Providing a soothing treatment to host of minor ailments, antiseptic cream should be a constant in first aid kits in the home. Whenever a mishap occurs, to kids or adults, it is a great to immediately help the natural healing process and ward of any possibility of infection.
Antiseptic cream can be used to successfully treat any minor problem, so is ideal for tending to kids that fall over. Many a child will graze their knee or cut their arms as they are out playing with friends, and other than the shock the sight of injury is never nice. After cleaning however, a quick application of the cream to the affected area, and they will back raising hell in double quick time.
For insect stings and bites they are excellent too. Naturally soothing, the creams are also cold which helps immediately calm down the sting, reduces swelling and works as a mild pain relief. Of course though, if the sting is particularly bad, or the person affected has an allergy, then medical advice should be sought at the earliest opportunity.
Because antiseptic cream is naturally soothing, they are also good for treating minor scalds and burns. As such, having a tube to hand in the kitchen is ideal for when the inevitable cup of coffee is split, or when somebody inadvertently brushes up against a hot iron.
Men in particular should always have a supply in standby, as it is a great way to treat those shaving nicks that will happen. In this regard, it is the ideal accompaniment to an adolescent's first razor; where there will no doubt be the odd bit of blood split.
Antiseptic cream is not only useful to have for first aid use however, for ongoing minor skin complaints it is useful. Again, teenagers will reap the benefits for treating the outbreak of acne. Though there are a thousand and one preparations on the market for alleviating spots and blackheads today, few are as truly effective as antiseptic cream.
For younger children too, those still in nappies, it is an ideal treatment to alleviate the pain of nappy rash. Likewise, for the treatment of blisters and sores in adults it is excellent. The soothing sensation will immediately help, whilst the protection against infection ensures the problem will not get worse.
Sunburn too can be treated effectively, though this obviously should be applied to the area very gently. Treatment as soon as the condition has been spotted is best, to again prevent any chance of the sores becoming infected. However, treating the condition over a period of days will also help heal the area a lot quicker than would otherwise be expected.
Because of its abilities to ward of infection, it is also great for killing harmful bacteria. As such, many hospitals are promoting its use in the fight against MRSA. But in daily use too, it is great to use as a hand cream, and give protection against any nasties that could be picked up in normal activities.