SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
If you’ve got kids, you know how important it is to build a reliable, effective and versatile first aid kit. And this is because children are prone to getting cuts, burns and all sorts of skin injuries. Although these may be considered minor, we cannot ignore the risk that our kids can develop more serious skin infections. Therefore, it pays to keep the most basic antiseptic product you can find — Betadine.
So, what do you include in your basic first aid kit?
It is fairly simple to build the basic yet reliable first aid kit. Just make sure that you will include items that will help you save your kids from getting more infections. Hence, all you will need are the following.
- First of all, bandages of different sizes.
- Also gauze, which is also best to keep a small and a big one.
- In addition, don’t forget your plaster tape to keep those gauze in place.
- Then, an antiseptic cleaner.
- Another very important item is an antibacterial ointment or cream.
- Finally, paracetamol or any analgesic to soothe the pain.
Next, how do you choose the right antiseptic for your first aid kit?
There are fairly simple guidelines to keep in mind. First, it needs to be an effective yet easy to apply first aid cream. And it should work for most types of minor skin conditions. In addition, easy to use and acceptable to your children’s liking. Therefore, antiseptics that cause sting are definitely out of the question. Moreover, you should be able to use the same antiseptic for a range of ailments. Hence, broad spectrum. FInally, you want an antiseptic that is suitable for all members of your family, no matter what age.
But what about the risks of simply washing the wound with soap and water?
There is always the risk of developing a bacterial infection once there is an open wound. And the most common skin infections are:
- Folliculitis – infected hair follicles
- Boils are painful, inflamed area of the skin. And usually, this comes with accumulated pus plus a hard central core
- Impetigo – shallow, fluid-filled blisters surrounded by yellow crusts.
Most importantly, it is advisable to immediately clean your wounds with antiseptic like Betadine. This will help prevent developing any of the above infections.
Betadine has a range of antiseptic products that fill all of the above criteria. What makes this range really special is the active ingredient Povidone-Iodine. It is equally as powerful as traditional iodine but does not cause the same stinging or irritation.
In conclusion, Betadine uses the powerful action of iodine to combat bacteria without the sting.
Check out the following types of Betadine and its specific uses:
For minor cuts, bruises and abrasions.
Betadine Antiseptic Liquid Spray 75ml
Betadine Antiseptic Liquid Spray is recommended for the treatment of minor cuts and abrasions. And it is a widely used antiseptic in hospitals and household. Also, it is effective against school sores, tinea and ringworm. Plus this liquid spray form is so simple to use. And allows for more hygienic application, as you don’t need to touch the wound.
For cold sores
Betadine Cold Sore Ointment 7.5g
Apply this antiseptic at the first signs of tingling to help check the infection and provide temporary pain relief. In addition, it works by inactivating the virus, thus reducing the risk of spreading the infection.
For Sore Throat
Betadine Ready to use Sore Throat Gargle 120ml
This Betadine is ready to use. And it is a no fuss, antiviral and anti-bacterial formula that helps kill most bacteria and viruses. Plus, it works in sore throats within 30 seconds and it includes a convenient measuring cup in the pack. Simply measure out 15ml and gargle.
It also comes in concentrated form, which you need to dilute before using. Again, there is a provided convenient measuring cup.
Betadine Concentrated Sore Throat Gargle 15ml
You don’t need to wait for someone in your household to get an injury. Build up your reliable and effective first aid kit and make sure to include these Betadine products.