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Sudocrem The Super Cream!
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream
Member Name: MollyWH
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream
Advantages: can treats lots of conditions, nice scent
Disadvantages: no child proof lid
I used to suffer severely from exzema about 5 years ago. The doctors gave me all sorts of creams to try and control the exzema but nothing seemed to work. Eventually, after suffering with exzema for about 8 months, my Dad advised me to try some cream he had found up Tesco - Sudocrem. Feeling that I had nothing to loose if it didn't work, I decided to try it.
Sudocrem comes in a very basic grey tub. It has a small white sticker on the front which goes all the way around the tub and has Sudocrem written on it in red, along with the size of the tub etc. It also has a list of symptoms that Sudocrem can be used on (although I will explain more about this later). The lid of the Sudocrem has a small bit that sticks out, once you lift this piece, the whole lid pops off and the cream is very easy to open and close. When you buy a new tub of this cream, there is actually a safety seal going around the lid to prevent people tampering with the cream inside. On the back of the tub is a list of ingredients and also the directions for use.
I have noticed that Sudocrem comes in four different sizes. These are 60g, 125g, 250g and 400g.
What Can SudoCrem Be Used For?
Sudocrem can be used on a number of conditions but many people associate Sudocrem with nappy rash as apparently it is very good at treating it. Personally, having no children, I have never used it for this purpose.
I have always used Sudocrem to treat exzema and it has always been very effective at treating it. I was prescribed several creams especially designed for the treatment on exzema and not one cream worked until I used Sudocrem.
Sudocrem can be used for any of the following conditions: minor burns, surface wounds, chilblains, bed sores, exzema, nappy rash, cuts and grazes, sunburn and acne.
I get the odd spot every now and then and Sudocrem is fantastic at making them go away almost as soon as it appears. I just put some cream on the spot before I got to bed, and by the morning, the spot has nearly gone or is at least improved from the state of the night before.
Sudocrem can be used for conditions that require a soothing, protective antiseptic cream. Sudocrem has a water repellent base which forms a protective barrier between the skin and elements surrounding it, this is why Sudocrem is widely used to treat nappy rash, as it presents urine coming into contact with the nappy rash and allows the skin to heal.
What Does Sudocrem Look Like?
Sudocrem is white and very thick. It has a slight scent to it which is similar to lavendar. The scent of the cream was very useful to me as I used to suffer with exzema under in my armpit and I was unable to apply any deodorant so having scented cream was a great help.
How Do I Apply Sudocrem?
Sudocrem is not meant to be totally absorbed into the skin. It has a water repellent in it and this will leave a thin layer of cream across the top of the area you apply it to, often leaving the skin in that area looking very pale (due to the while colour of the cream).
You are to apply a thin layer of Sudocrem to the area you are wishing to treat, and massage it into the skin in circular movements until you are left with a clear / whitish film over the top of the affected area (as described above). If the cream will not rub in properly and leaves a white film rather than a clearish / white film, then too much cream has been applied.
As with most warning on medical items, most of them are common sense, such as keep out of reach of children. It also states that Sudocrem is for external use only and you should seek medical advice if the product is swallowed. If Sudocrem causes any sort of irritation, you are to stop using the product and contact your doctor.
I usually buy the 400g tub and this costs me £6.50.
Sudocrem is a fantastic cream which can be used to treat a large number of conditions. It has a nice scent to it and also leaves your skin feeling soft. An excellent addition to any medical cupboard.
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