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A must for every medicine cabinet
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream
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Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream
Advantages: Not expensive, lasts for ages, works!
Disadvantages: Can stain and not so easy to wash off as it is waterproof!
Last night I somehow managed to burn my arm whilst ironing (something which I haven't done for absolutely ages and I forgot how much it actually hurts) and so, after running my arm under cold water for ages, I decided that I really had to do something else about the pain. Going through my medicine cupboard, I came across my daughter's old tub of Sudocrem and decided to try and slap some of that on, see if it made any difference.
Sudocrem is an antiseptic healing cream, which can be used mainly for napkin rash, eczema and bed sores, but can also be used for sunburn, minor burns, surface woulnds, acne and chilblains. It comes in a plain grey tub with a white label on it, red and black writing, absolutely nothing fancy about it, but easily recognizable on any chemist shelf as the packaging has been the same for years. The tubs come in various sizes, I have the 250 grams one, and the cost varies depending on the size, for example for 125 grams you would pay around £2.25, for 500 grams you would pay around £5.50.
I have had this tub for a good couple of years now, since my daughter was still in nappies, and the use by date is 25/08/2015, which I think is a very long shelf life, making it very cost effective. The cream itself is white and thick in consistency, with quite a strong lavender scent to it. It is also waterproof, making it ideal for little ones in nappies (but be careful as if it stains, hard to remove just with water). I used to use Sudocrem all the time on my little girls when they were in nappies and they never ever suffered from nappy rash. I would apply a thin layer whenever I changed their nappies and this stopped them from getting sore bums. I remember once going away for a few days and forgetting to take the Sudocrem with me; my youngest one ended up with a bit of a red and sore bum, so I went and bought a new tub. The Sudocrem took the redness/soreness away within hours and my daughter was no longer in discomfort.
Anyway, back to last night which is the reason why I decided to write about Sudocrem in the first place. After applying it to my burn, I noticed within a couple of minutes that the throbbing, stinging and burning sensation had subsided, it hadn't completely disappeared but it had certainly improved. So I think that it had actually really helped. Also the skin has not blistered and I am sure that has something to do with putting the Sudocrem on. If I ever do get burnt again, I now know to use the Sudocrem without having to go rooting through my cupboard, desperately trying to think what could work. And if it works for nappy rash and minor burns, it might help with all the other ailments that it claims to help with. I think that everyone should have a tub of Sudocrem in their medicine cupboard, you never know what it might come in handy for!
Summary: Long lasting antiseptic healing cream which can be used for various ailments