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Savlon Dry Antiseptic Spray is the perfect way to prevent infection after minor cuts, grazes and burns.
It comes in a small 50ml spray can, about 5 inches tall and cost me about £3 from co-op pharmacy. The spray itself is a fine antiseptic powder. It's ideal as a 'no-touch' first aid treatment. Very good for children, as they offten refuse to allow you to touch their wounds, so a spray is very convienient.
What does the spray do? ********************
The spray forms a protective layer that helps to prevent any infection and apparently aids natural healing. I like the idea of using a spray, it makes it very easy to apply, as do sun protection sprays.
What can the spray be used on? ***************************
* Minor cuts, grazes and burns.
Friction burns from synthetic surfaces, concreate, or grass.
Abrasions caused through gardening or DIY.
When should it NOT be used? *************************
The spray is not for use near the eyes or nose, on deep wounds or on babies under 1 month of age. Nor is it applicable to use if you are sensitive to iodine or suffering from thyroid disease.
How effective is it? ******************
I used this when I went down a 'death slide' at a theme park and got a friction burn. It stung a little initially, but seemed to help it heel quickly soon after. I also used it on my nephew, when he fell over running on the grass. He squealed at first, but seemed to forget about the burn soon after too.
I think it most definetly helped and is worth carrying around as part of a first aid kit. As I've already said, spray's are much more effective than creams. They're easier to apply and more efficient.
Powder Spray. No-touch First Aid. Helps prevent infection. Aids natural healing. For minor ... more
cuts, grazes & burns. Savlon Dry Antiseptic is a fine antiseptic powder spray for no-touch first aid treatment. It forms a protective antiseptic layer that helps to prevent infection and aids natural healing in: First aid - minor cuts, grazes and burns. Sports - friction burns, blistered hands and feet. Home - gardening and DIY abrasions. Savlon is a registered Trade Mark of Novartis Consumer Health.
Savlon dry antiseptic is a fine antiseptic powder spray for no touch first aid treatment. ... more
It forms a protective layer that helps to prevent infection and aids natural healing in First Aid Minor cuts, grazes and burns. Sport Friction burns from synthetic surfaces and moving falls, blistered feet and hands. Home Gardening and DIY abrasions. Side Effects May cause skin irritation. If you experience this or other side effects, stop using and seek medical advice. Prolonged use in patients with large wounds or severe / extensive burns may cause changes in blood electrolytes (which would be found during blood tests) or reduce kidney function. Can interfere with thyroid or urine tests. Caution Do not use near eyes and nose, if sensitive to iodine or if suffering from thyroid disease. Do not use on babies under 1 month of age. Do not use in deep wounds or clean surgical wounds. Consult your doctor before use iIf suffering from kidney disease, or if pregnant or breast feeding. Do not use on large wounds or severe burns without a doctor's advice. If symptoms persist consult your doctor. Keep out of the reach of children. For external use only. Warning Pressurised container. Protect from sunlight. Do not expose to temperatures exceeding 50c. Pierce or burn even after use. Do not spray on naked flame or any incandescent material. Do not apply while you are smoking. Keep away from sources of ignition. Store below 25c. Do not use after the expiry date given on the base of the can.