Cuts & Minor Wounds

Types of wounds

Different types of wounds require different treatment, so whether you are treating yourself or a child, it's good to know the different types. With all wounds, the quicker you treat them the lower the risk of infection.

Here are some specific types of wound:

  • Grazes: A common wound for children, grazes can hurt but won't usually leave a scar.
  • Cuts: Cuts bleed more than grazes because the blood vessels have been damaged.
  • Puncture wounds: They look small on the surface, but can be deeper than they appear and may require specialist medical attention.
  • Bite wounds: Due to the risk of infection, you should ask a doctor to examine bite wounds.

Acting quickly

A wound is most sensitive to infection in the early stages. You should quickly try to minimise the risk of germs entering the wound. Try to use an antiseptic cream as soon as possible after the injury has occurred to avoid infection. As the wound continues to heal, continue to use an antiseptic cream as an aid to the healing process such as Bepanthen® First Aid cream.

Bepanthen® First Aid works in a combination of 2 ways to counter the effects of minor wounds i.e:
Disinfection – When applied on minor wounds, chlorhexidine in Bepanthen® First Aid helps to disinfect the wound by destroying the bacteria membrane, hence killing the bacteria
Gentle healing – Contains Dexpanthenol (pro- vitamin B5) penetrates deeply into the skin, accelerates the natural healing process from within.

Bepanthen® First Aid also helps to soothes the pain thanks its cooling effect.It also can be  used  for later stages during the healing process to avoid further infections.

First Aid for Cuts

If you or your child are injured, the best way to aid healing is to immediately prevent germs from entering it. Healing is more difficult if a wound becomes infected. Treat the cut or graze as early as possible to avoid infection.
Here are some ways to help the healing process:

  • Let the wound bleed for a short time to wash out germs and bacteria.
  • Wash the affected area with clean, lukewarm or cold water.
  • Disinfect the wound with Bepanthen® First Aid cream.
  • For protection from germs, use plasters or dressings that don’t stick to the wound. And change them regularly.
  • For wounds with gaping edges, deep wounds or those on sensitive areas you should always consult your doctor or a medical professional.

Healing wounds with Bepanthen® First Aid

Bepanthen® First Aid is good for the treatment and prevention of infection in minor cuts and wounds e.g increased redness from nappy rash, abrasions, small cuts, scratches, fissures, rhagades, mild burns, sores and ulcer. With its smooth consistency, you can apply it gently to damaged skin to help soothe and heal the skin.

Bepanthen® First Aid is free from all colours and fragrances.

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Bepanthen® First Aid

Disinfects without stinging and gently supports wound healing.