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Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream
Member Name: kiss_me_now9
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream
Advantages: Great for all ages and a variety of different ailments
Disadvantages: Can be very messy
Personally, I had never heard of Sudocrem before I met my other half. A few weeks into our relationship, I got a cut on my hand right in between my knuckles and couldn't keep a plaster on it. He recommended Sudocrem and so I went out and bought a tub as soon as possible. As a cheerleader I often get grazes and cuts on my hands and need them to heal fast, so I use Sudocrem on them. Whilst the packaging isn't much to look at, the product inside is truly wonderous!
Sudocrem is a protective layer that helps to heal your skin after (minor) burns, cuts, grazes, rashes, sores, anything where the skin has broken really. On their website, Sudocrem also advocate it for old age related skin complaints and sunburn. You don't need a lot when you put it on, I just dab my finger into the pot lightly which covers about a 50p sized area on my skin. It's a thick white cream that you need to rub in or it'll just rub off as soon as you brush against anything. Always put it on after you've got dressed! I've also used it on cuts before, clean the cut and then rub some Sudocrem into it before putting a bandage on. It helps it to heal and reduces scarring in my experience. It's more commonly used for nappy rash in children, as it's water resistant but allows the skin to breath and if used sparingly doesn't affect the nappies ability to do it's job. To apply it, you need to make sure you rub it in as otherwise it'll just sit on top of the skin and do nothing. If it remains white on your skin, take a little bit off and rub it in a little bit more. It should end up translucent. It's not at all painful to put on and doesn't sting, even on open cuts. That's possibly something to do with the mild anaesthetic that it contains!
The only complaint I have with Sudocrem is that it gets very messy if you don't rub it in right or put too much on. Whilst it is meant to be rubbed in, I often forget and find white marks all over my jumpers or gloves. It comes out easily enough in the wash though. Scent wise it's nothing to write home about but it does have a definite smell to it.
You can buy this in various different sized pots, ranging from 60g tubs all the way up to 400g tubs, with 125g and 200g in between. My other halfs mother works as a childminder and so going into his house is a game of spot the tub of Sudocrem! I swear she has about four of every size pot. I personally bought a 60g tub as it was all I could afford at the time and I've barely broken the 3/4 line, despite using it up to twice a week for nearly a year now. In terms of price, as I said it can seem expensive to begin with but it is really good value for money. Currently Tesco are selling a 400g pot for £5.24 - I would imagine this could last me about ten years! Smaller pots are priced at around £2.20 for a 150g tub. Unfortunately I can't remember how much my 60g tub cost me, but I imagine it was under £1.75.
For those interested, Sudocrem is manufactured by Forest Tosara Ltd, an Irish company. It is available in pharmacies, supermarkets, department stores and drug stores. In my opinion, it is the item that you need to have in your first aid cupboard, whether you're a parent or not.
Summary: A tub that you must have in your house, it's worth the little bit of cash to have fast healing cuts!