Antiseptics & Creams

Antiseptics and creams are used to clean, soothe and promote healing in wounds. Using these products also protects wounds against infection while healing. Antiseptics and creams have many uses including treating cuts, grazes, burns, scalding, sunburn, dry skin, insect bites, skin infections and more. These products are essentials in any first aid kit in the workplace or at home.

How to use antiseptics and creams

  • Always read and follow the instructions on the product packaging. If in any doubt, seek advice from a medical professional.
  • For wounds: clean and dry the affected area. Using sterile gauze pads, use antiseptic to clean the wound and fight infection, then apply an appropriate dressing.
  • For skin problems: clean and dry the affected area. Wash your hands thoroughly, then apply the cream to the skin problem or irritation.
  • Apply a dressing if required.
  • If any wound doesn’t heal as expected, becomes infected or continues to cause discomfort or pain, seek help from a medical professional.