medication to assess just how much if there is anything which you need to do if you employ more in relation to the recommended quantity and you really need to use. If you're in any doubt about whether this medication is suitable for you personally, speak to your own doctor or pharmacist.
      Keep all medicines out from the sight and reach of youngsters.

      I think of using TCP as bringing out the big guns, since it can not beat around the bush in regards to pimples, spots and any other excessively bacteria.

      I spot treat with undiluted TCP overnight, and by morning any swelling, strength in a pimple is at least 70% reduced. I repeat every night.

      It smell quite strong, as if you have made a horrible mistake but the rewards are great providing your skin can handle it, and It will burn. BE WARNED. Dilute with water.

      In addition, I utilize this on my bikini area to prevent ingrown hairs - it stings just like a mofo but it works!

      Overall, merely have a little bottle in your possession. It's saved my face on many events.

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      30.09.2014 19:32
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      • "Does the job"

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      • "Stings a little"

      A good liquid antiseptic

      *Introduction*

      TCP is a well-known antiseptic product in the UK. Unlike creams or gels, this TCP product is in a liquid form as an antiseptic.

      *Uses*

      This liquid antiseptic can be applied to wounds like cuts, scrapes, grazes, boils, insect bites, spots, etc. It can be used neat and diluted with water for whatever treatment.

      I've also heard of people using it for coldsores and sore throats, but this doesn't seem like a good idea to me. Unless something is marked for internal use, it's probably just best to use it topically / externally. And obviously keep it away from the eyes as well.

      *Experiences*

      The smell of TCP has always been distinctive and this product is no different. It's extremely medicinal.

      There is some stinging when applying it to open wounds, such as a cut or graze. But again this has a very medicinal feeling to it, like using hydrogen peroxide. However this liquid does not fizz. The stinging is only minor, but you may want to use something else for very young children.

      I apply it with a cotton pad, such as one might use for make-up remover. The liquid dries fairly quickly when applied.

      *Storage*

      The bottle is dark coloured glass and should be stored in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.

      *Price*

      This TCP liquid antiseptic is available to buy for the princely sum of £3.79 at Boots. That's for a bottle of 500ml. A bottle does last a long time as you only use very little at a time, so is good value.

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      30.07.2013 14:07
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      Not a bad product, but I prefer Sudocrem

      Normally I use Sudocrem as an antiseptic cream, but when I haven't been able to get hold of any, I have always fallen back to this product. Most people know TCP because of the smell, if you like that smell, you won't be disappointed.

      +++What is it used for+++
      You can use this liquid for many things like as an antiseptic cleaner, mouth ulcers, cuts, bruises, grazes, insect bits, insect stings and I have more recently read a review where somebody recommended it as coldsore treatment! Just be careful when using to not swallow any and to not get any in your eyes.

      +++Packaging+++
      The bottle of TCP comes in a dark, heavy brown bottle with a child proof lid. For me the way the product is packaged, shows how effective it is. If something needs to stop a child from getting to the contents, it has to be strong. When it comes to antiseptic products, strong is good!

      +++Cost+++
      You can pick up a 250ml bottle for around £2.60 from your local supermarket. I have seen it as low as £2.00 from Tesco on occasion.

      +++Warnings+++
      DO NOT GET IT IN YOUR EYES!!! After application ensure that you wash your hands thoroughly as if it gets in your eyes, you will know about it, trust me!

      +++How to use it+++
      I tend to place some on a cotton ball and apply to the area. If I think it needs some more, I do the same again. I tend to make sure the area, and surrounding areas are wet so I know that I have applied the liquid correctly.

      +++Overview+++
      A great antiseptic product, but I prefer Sudocrem. Not a bad product to have as a backup in my opinion.

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      21.07.2013 11:07
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      Great value product!

      As I wrote in my last review I have an issues with coldsores, I have tried almost everything under the sun but I have found this humble antiseptic the most effective cure here are my thoughts.

      So what is it, and what does it do?
      This is an antiseptic that can be used in a number of ways. Not only does it help ease the pain of many of these things it also starts to fight the infection meaning it heals quicker. Here are some for the things it clams to work on:

      Sore throats - I have never tried it for this but I know an older gentleman swears buy it and gargles it everyday in the winter.
      Cuts
      Grazes
      Spots
      Stings - I have found this to be very effective especially the year there was a wasps' nest in my parents house and I was getting stung on a daily basis.

      And although not included in the description what I use it for:

      Coldsores - not only does this keep the sore clean it also dries it out meaning it heals a lot quicker. When I a, at home all day I will apply this on an hourly basis to speed to healing process up. It is important, though to use a good quality balm on the rest of the lip because it can dry out too much. This also stops my coldsores getting so big and when I feel one coming on - anyone who gets them knows the tingling- I start to apply this and it never comes into fruition.

      What is good about it?

      This can be used for a variety of problems, and and is very effective.
      This comes in a thick glass bottle with child lock, does not smash when dropped and comes in many different size meaning it an be taken away.
      This is very well priced.
      The smallest amount is needed to get the job done.

      What a bad about it?
      The smell, this is so strong. If I have put this on before leaving for work it can still be smelt when I get there. This smells like a very strong disinfectant, but at least it doesn't smell dirty.
      It stings when it is first applied but everything that works stings doesn't it?

      Just a note if you have used this make sure your wash your hand throughout as if you get this anywhere near your eyes it makes them painful and gooey and repeated eye baths will be required. I have done this to myself once (when I was about 12) and it was horrible.

      Price and Availabilty
      This can be bought at all good chemists and cosmetics stores and most supermarkets too, and for 200ml this retails for about £3 a it lasts a very long time this is definitely worth it.

      Conclusion
      One of the best things I have tried and I haven't needed too spend hundreds of pounds of blistex etc

      5 dooyoo stars

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      24.06.2013 23:13
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      Cleans wounds well and helps remove infection.

      I have 2 very clumsy little grandchildren who are always climbing in my garden on my garden furniture and benches and often fall off them and hurt their knees etc, so I always like to keep a bottle of antiseptic in my medicine cabinet so that I can clean their grazes before applying a plaster. My little granddaughter is the worst for climbing because she is a little tomboy and just loves to climb at the moment and won't often take any notice when I ask her to climb off my garden furniture lol.

      This antiseptic comes inside a bottle, it has the usual antiseptic smell to it but it is a pleasant enough smell and not a nasty one. It is a fairly strong smell but not too overpowering.

      It works really well for cuts and grazes. All that is needed to clean a graze or cut is to dilute a little in some warm water and apply it to the grazed or cut area. I use a gauze to dip into the solution because I find it is a good product to use rather than cotton wool where the wool can stick to the wound and make it sore etc. I just gently dab the gauze over the wound and pat it slightly so that it doesn't hurt my grandchildren so much or make them cry more because of the sore wound.

      I find dabbing the area removes any dirt in the graze perfectly without the need to rub it to remove the ground in dirt which can then cause infection. This product cleans really well and removes germs to then help heal the wound. If the wound is bloody I tend to try and clean it in stages so that it is more of a comfortable task to remove all of the dirt. It does sting a little when first applied to the wound but it only takes a couple of minutes or so to settle down. The job has to be done and my grandson who is 4 and a half now knows the procedure quite well and knows it will only take the couple of minutes before the stinging stops. My little granddaughter doesn't know how long 2 minutes is and so she does cry all of the time I am cleaning her grazes.

      It can also be used to help ease a sore throat, I have used it a couple of times over the years when I have had a really severe sore throat I just cannot shift and want to kill the infection etc. All you need to use it for a sore throat is to dilute one part of the TCP to 5 parts of warm water and then gargle for as long as you can. It does work to kill infections causing a sore throat but it does take a good couple of days before the soreness is completely removed and you begin to feel the benefits of using it as a gargle. However it must not be swallowed and must be spit out into the sink etc.

      Is also a good product to use for mouth ulcers to help ease the pain and kill the infection and used in the same way once again gargled and spit out.

      Is also a good product to help remove spots, boils, pimples or insect bites. So a good product to use if you suffer from spots which may be a little painful and you want to ease the pain and simply remove them.
      It is not to be used on skin if you have an allergic skin condition and always read the label on the back of the bottle first before using this product if you have such a skin condition and stay safe.

      For a 200ml bottle it only costs just over £2 and I think it is well worth this price, it is also available in a larger bottle too. I think it is excellent value for this price for the work it does to help heal wounds and also remove any infections. It is cheap and affordable and a must have in every household medicine chest in my opinion because you just don't know if a little accident may occur in every day life. It is a god send for cleaning my little grandchildren's cuts and grazes when they visit my home on a regular basis. I couldn't live without this product. The quality is super too. Gives me peace of mind all dirt is removed from grazes and they will heal in no time at all.

      I will keep on buying this product because it works extremely well to help heal wounds in my opinion.

      Also appears on Ciao under my username pinky50.

      I give it 5 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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        24.04.2013 15:38

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        Old remedy that actually does more than what it says 'on the tin'

        The last contributor keeps mentioning the bad taste of TCP, really, it's no worse than some of the stronger mouth wash. Dilute it as instructed 1 part TCP to about 4-5 parts water (warm preferably) Best used overnight as the 'medical' smell does linger. Excellent for mouth ulcers,sore throats, and has some impact on sterilizing bad breath( if used after normal mouth hygiene at bedtime) (unlike regular so called mouth wash) Use as a regular gargle, not just inside the mouth. Best used at the first sign of soreness - it can stop minor mouth problems before they get started. Of course it is also used for stings, insect bites minor cuts etc.
        I am not connected in any way with the said product. I am 72 years of age and this stuff was used in my own parents house when I was a kid.
        Can I also be allowed to recommend 'surgical spirit' for chapped lips and cold sores. Once again treat at the time of the first 'itch'. Wet a clean tissue and soak the lips both inside and out over the infected area as many times a day as you can until you know you are ok. It has to 'burn' a bit as you put it on, then you know you are finding the right spots of infection.Catch it early enough and it can kill infection in 1-2 days without the 'sore' becoming evident. Try not to swallow any excess spirit and keep it to the vicinity of the lips.
        I wish that I was allowed to tell you more of the 'old time' remedies...but of course , if any problem persists, go see your Dr.

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        06.03.2013 16:38
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        Cant fault this antiseptic at all

        I have always grown up around TCP, my nana had it and my mother had it, all in their medicine cabinets.

        What it is used for....
        Childhood and the instructions say if it safe for almost everything as it is an all round antiseptic.
        Mouth ulcers.
        Bites and stings
        Sore throats
        Spots
        Grazes.
        Other cleaning.
        You can even use it as a general mouthwash.

        The packaging,
        when you buy TCP I don't think I have ever bought it in a cardboard box, I have always bought it as its seen. It is a dark brown glass bottle with a sticker with the name TCP and instructions on the back.

        The liquid itself...
        Most people dislike the smell and taste of TCP however I love it. It's a very strong medical clean smell. You will automatically know the smell of TCP once you have smelt it. The colour is just like a dyed light yellow water.

        TCP....
        It is designed to fight infection as wel as soothing pains, you can use it neat or dilute depending on how you wish to use it.

        Ingredients....
        TCP has 2 active ingredients.. I don't really know what they do!
        Halogenated phenols 0.68%
        Phenol 0.175%

        Be aware...
        Be aware when you use it, especially on open cuts that it will sting a little bit, even if you dilute it.

        Side effects....
        There are no known side effects to TCP as its been used for years and nothing has come up, it is also safe for pregnant and nursing mothers. But do speak to your GP first.

        Availability...
        You can buy TCP everywhere especially in pharmacies as well as online

        Price....
        For a 100 ml the cheapest I have seen is £1.60
        For the 200ml the cheapest I have seen is £2.50.
        These are online and in store prices.

        Advantages...
        TCP has been trusted for years and it certainly does the trick.
        It is cheap enough if you can find it, above we the prices I would but it for, I would ot pay an extra pound towards them prices.
        The taste is a big bonus for me, it reminds me of my childhood.

        Disadvantage....
        I don't think TCP actually has any

        Would I recommend...
        Without a doubt, it's in my cupboard and I use it all the time.

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          06.03.2013 14:28
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          An easy to use antiseptic

          My husband swears by TCP if we've run out he'll even go off and buy it. The small 100ml bottle in the bathroom has a £2.99 price tag on it so not cheap because of the way he splash's it about. On the Tesco website the same amount is only £1.80 so goodness knows where he got it from! The large 200ml bottle is £3.56.

          TCP is a mild antiseptic containing Halogenated Phenols 0.68% w/v and Phenol 0.175% w/v, Glycerol, Concentrated Phosphoric Acid, E104 (Quinoline Yellow), Water- the phenol must explain the pungent smell. I can smell it being applied in the bathroom from the lounge. I don't particularly dislike the smell but it is strong, it smells very clinical- sort of like the dentists. The smell does linger I've just picked up the bottle for this review and I'm covered in it my hands stink of the stuff and it hasn't really washed off either.

          TCP has a whole range of uses, soothes pain, fights infection, sore throats, mouth ulcers, cuts, grazes, bites, stings, boils, spots, pimples.

          The TCP itself is slightly yellow tinged 'water'. The bottle is brown glass with a green and blue label which has lot's of info written on it, you're directed to use as follows:

          Sore throats - Gargle a solution of TCP with 5 parts water twice a day.
          TCP can also be used as a mouthwash when diluted.
          Mouth ulcers - Dab undiluted three times a day.
          Cuts, grazes, bites and stings - Dilute 1 part TCP with 1 part water and apply freely or can be applied undiluted if necessary.
          Boils, spots and pimples - Dab undiluted once every four hours.
          Can be used as a general disinfectant.
          Do not swallow

          In use:

          You don't need much (if used correctly)! I have used it and found it effective for the following:

          -a quick dab on a spot will help dry it up and it takes the redness out of it, it stings initially but then numbs it for a bit.

          -ulcers feel much better after applying abit of TCP they clear up on their own in a few days but the sort of numbing sensation certainly makes them more bearable.

          -I think it does help a sore throat on the odd times I've used it for this- can't vouch that it kills sore throat germs but I haven't had a throat infection after using it so maybe it does. It doesn't taste very nice but okay once diluted and you do get used to the taste.

          -TCP diluted with some warm water makes a nice wound cleaner, I tend to rub Savlon on injuries but sometimes rubbing isn't an option this is where the TCP comes in- it can be slightly stingy but not too bad and atleast it feels it's working. Sometimes I use cotton wool but more often than not I just pour it on (diluted or not- depending). It seems to stave off infections and has cleared up cuts or grazes that have gone red or pussy.

          -I have on rare occasions dabbed some on insect bites again with success.

          I developed contact dermatitis on my hand, my skin was dry itching and sore. TCP didn't help with this it just stung and burnt making it necessary for me to wash my hand under cold water. It doesn't claim to help soothe this type of problem, just thought I'd try it!

          My husband uses it for all the above and more, he swears nothing else works- any blemish and he's out with the TCP. It does work and is handy to have in so I will continue to buy it and if I don't my husband will!

          5 stars from me- should be 4 because of the smell but I'll forgive it.

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            03.03.2013 18:06
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            If only it smelled nicer!

            Savlon or Germolene tend to be my antiseptic products of choice, failing that any other antiseptic cream will do, branded or not. TCP however, is right down at the bottom of the list for me, as quite frankly the smell of it makes me feel ill.

            Recently I had a bit of an accident (and sorry to anyone who is squeamish like me) but ended up ripping the majority of my thumb nail off - not just the tip, a fair bit of the nail. Not only did it hurt but it bled for quite some time and frankly began to look rather disgusting. I put a plaster on it but that came off when I had a shower and I could see bits of fluff and all sorts gathering in the cut, so knew I had to clean it.

            Unfortunately we were out of Savlon as my husband likes to slap it on like it's going out of fashion. The only antiseptic I could find in the house was a bottle of TCP (again something my husband is responsible for, I would never have purchased this evil smelling stuff) so that was my only choice.

            TCP is a liquid antiseptic which 'soothes pain and fights infection' according to the bottle. It is suitable for sore throats, mouth ulcers, cuts, grazes, bites, stings and spots. It comes in one of those scary looking brown glass bottles which remind me of Victorian pharmacies for some reason. The look of the bottle alone terrifies me!

            How you use TCP depends on why you are using it. For sore throats you should dilute it with five parts water and gargle twice a day. I doubt I will ever try this as I feel queasy just thinking about it.

            For mouth ulcers you dab it on undiluted three times a day - again, the smell would put me off trying, so I'll stick to Bonjela.

            For boils, spots or pimples, dab lightly undiluted every four hours and don't cover the area.

            Finally, for cuts, grazes, bites and stings you should dilute with an equal quantity of water and 'apply freely'. It does say in an emergency you can use it undiluted. Cuts and grazes are the only reason I have ever used this and probably ever will to be fair, although it's interesting to know it can be used on spots and I may consider that in the future if I'm desperate.

            My first issue was how to dilute the liquid. I only needed a very small amount to dab onto the cut on my thumb, so I decided to pour a little into the cap of the bottle and top up with an equal amount of water. This method worked well for me, although another solution may be needed if I had a bigger area to cover.

            I have already mentioned the smell, but let me just clarify. It smells vile. A bit like Dettol another of my pet hates. I can only describe it as smelling medicinal, and sickly and well, like antiseptic to be fair. Think hospital corridors. The worst thing is it really lingers and I can smell it on me for hours after use.

            I dabbed the TCP/water mix onto my thumb probably around four times a day for three days (paranoid, me?!). I find the best way to apply it is with a cotton wool cosmetic pad as they have a smooth surface, unlike a cotton ball which can snag and leave 'fluffy bits' behind. Another thing I will mention, is that although I always convince myself this stuff will sting, most of the time I don't find it does.

            When I first started using this, from the state of the cut I was convinced it was going to get infected. It didn't and I do believe I have the TCP to thank for that. I did also, as promised on the bottle, find that it relieved the pain quite noticeably which I was grateful despite it being unexpected. I have to say the cut also looked much better each time it had had 'a wash' with this. I have used it on other past occasions and never had any complaints in relation to its performance. I do believe it works.

            I've seen TCP in pound shops, I'm sure that's where we bought this current bottle (100ml by the way, so lasts well). Looking online, it is £2.19 in Superdug and Boots, £1.80 in ASDA. As I said, you get a lot, so the price is not too bad.

            Overall TCP is still not my first choice because unfortunately, no matter how effective it is, I can't quite get past the smell which makes me nauseas. For anyone who can tolerate the smell of antiseptic products better than I can however, then I would recommend this. For me personally, it will still only be used when I have no other (sweeter smelling) options!

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              19.02.2013 17:57
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              I always keep a bottle of TCP in my medicine cupboard

              WHAT IS IT?

              A liquid antiseptic that can be used for adults and children.

              WHAT DO YOU USE IT FOR?

              You can use TCP for a lot of different things and it is very versatile to have in your medicine cupboard. It is liquid and you can pour it direct onto a wound or use cotton wool to dab it on if you need to be more precise. I use it mostly when my children fall over and graze their knees because it stops the graze from being infected. I used it when we all were bitten last year by some bugs that were in the park nearby to us. It stung a bit when it touched the bites but after that it made them feel better and they healed quick. My husbands uses TCP to gargle with because he gets sore throats a lot and it helps to stop an infection from developing.

              DOES IT WORK?

              I think TCP works and it is a very old product so it has been proved to be effective over the years. It stings and feels like it is working good and it is not very often that one of my childrens cuts and grazes goes septic or gets that green look to it. I think their grazes heal quicker when I use TCP straight after their accident as well comparing to when I do not use it.

              WHAT I THINK

              I dislike the smell of TCP very much but I continue to use it because I think it is very effective and I like to do the best for my children. I don't ever pour it onto a wound because I think that is not not necessary for the sort of small cuts and grazes that my children get but my husband once cut his hand badly while he was playing rugby and he poured it on then. I apply it by pouring a bit onto cotton wool and then I dab at the graze or wipe it if I think there are bits of grit or dirt that have to come out.

              It is very cheap and lasts for a long time so I buy it only when I need it and then keep the bottle until it is all used up. The top does not leak and fits good on the bottle so the smell does not go into the air and that is a good thing because it does not smell very nice and it is always very obvious to other people when you have used it.

              ANYTHING ELSE

              A 100ml bottle of TCP costs about £2 and that is very good for the effective nature of the product I think.

              5 Dooyoo Stars.

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                16.10.2012 20:29
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                A must for every bathroom cabinet!

                TCP is an antiseptic liquid which can be used to a variety of problems including sore throats, mouth ulcers, cuts, grazes, bites, stings and spots!

                TCP is a clear yellow liquid solution of halogenated phenols and it contains glycerol, concentrated phosphoric acird, E104 and water. It has a strong antispectic smell and the brand name is derived from its chemical name trichlorophenylmethyliodosalicyl (yip a bit of a tongue twister and way too long to put on the bottle!).

                In my opinion this bottle of liquid is a must for every medicine cabinet. Its a mild antiseptic which means its safe to use to clean cuts, grazes, bites and stings (TCP recommend that you dilute with an equal quantity of water and apply freely.) It can also be used to ease the discomfort of mouth ulcers (TCP recommend you dab undiluted three times a day).

                Personally I have found this a great treatment for spots - its seems to immediately the redness and size of sore spots - presumably this is by killing bacteria around the spot - TCP recommend that you dab spots, boils and pimples every four hours and do not cover.

                Lastly I also use this for sore throat relief - you should dilute with five parts water and can gargle this mixture twice a day. This is effective and will reduce the pain from sore throats. (please note that you should not swallow or drink this liquid).

                TCP has been around for years and years - my Granny claims she used to use it as a girl although according to the internet it dates back to the 1950s (not the 1920s!). Nonetheless it has been used in our house since I every for every cut, graze, sore throat and spot - we've gotten through a good few bottles!

                You can buy TCP liquid in a variety of bottle sizes - 50ml to 200ml - and its very reasonably priced - around £1.50 for the small bottle to £3 -4 for the larger bottles

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                Excellent product that will heal your skin and reduce spot size and rednessp

                Introduction:

                This liquid has been in my families cupboard since I can remember! My parents say that there parents used to use in. It is an old fashioned medicine that works a treat. Tcp has many uses and is an excellent infection fighter. The first thing you must know about this medicine is that it STINKS!!! Tcp has a very strong smell. You either hate it or love it. I don't have a problem with it, but my girlfriends hates it! Which is annoying because I feel bad for using it! But it's too good not to use.

                Uses:

                You can use tcp on cuts and grazes. Also when dilute you can use it to treat sore throats, ulcers and burns! It's very versatile and is a multipurpose liquid, all you need is some cotton wool to dab it on. I use tcp on my spotS. If you apply this stuff before you go to bed, when you wake up in the morning the spot will either be nearly gone or gone! It's Amazing because it takes away the pain of the spot. I love the feeling of relief when you see the spot gone overnight! It has made my life much easier since I realised it can treat spots.

                Price:

                A positive to using tcp is the price. You can buy a bottle for under £2. It's excellent value and lasts a very long time. You do not need to use a lot of this stuff, it works with a small dab on the affected area. It's much cheaper than other alternative products on the market, and I find it works so much better than spot treatments. I find that spot treatments can end up giving you more spoTs, this will not! It will simply reduce and clear.

                Feeling:

                The main issue is that it stings so much when you put it on! You have to get used to it. It's not a bad pain and it only lasts for a few seconds. It's a nice feeling! You can feel it working. It works so welll.

                Overall:

                If you apply this to your cuts, it will clean the cut and then cause it to heal much quicker. It really speeds up the healing process. It will also stop you from being infected which is important. Every household should own a bottle of this miracle worker! It's definitely worth a try. It's an age old remedy and is still regarded as a great product.

                I really hope you found my honest review helpful!

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                Dettol smells better

                I have had my ears pierced several times as every time I forgot to put earrings in my ears would close up (have now learnt to leave them in) and when I get my ears pierced I have always used TCP to help with the healing process.

                You can pick TCP up in many places such as chemists, supermarkets and discounts stores, there are different bottle sizes available but the one I have cost about £2 for 100mls of product.

                TCP comes in a glass bottle which is brown in colour, you can see through it a little for example to see how much is left in it. The lid of the bottle is a screw top and is white in colour, this is sealed so you know the product hasn't been tampered with in any way. On the front of the bottle is a label which is bright green and blue in colour, the product promises to "Soothes Pain, Fights Infection, Sore Throats, Mouth Ulcers, Cuts, Grazes, Bites, Stings, Boils, Spots and Pimples.

                TCP contains the following ingredients, Halogenated Phenols 0.68% w/v and Phenol 0.175% w/v , It also contains: Glycerol, Concentrated Phosphoric Acid, E104 (Quinoline Yellow), Water.

                I have used TCP mainly for my ear piercings although I do sometimes use it on cuts and grazes if I think they will be really dirty for example a grazed knee where the skin has made contact with the concrete. I generally prefer dettol for jobs such as cuts and grazes as it doesn't smell so strongly as this and it doesn't sting as badly, I am really put off by the smell of this product. When using this on my ears I would put a little bit on a cotton bud and clean around the piercing but then I could always smell it for hours afterwards.

                This is a product that I do tend to have in the medicine cupboard but it isn't one I use regularily, I found when I used it on my ears they healed well and I had no issues with infections etc with them so I can say that this is a good product. The product is a good price and is widely available but the smell is just too strong for me and I hated it when i could still smell it for hours afterwards after cleaning my piercings.

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              Soothes Pain, fights infection / Relief of sore throat symptoms.