Why You Should Add Antiseptic Healing Cream
To Your Prepper First Aid Supplies?
If you don’t already have an antiseptic healing cream in your prepper kit its well worth adding it to your prepper first aid supplies. Antiseptic healing cream can be purchased in a number of sizes making it practical for your bug out bag, shelter in place supplies and even your EDC, if you get hold of a pocket, sized pot or tube.
Antiseptic healing cream has many uses and the brand that I have stocked up on and used for many years is called Sudocrem. We started using it as a family when our children were first born because Sudocrem is primarily marketed for the treatment of nappy/diaper rash.
However, it has many other uses such as treating cuts. grazes, minor burns, chilblains, acne, eczema, and sunburn.
The great thing about antiseptic healing cream is that it has a local anesthetic and antiseptic properties as well. On top of this, it’s not very expensive and a little goes a very long way.
Recently I’ve read forum posts stating that Sudocrem is now difficult to get hold of in the US and that some have still been able to buy it from Amazon.com or from Canada. If you can’t find it and want to search for a similar product that is available have a look at the key ingredients of Sudocrem below which should help you to find a match.
Zinc Oxide Ph. Eur., Benzyl Alcohol B.P., Benzyl Benzoate B.P., Benzyl Cinnamate, Lanolin, Purified Water, Liquid Paraffin, Paraffin wax, Beeswax, Microcrystalline wax, Sodium Benzoate, Linayl Acetate, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Butylated Hydroxyanisole, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Lavender fragrance.
The Zinc oxide ingredient contained within antiseptic healing cream helps to reduce the loss of tissue fluid, lanolin is an emollient which soothes and softens skin and the Benzyl alcohol has local anesthetic and antiseptic properties that help to reduce discomfort.
When to use Antiseptic Healing Cream?
Nappy / Diaper Rash
Starting off with what this product was originally designed for antiseptic healing cream can be used to treat nappy/ diaper rash. Applying antiseptic healing cream to the affected area at every nappy/diaper change will help soothe and heal your baby’s skin.
Other Uses For Antiseptic Healing Cream
Antiseptic Healing Cream has a number of other uses and it can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions these include:
Insect Bites & Stings
Antiseptic Healing Cream is gentle, so it won’t sting or hurt when applying it to the skin. It can reduce the risk of infection and has a mild local anesthetic to soothe the pain. It can also help wounds to heal and forms a protective barrier over the vulnerable area.
A little goes a very long way, in fact, there’s a bit of a learning curve with regards to not putting too much on the affected area. It’s an inexpensive item that you can buy in a number of different sizes making it a practical first aid item for your bug out bag, shelter in place supplies and even your EDC if you get hold of a pocket, sized pot or tube.
Cuts, Grazes, and Minor Burns
Antiseptic Healing Cream can provide effective relief from cuts, grazes and minor burns. It also helps to heal wounds because it forms a protective layer over the affected area. It also contains a mild local anesthetic to provide soothing relief from discomfort.
Bed Sores/Pressure Sores
Pressure sores, also known as bedsores or pressure ulcers, are caused when skin is placed under pressure for long periods of time. This pressure disrupts blood flow causing the skin to become starved of oxygen which causes it break down. Antiseptic Healing Cream can help to treat this condition by relieving the pain and creating a protective barrier to help protect the skin from infection.
Chilblains are small swellings on the skin usually caused by cold temperatures. They often affect fingers, toes, heels, ears, and noses. The best way to prevent chilblains is to limit your exposure to the cold, but this is of course not always possible. Antiseptic Healing Cream can be used to help soothe and relieve discomfort and promote skin healing.
Antiseptic Healing Cream can also be used for the treatment of skin conditions such as acne. By helping to soothe and heal while at the same time providing protection for the affected area from further infection.
Eczema is a dry skin condition that affects both children and adults worldwide. It can cause cracked and sore skin that can be painful and difficult to keep hydrated. Antiseptic Healing Cream can be used to calm, soothe and heal eczema and other skin conditions.
Insect Bites & Stings
An antiseptic healing cream that contains a mild local anesthetic will help to ease the discomfort caused by insect bites and stings. The cream also provides a protective barrier to prevent infection at the bite or sting entry point.
The zinc and mild anesthetic contained in antiseptic healing cream helps to make sunburn less sore and can also help to speed up the skin’s recovery.
How To Apply Antiseptic Healing Cream?
Ensuring you wash your hands leaving them clean and dry. Place a small amount of Antiseptic Healing Cream on the tip of your finger.
Next gently massage the Antiseptic Healing Cream into the affected area using light, circular movements.
Remember a little goes a long way so aim to create a thin, translucent film on the skin. If the white cream is still visible then you may have used too much. Don’t worry if you do just use less next time until you get it right.
Antiseptic healing cream is a great addition to your prepper first aid supplies. It’s inexpensive and has multiple uses. Always check that you or are not allergic to any of the ingredients before applying. If you are unsure, test on a small area of skin first.
Is Sudocrem your go-to antiseptic healing cream? or do you have an alternative product you prefer?
Maybe you make your own antiseptic healing cream, either way why no share your experiences in the comments section below.