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      19.11.2014 21:37
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      really good

      we have a pot of this in our house and we use it for all kinds of ailments and it really works. The beauty of it is too is that it lasts a long time!

      We bought a pot of it when Hope was born nearly 6 years ago. This pot is now only half used despite us using it regularly!

      It is a really dense, white cream. We initially bought it for nappy rash but we have used it for lots of other skin problems too like burns, sores, rashes and general grazes. You just apply a little to the area and it helps to create a barrier as well as heal the sore area. When applying it to the nappy area you are only supposed to put a bit on whereas a few years ago they advised you put lots on but apparently it has now changed.

      It is water resistant so ideal for nappy rash but also really akward when you just want to wash it off your hands! you need to use water and lots of soap to get it off. This is also awkward when little ones find the pot and decide to play! My little boy managed to oget it all over the carpet and it was a nightmare to get out so be warned!

      I find that this is quite fast acting but it can sting when you first apply it so be aware that it may sting but it usually is't too bad.

      I use this on myself when I have something rub- my shoes rubbed a few days ago and I had sore skin. I applied some of this and it healed really quickly and the pain was taken away quite quickly too.

      I really like this even if it does have a bit of a funny smell!

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      31.10.2014 07:31
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      Fantastic, versatile anticeptic cream

      I had never heard of Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream until I had a baby. When you have a baby, you get a Bounty Bag from the hospital with a range of sample products for you to try including a tiny pot of Sudocrem. Since I first tried it then, there has not been a time when I haven't had at least one pot around the house.

      Packaging: Sudocrem comes in a grey tub in either the 125g size of 250g size. The label is grey and white, simple and rather uninspiring. It is however easily recognisable as this well trusted brand.

      Availability and price: Sudocrem can be found in most chemists such as Boots or Superdrug or most supermarkets. A smaller tub will usually cost under £3 and a larger one for around the £4 mark.

      Positives: Sudocrem can be used for a wide range of problems and can be used by babies to adults alike. Its uses are so varied that it is almost a wonder cream! On the pot, it lists nappy rash (probably its most common use), eczema, surface wounds, sunburn, minor burns, acne, bed sores, chilblains. While I haven't tested it on all of these ailments, we have used it extensively both to treat and prevent nappy rash and for minor skin irritations and spots. It has worked effectively for all of these problems. When applied to a sore baby bottom, I can usually see an improvement of the rash by The children don't mind it being applied - there is no strong odour or any stinging although it can be a little cold sometimes. The cream provides a waterproof barrier to the skin to protect it from further irritation. This is very effective but also makes it very sticky on the fingers.

      Negatives: My only criticism is the packaging. A tub of Sudocrem always lives by my changing table and my son delights in opening the tub and scooping out the cream at any opportunity. I would personally find it very useful if the lid was made a little more child proof!

      Summary: The only time I have not found this cream to be effective is on my daughter's nappy rash. For her, I found that another brand of cream cleared up her symptoms more effectively. However, for my other children, this has been fantastic. We have come to rely on it so much that I can't see us every being without a pot even when the children have grown up!

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      25.10.2014 11:26
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      Great cream for everything

      Sudocrem is one of those products that fast became a household name, simply because of its hundreds of uses. We have used Sudocrem for years, for all sorts of reasons, and here is my review of it.

      Sudcrem started off back in 1931, where Thomas Smith a Professor of Pharmacy, developed a unique cream that was used to treat a whole bunch of medical problems. By the 1940's, his cream had become so popular that he had to relocate to a bigger factory to create the amount of products that he needed. To this day, the product has stood the test of time and is used by millions of people across the world, making it one of the most successful medical creams ever,
      We have being using this cream since I can remember, it comes in handy for day to day needs, especially for our child as it is great for nappy rash and preventing soreness. The product is also used for:

      Eczema
      Surface wounds
      Minor burns
      Sunburn
      Chilblains
      bed sores
      cuts and scrapes
      And a whole range of other problems. Sudocrem is very easily absorbed into the skin, simply put on a small amount wherever the problem may be, and rub it in until it is gone. I suggest using a minimal amount as using too much can make your skin become greasy.

      All in all Sudocrem is an excellent household product, that should be found in all home first aid kits. The product is only about a pound from most pharmacies and supermarkets, and one small 60 gram tub can last you months. The product has a long shelf life too, and is around three years before it expires, so you do not need to worry about it going off either. An essential product to keep in the house!

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      06.10.2014 15:14
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      One for All!

      Sudocrem is truly brilliant stuff, growing up there was always a jar of it around the house and now that I am an adult I keep a jar in my own home, you never know when it is going to come in handy. If you have children then you won't be long running out of it because it's just one of those products that works on pretty much everything skin related.

      It is thick in consistency and white in colour, I'm not sure what to the scent is but it isn't offensive which is good. It is instantly cooling and soothing and being an antiseptic helps as well. If you burn yourself in the kitchen it will help to make it feel better immediately. It really shines with anything itchy, like a rash or a bite, near instant relief. I have also used it on spots that are particularly painful and it helps to calm things down.

      Do be aware of its white colour, it being a cream it is easily transferred to fabrics, I don't think it would stain but might be a bit difficult to get out.

      It really is a one for all, I have even used it on my dog, he had a rash on his tummy over the summer, it was annoying him so I put some sudocrem on it at night to help sooth it, within three days the rash had completely cleared up, I was happy not having to pay for a trip to the vet and the dog was happy with no more itchy rash to contend with. Some dogs may try to lick it off, so make sure that you supervise them when they have it on, I don't think it would do any harm but still probably not a good idea.

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      29.09.2014 18:06
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      A mainstay medical product for children (and adults)

      I have a 3 year old niece who isn't in nappies anymore. However, she does still suffer with rashes in that area still, probably from those "dry nights" pull-ups she wears to sleep in. As she isn't my child I can't exactly advise my brother and his wife to perhaps look for alternatives. However, we do use Sudacrem on her nappy rash, which seems to help.

      Sudacrem has always been packaged the same way, a small grey tub with red lettering. It's iconic, really. A 125g tub will set you back £2-£3, but a little goes a long way and you may find it's good value for that price.

      Ingredients (taken from boots.co.uk)

      Active Ingredients:

      % w/w
      Zinc oxide, EP 15.25
      Benzyl alcohol, BP 0.39
      Benzyl benzoate, BP 1.01
      Benzyl cinnamate 0.15
      Lanolin (hypoallergenic) 4.00




      All Other ingredients:

      Purified Water

      Sodium Benzoate
      Paraffin wax
      Microcrystalline wax
      Heavy Liquid Paraffin
      Synthetic Beeswax
      Sorbitan sesquioleate
      Propylene glycol
      Antracine 54
      Linalyl acetate
      Lavender

      The ingredients contain more natural ingredients than I thought they would - lavender, beeswax (OK, synthetic beeswax) - but the main selling point of Sudacrem is that it's an antiseptic.

      It's a white cream, looks like any other. Unlike a moisturiser or other antiseptic creams, I find it's intensely sticky and hard to remove from your hands or fingers. I guess it's intense steadfastness may form a barrier in the area its used in.

      I've used this myself on rashes, insect bites, and so on in a pinch. I find it doesn't sting like some antiseptics do. It has a lingering medical scent and doesn't seem to absorb, as I said, forming a kind of barrier.

      It's pretty much a mainstay when it comes to medical products, especially for children. But it's alright for adult use as well, and lasts a long time.

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      09.07.2014 16:43
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      Helps with spots

      I remember having this cream around the house when I was younger but I had always associated it with nappy rash! But in fact it is so much more versatile than this. So I wanted some sort of ''treatment'' to help with my spot prone skin, and several people had recommended this to me. The cream really works to help remove spots. I apply it every night and in the morning they appear smaller, keep applying it and after 2-3 days, depending on the size, they disappear! The price is very reasonable, it may seem overprices for a small tub but trust me this lasts forever! I use it every night and very rarely during the day, if my skin is acting up, and it is still three quarters full. You definitely get your moneys worth with this product.

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      13.02.2014 17:17
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      Brilliant for pain relief

      Sudocrem comes in a small grey tub in various sizes. I usually buy the big one (400g) as it's best value at around £4.50 from Asda where as the smaller one (125g) is around £2.50. It is an over the counter medicated cream to ease the pain of nappy rash, eczema, bed sores and minor wounds. I bought this initially when I was found out I was pregnant as I wanted to have everything ready and prepared for my baby arriving. When my daughter was born and through her baby years we were lucky that we never had to use Sudocrem a lot but when she needed it, it worked wonders. It has a thick consistency and is white in colour. You don't need to apply a lot because a little bit works a lot better I thought. It can also be quite difficult to wash out of clothes if you get any on clothes, etc... It has a water repellent base with protective and antibacterial agents to help heal the soreness. We have also used it on sunburn and skin irritations and it has worked brilliant every time.

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      16.01.2014 20:33
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      A must have for any parent.

      Sudocrem is the go to cream for most parents, and I am no exception. I first encountered Sudocrem in my hospital bounty pack, I am not sure if it is included in the packs now.

      Sudocrem is an antiseptic emollient that contains a mild anaesthetic and is mostly used for the treatment and prevention of nappy rash. The unctuous white cream has a distinctive medicinal scent.

      A small amount of Sudocrem goes a long way and a small amount gently rubbed into the area affected by nappy rash will sooth and protect the inflamed skin as it forms a waterproof barrier on the skin that protects babies bottom from urine and faeces. I found that when I used Sudocrem it cleared nappy rash up in a few days.

      Sudocrem can also be used for the treatment of eczema. I have also used this on my children when they were younger. I found it quite difficult to rub in on my childs dry, crusty skin for fear that I would irritate it more I used to apply it a little thicker and allow it to be absorbed and again I found it moisturised the eczema and settled the inflammation.

      I have used Sudocrem on myself when I have had an insect bite and I have found it to be very effective. A small amount rubbed into the bite cools and soothes the bite and stops the itching. I have also used it on inflamed spots before going to bed, the spot usually dries up over night with the aid of Sudocrem

      Sudocrem can also be used on sunburn; I have not used it on sunburn and would imagine it would be quite a delicate affair massaging it in to sunburnt skin. It can also be used on burns; again I have not used it on burns.

      I have used it on small cuts and grazes, the children were instantly soothed when I pulled out the pot of magic cream and delicately dabbed it on the cleaned cut or graze.

      I always make sure my hands are clean before using Sudocrem as there is a slightly unhygienic aspect of dipping fingers in the pot that does bother me. Happily Sudocrem does come in tubes now which does make it easier and cleaner to handle.

      Over all I consider Sudocrem a must have for any parent as it is an incredibly versatile cream. Sudocrem can be brought from most retailers a 400g pot retails at around £8.00 and a 125g pot for around £3.00. A pot of Sudocrem will last absolutely ages and I have found that I have thrown pots of Sudocrem away before they are finished as they have been open for a long time.

      Thank you for reading.

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      29.11.2013 22:44
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      Every home needs some magic cream

      INTRODUCTION
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      For as long as I can remember we have always used Sudocrem regularly. My mum always had it in when we were kids and whatever was wrong with me or my brother her answer was usually "oh put some sudocrem on it... you'll be fine!".
      I've followed in her footsteps and use it all the time too!

      In our house, we always have at least one pot of sudocrem in. We use it so regularly, for us it's a house hold must have!

      My kids call it 'the magic cream' as it's fab and we always seem to have a use for it.

      WHAT IS IT?
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      Sudocrem is a thick white cream which is applied to the skin to treat minor skin injuries. It is commonly used for nappy rash, that's what my Mum first used it for anyway and now me too on my children.

      Unlike most creams it is extremely thick and needs to be scooped out of the pot. It is very heavy and not at all runny.

      The cream also has an antiseptic action that helps prevent infection.

      It does have a faint distinctive smell, I'm not really sure what of but I quite like it!

      USES
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      Sudocrem is amazing stuff! It has so many uses. As I said before it is most commonly used on babies bums for nappy rash.
      It is also used for:
      *intect bites

      *cuts and small wounds

      *Spots and acne - dab some on before you go to bed. Can be a bit of a pain to get off in the morning so give a good scrub. You notice a difference after the first time.

      *Sunburn

      *Minor burns

      *Chilblains

      *On tattoos - on newly done tattoos it soothes and heals them quicker

      *On animal wounds - I worked in a vets as a work placement kind of thing, and they used Sudocrem on lots of different animals as it helps to heal so well. Whilst I was there they used it on a poor cat who had been hit by a car and had open wounds all over her legs. They generously put it all over her sore parts. They also used it on dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs whilst I was there.

      *Chapped or dry skin

      *Bed sores

      *Chicken pox - can help to relieve the itching and helps broken skin and spots to heal quicker

      *Bruises - it helps the bruise to reduce and fade quicker

      *Eczema

      I'm sure there are probably still more uses as I'm always hearing of new uses for it that I haven't heard of (mostly from mum's!). It really is amazing stuff that can be used for almost any skin condition!

      NEGATIVES
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      As great as it is, there is one big negative to Sudocrem. For some reason, unbeknown to me, children seem to love playing with it. If I accidently leave it out and it catches my son's eye, he waits till I go out of the room and tries to spread it everywhere! Quite often my poor dog who is black ends up mostly white and my son covered in the stuff!

      It is an absolute nightmare to get out! It seems to spread when you try to clean it instead of coming off it just gets worse. Take it from me it takes some scrubbing to get it out again!

      PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
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      Sudocrem is widely available from supermarkets, pharmacies, baby shops like Mothercare , drug stores likes Boots and Superdrug, and most shops really. It is pretty easy to come across.

      It comes in a wide variety of sizes. You can get teeny tiny sample pots, 60g (£2.59), 175g (£3.99), and 400g (£5.24) pots. The largest works out at the best value for money.

      Sudocrem is now also available in a squeezey tube, but this is £5.45 for a 40g tube so way more expensive. They have also Sudocrem mousse, but again this is far more expensive at £9.85 for a 180ml bottle. So I would definitely say stick to the pots.

      Although I would say even the pots are quite pricey really, I think it is still good value for money as it seems to last for ages and it's such good stuff!

      CONCLUSION
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      So, would I recommend? Absolutely!
      As you can tell from my review I love this stuff! It is an amazingly good all round cream that every household (especially with little ones) should have in!

      Oh just keep it out of little hands reach unless you want it pasted everywhere!

      I have to give it 5 / 5 stars!

      Thank you for reading my review, I hope it was useful.

      xx Mrs K xx

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        27.11.2013 11:19
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        Must have! Thanks for reading!

        Sudocrem is an antiseptic healing cream that was made to help nappy rash on babies. It works exceptionally well at doing this, reducing soreness to the delicate skin and therefore reducing discomfort. However it has become a multi use cream that can be used for babies, teenagers and adults. It uses a local anaesthetic to sooth and heal painful and irritating skin conditions such as acne, eczema, bed sores, sunburn and spots. It's also known to help inflammation and dry skin. Sudocrem is something that was always in our first aid box as a child and we got through many a tub.

        I also know a few people who use sudocrem as a face mask when they have a break out and they claim it works wonders- worth a try! If it does work then it's a great, inexpensive alternative face mask.

        Sudocrem is a thick white cream, packaged in a red and white tub & is widely available in supermarkets and chemists. I bought my 125g tub from boots for £2.55. It is also available in a 400g tub for £5.45 and a 30g tube for £1.99.

        I think this is a bargain multi use cream that really does work and is something everybody should have in their home! I would 100% recommend it to anyone.

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          02.10.2013 16:53

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          Effective for most injuries.

          When I was a child Sudocrem was a staple in our house - it became so ingrained into my first aid knowledge that I couldn't consider not having a pot stored in my own bathroom! It has so many uses, no matter what your age, gender, or problem:

          Babies - I believe that this is the reason that Sudocrem was actually invented... It is both a great preventative measure and treatment for nappy rash. I usually put a thin layer on any red area and within 24 hours it is gone.

          Children - Perfect for any cuts, scratches, and all manner if other injuries that occur. It dries them out and facilitates quick healing.

          Teenagers - Put on spots before bed and in the morning they are less red and noticeable (FYI, I did this before Cheryl Cole told everyone that she does it).

          Adults - Use for injuries and as a provider of 'magic cream' to your little ones!

          * Do not put on burns. *

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          17.09.2013 14:35
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          A fantastic antiseptic cream that can be used for all sorts of skin conditions.

          What is it?
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          Sudocrem is an antiseptic healing cream. It comes in a grey tub with a distinctive white and red label. The cream is recommended for various external skin conditions including nappy rash, eczema, sunburn and acne and surface wounds such as bed sores and cuts and grazes. It can be used for any condition which requires an antiseptic cream with additional healing, antibacterial and anti fungal properties. It is soothing and protective and is particularly good for conditions which can make use of its water-repellent base which forms a protective barrier preventing irritants such as urine and stools from contaminating rashes or wounds.

          Cost
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          I bought my 125g from from Boots for £2.55 on offer.

          Ingredients
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          Active Ingredients:

          % w/w
          Zinc oxide, EP 15.25
          Benzyl alcohol, BP 0.39
          Benzyl benzoate, BP 1.01
          Benzyl cinnamate 0.15
          Lanolin (hypoallergenic) 4.00

          All Other ingredients:

          Purified Water

          Sodium Benzoate
          Paraffin wax
          Microcrystalline wax
          Heavy Liquid Paraffin
          Synthetic Beeswax
          Sorbitan sesquioleate
          Propylene glycol
          Antracine 54
          Linalyl acetate
          Lavender

          How to use
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          Apply a thin layer to the affected are and cover if necessary with a plaster or dressing.

          Who is this product for?
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          This product is suitable for adults and children from birth. You need to be 16 years or over to buy this product.

          My opinion
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          I first came across this product when my children were babies. It is a very useful thing to have in the house as it has antiseptic properties and can be used to treat all sorts of things. Nappy rash? Smear it on and watch your baby smile! It is not only treating that horrible red sore skin but also creating a barrier so that nothing else can make the problem any worse. Sore cut or graze? A layer of Sudocrem will sort it out. Spot that you can't get rid of? Sudocrem will sort it out. Sunburn? Sudocrem will sooth that burn. This really is a wonder cream; I feel completely confident using it on my children and myself as it is so mild and really does the job.

          Website
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          http://www.sudocrem.co.uk/antiseptic-healing-cream/

          Star Rating
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          5 stars

          Would I recommend ?
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          Yes, most definitely.

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          16.09.2013 15:26
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          Great antiseptic cream that your medicine cupboard shouldn't be without.

          I first experienced this stuff when I was about fifteen (although I'm sure my mum probably used this or something similar when I was a baby, I had just never seen it until I was fifteen), I was staying with my older brother, his wife and my newly born nephew. I had walked past an iron and my arm accidentally brushed off the iron and left a stinging burn mark. Of course I cried like a baby, and my sister in-law went into her changing bag and pulled out this tub. When she dabbed it on my arm it felt so cold and within minutes I had forgotten all about the pain. Years later I had a child of my own (well I didn't have her, but you know what I mean), and I found myself using this on a regular basis when changing babies nappy. It has an amazingly long shelf life, the tub I have now was purchased in 2010 and it doesn't go out of date until 2016.

          == What is it? ==

          Sudocrem is an antiseptic healing cream, unlike most of these creams I see in the shops that claim to "heal", this is not what I would call a gypsy remedy, this stuff does actually work. The cream comes in a grey tub with white writing on a red background on the front. Every mother up and down the land is probably familiar with this tub, and I'm sure a lot of the dads are too. The cream is white in colour and feels slightly oily to touch, there is a strong hint of lavender amongst all the other ingredients I have trouble pronouncing. I would check to make sure that you aren't allergic to any of the ingredients before purchasing, there is a clear warning explaining not to use if you are, on the rear label of the tub.

          == Uses ==

          Sudocrem has many uses, the main one being to prevent and cure napkin rash. It is also good for burns, eczema, bed sores, sunburn, surface wounds, acne and chilblains, plus I'm sure many more things that I haven't covered. You usually only need to apply a thin dab of the stuff to the surface area, a little goes a long way.


          == Price ==

          Sudocrem comes in various sizes and you can normally purchase it from most chemists, although some chemists don't stock all the different sizes. The price can range from around £1.50 for a 30g tube, £2.50 for a 125g tube and £6.00 for a 400g tube. Dependent on how frequently you use it, it can last quite a long time if used sparingly.

          == Verdict ==

          Since Lily-May was born, I have always had a pot of Sudocrem on my medicine shelf in the bathroom, even though she is out of the nappy rash stage (she's four in December), I still like to keep a pot around, in case she burns herself on something, falls and hurts her knee, sometimes if she is a bit sore in her nether regions too. This stuff seems to be the helper of all ailments, I'm sure you can sure the common cold with it, well maybe that's stretching the imagination a little too far, but it is a good handy piece of kit to have around the house for "just in case" moments, and I will probably still be using it for many moons to come!

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          This works much better for me than E45 cream

          Since starting college I have found that my elbow crooks get inflamed and itchy. The doctor tells me that this is a mild form of eczema and suggested I try a barrier cream. I used the E45 cream for ages but it didn't do very much good until I started to use Sudocrem and now it's definitely not as bad as it was before. I use about two times a day but sometimes I forget though my skin will then remind me that it needs more.



          When you scratch the surface a lot in one area it becomes inflamed and red very quickly and this can lead to more inflammation and then a germ getting into the broken skin. The Sudocrem acts as a barrier to the germs and it helps the inflammation in the first place and it makes it less likely that I'll want to scratch the area and therefore make the situation worse than it was before.



          The ingredients are extensive and include the following:



          Zinc oxide, EP, Benzyl alcohol, BP, Benzyl benzoate, BP, Benzyl cinnamate, and Lanolin (hypoallergenic) Inactive ingredients in Sudocrem Purified Water, Sodium Benzoate, Paraffin wax, Microcrystalline wax, Heavy Liquid Paraffin, Synthetic Beeswax, Sorbitan sesquioleate, and Propylene glycol, Antioxidant (formulation consisting of butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), citric acid and propylene glycol), Linalyl acetate and Lavender. That's a lot!



          The cream is white and quite thick and it won't sink into the skin though it's not designed to do this anyway. The tub is 60g and costs me just less than £1.50. It says it's also good for baby's nappy rash etc though I can't say I have used it on anyone other than myself and it works well for me. It has a pleasant light smell and only slightly fragranced with a medicinal aroma, it's quite nice. It's slightly greasy when you first apply it to the skin and feels thick but you do get used to it and it's far better to have this on your skin than the constant itch scratch that goes on without it.



          I'd recommend it because it works and it's also kind to my skin and helps the inflammation and stops me from scratching. I am never without a tub of it in the bathroom.

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          An must for the first aid box

          Sudocrem. Now we all know it as 'bum cream' for babies but I think it's many other uses are often overlooked.
          Sudocrem comes in an antiseptic healing cream that promises to sooth and heal nappy rash. It also suggests that it can be used to treat eczema, bed sores, sunburn, minor burns, surface wounds, acne and chilblains. It is a thick white cream that comes in pots of varying sizes (and also a small tube for travel). It contains a mild local anaesthetic so it soothes pain and doesn't sting when you apply it.
          As a child, I always remember a cut or graze being given the Sudocrem treatment and it has always been a staple in the first aid kit.

          Nappy Rash - Although I don't have my own children, my best friends little girl is a regular visitor at my house. Back in the days where nappy rash was a problem, a couple of day's use of Sudocrem tended to clear it right up. The cream is quite thick but a little goes a long way so a pot of this stuff lasts forever
          Cuts and Grazes - As an adult I tend to acquire more injuries that I ever did as a child. I'm not really sure how or why but whenever I get a cut or graze I tend to whack a bit of Sudocrem on it (usually overnight so that I don't smudge it over my clothes etc.) and I feel that it does make a difference with helping it heal. In particular when I get an accidental scratch from the dog and there is the extra risk of infection I always us a bit of Sudocrem for the antiseptic properties.

          Sunburn and Burns - To be honest I don't usually burn but somehow at the beginning of the summer I came home from a day out with a bright red sunburn face that was so raw and so painful that aftersun just wasn't cutting it. I would apply aftersun and my skin was so sore and so dry that it would absorb it within seconds giving almost no relief. Lying in bed unable to sleep I decided to give some Sudocrem a go and it was instant relief. I gave my face a coating of it (this looked hilarious) and it instantly soothed the burning. I slept with it on my face and by morning my skin looked so much better. For the next two nights I applied Sudocrem again and the burns healed really quickly without any pealing. Obviously I appreciate that it is important to prevent getting burnt in the first place but in the worst case scenario, I would always trust Sudocrem again for the relief and healing needed. The same goes for burns. I've lost count of the number of times I have burnt my hand/arm on the oven/iron/hair straighteners and Sudocrem always helps.

          Spots - I am fortunate enough to have never had acne so can't comment on the claims that Sudocrem helps with it but I do get the occasional mega zit. Small spots I try to leave alone and let them do their thing naturally but working as a teacher means that when I have a beacon appear on my face I don't really want days of teenagers telling me that I have a spot (as if I don't know?!). As soon as one of these monstrosities appears I give it a dose of Sudocrem in the evening and another before bed/overnight and it makes it go down. In fact I read in a magazine once that there are celebrities that swear by Sudocrem as a way of getting rid of their spots quickly.

          Chafing - For those horrible times where something has rubbed your skin and made it sure, whether it's the seam of your new jeans, the straps on your dress, your new shoes or just that you've been cycling and the bike seat has cause some unwanted rubbing, you can always rely on Sudocrem to give a bit of instant soothing and to work its healing magic.
          Bites, stings and Allergies - I am allergic to most things so if a cat rubs against me, my skin goes mental and flares up. If I get bitten or stung I end up with anything from the size of a golf ball to a tennis ball appear at the site of the bite. My hay fever means that I can get random irritated patches of skin and I get the same from some food allergies. I use a variety of allergy medications, creams and treatments but on the occasions where these are not around I find that a bit of Sudocrem always helps the situation. I was bitten by a flying evil thing the other week and found myself at a friend's house without my usual bite cream and legs that I was about to scratch off due to the itching of the bites. I asked if she had any bite cream and she said no but that she had some Sudocrem if that would help (I am yet to meet someone that doesn't own Sudocrem). I applied some and it helped enough that I no longer wanted to amputate my own legs just to get rid of the itching. I'm sure the antiseptic healing properties won't do the bites any harm either. That said, I did then read the label and realise that her Sudocrem's expiry date was in 2008 so it was 5 years out of date! Looked, smelt and worked perfectly fine though!

          Overall I can't rate Sudocrem highly enough. I much prefer it to some of alternatives and I feel it is very good value for money as you can buy a 125g pot for around £2.50 or a large 400g pot for around £6 and as a little goes a very long way it will last you forever. There are sizes available including a small tube. I do wonder whether it would be more hygienic for the product to always come in a tube as with the pot you are dipping your finger in it each time. That said, anyone with a bit of common sense will make sure it is a clean finger they are dipping in as well as hopefully not eating it, rubbing it in their eyes and so on...
          For anyone that might be interested the active ingredients are: Zinc oxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl cinnamate and Lanolin.

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        • Product Details

          Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream is suitable for : / Nappy Rash / Eczema / Surface Wounds / Sunburn / Minor Burns / Acne / Bed Sores / Chilblains