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Savlon - A must for all first aid boxes
Savlon Antiseptic Cream
Member Name: Kary
Savlon Antiseptic Cream
Advantages: Helps heals wounds
Disadvantages: None really
Right now then... who growing up fell over and scraped their knees? I know I did and not just a few times but all the time and my Mum would come up to my teary eyes and go "don't worry we'll put some special cream on it and it'll all be better". I think that this special cream should be kept in all good, well actually all first aid boxes. I was actually prompted to write this review after falling over and scraping my knee.
So what is Savlon?
Salvon is an antiseptic cream, this is to say that it is a cream that helps to prevent infections and aids the recovery of the skin after scrapes and whacks. So clearly having the antibacterial properties that it does it is great to use on cuts as a first line of defence, sure it stings a little when you first put in on but now I am a grown up I realise that actually it doesn't sting all that much. I actually tend to go to this first above anything else, if I have a little spot or someone has a rash or I have been attacked by the playful cat I always turned to Savlon first.
When you first squeeze Salvon out of the tube you get a very distinctive smell, it is not an unpleasant smell but it certainly doesn't smell of roses, I for one think the smell is ok and maybe because it is what I grew up with actually think that this is exactly what something that I am going to rub onto an open wound should smell like. The produce itself is a white cream, white is a very good colour for this product as you instantly think it must be clean it's white, it is all about the psychology.
I am very happy with Salvon and the function that it serves, you can buy it in handy travel sized tubes, which although they don't go far are perfect for stuffing into a car first aid kit or a holiday one for that matter, however you can also buy what I call industrial sized ones that around about 100g and although this will set you back more than a couple of pounds (around £4 I think) it will last ages even if you use it for every little thing like I do.
Summary: An antiseptic cream