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First aid wipes.
Tesco Antiseptic Wipes
Member Name: kama0529
Tesco Antiseptic Wipes
Advantages: Individually packed. Aloe vera. Moist. Antiseptic. Convenient. Price.
Disadvantages: Stings a little.
I have a box of Tesco Antiseptic Wipes in my first aid box because it is good to have some handy wipes for the minor cuts and scrapes that you are inevitably presented with when you have children! The box contains ten wipes and it cost me 70p from Tesco - which equates to 7p per wipe - which I think it a pretty good price. The wipes come in a small cardboard box, which details fairly comprehensive product information on it, which is worth reading before use. I like the fact that each antiseptic wipe is separately wrapped within it's own sealed wrapper and so they stay moist, fresh and sterile until they are needed to be used, which is convenient, especially for storing in a First Aid box.
The wipes are fairly small, but they are plenty big enough for small cuts and abrasions, which is what they are intended to be used for. They are very similar to Wet Wipes in actual fact, and so using them is very easy. In order to use, it's just a matter of removing the wipe from the packet and then wiping the area with the wipe. I actually find that it is often gentler to pat the area instead of wiping, and my kids seem to make much less fuss. The wipes are moist, but not too wet and so they don't drip when wiped on the skin. They have a clinical smell to them and the antiseptic aroma is very much evident, but it's not too strong - and it's actually reassuring to smell this when the aim is to clean a wound. It does sting a little when first applied, but this is only momentary and within a few seconds, it dissipates. There is aloe vera on the wipe and so this soothes, although I don't find this to be particularly evident. It takes about 10 seconds for the area to be dry after it has been wiped, and then it's fine to cover it with a plaster or dressing.
Overall, I think this is just a convenient product to have for the first aid kit.
Summary: Convenient for the first aid box.
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