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Germolene Wound Care Cream

Germolene Wound Care Cream

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Germolene Wound Care Cream is a gentle yet effective skin treatment that serves to prevent infection, reduce swelling, and help minor skin injuries heal. The formula contains a soothing local anaesthetic that targets pain and possible infection caused by minor burns, insect bites, small minor cuts and more.

Germolene Wound Care Cream information

  • How does Germolene Wound Care Cream work?

    Germolene Wound Care Cream is a gentle but effective treatment for minor abrasions, wounds, scrapes, burns, bites, and stings. The cream contains chlorhexidine dihydrochloride, a mild antiseptic that aids in infection prevention. The cream base softens the skin while also soothing inflammation.

    What kind of skin problems can Germolene help with?

    This non greasy cream is designed for minor burns and other minor skin injuries in adults and children. Germolene can be used to prevent infection and aid repair of the following skin symptoms:

    • Abrasions & scratches
    • Minor cuts
    • Minor burns
    • Small bites and stings

    Germolene is an effective treatment in the initial stages of skin recovery. Leaving a wound untreated can lead to irritation or the onset of an infection in the affected area of skin.

    How quickly will Germolene Wound Care Cream relieve symptoms?

    This dual-action antiseptic cream gets to work quickly. You should notice an improvement in your condition shortly after the first few applications, and after a few days the wound should begin to heal. If symptoms persist, consult a medical professional who can treat the affected area.

    Alternatives to Germolene

    If you’re looking for an alternative treatment for cuts, abrasions or small bites then the simplest step to take is cleaning the area. Any type of open wound or damaged skin needs to be kept clean from dirt to prevent infection and further complications — you can do this by using cool water and mild soap or soaking a gauze pad in saline solution and then gently dabbing the skin.

    Paracetamol or ibuprofen are two simple but powerful pain relievers. They'll ease mild to moderate pain, reduce inflammation and swelling, and bring down high temperatures swiftly. Finally, an antihistamine can help with insect bites and stings by reducing swelling and skin irritation.


  • How do I apply Germolene Wound Care Cream?

    Germolene should only be applied on skin with minor skin damage. If you have open wounds, severe burns or signs of skin infection, do not use this product.

    This cream is designed for external use only. Following the below steps for safe application:

    1. Before using the product for the first time, check that the tube seal is not broken.
    2. Pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the end of the tube and pressing.
    3. Thoroughly clean the affected area of skin with warm water (do not use soap).
    4. Apply the Wound Care Cream once or several times daily as required. Wounds may be covered with a dressing after treatment if desired.
    5. Replace the cap firmly after use. If your skin doesn’t improve, tell your doctor.

    Germolene features a gentle antiseptic formula to help prevent infection, making it gentle enough for use on small abrasions, cuts, scratches, burns, bites, and stings.

  • What are the possible side effects?

    Although side effects are rare, everyone reacts differently to medication and it’s possible to experience the following symptoms:

    • Breathing difficulties and dizziness caused by a serious allergic reaction.
    • Skin reactions include burning, new rashes, itching and irritation.

    If you experience difficulty breathing, you must seek emergency medical attention as soon as possible. If you have any other concerns surrounding skin irritation or symptoms not listed above, stop using the cream and consult a GP, pharmacist or medical expert.

  • Ingredients

    The active substance is this wound cream is chlorhexidine dihydrochloride 0.5% w/w. Other ingredients include dexpanthenol, DL-lactone, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, wool fat (lanolin), macrogol stearate and purified water.

  • Can children use Germolene Wound Care Cream?

    Yes, this antiseptic wound care cream is suitable for both adults and children. It provides effective pain relief and infection prevention for a range of skin complaints and small injuries. Safe use of this cream requires adult guidance, though, so be sure to keep the product in a safe place and out of reach of children.

    Can the cream be used on large wounds?

    Germolene provides a gentle antiseptic action that helps prevent infection. However, the product is only suitable for minor cuts and should not be used on large open wounds.

    Is the cream appropriate for people who have skin conditions?

    Cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, and wool fat (lanolin) are all ingredients within this product that might induce local skin responses (e.g. contact dermatitis). It’s best to check with your GP or pharmacist before using the product as it may lead to irritation for those with eczema, dermatitis or other common skin conditions.

    What should you do if you have major skin damage?

    If you’re suffering from a large wound or have other types of skin damage that are showing signs of infection, seeking medical assistance is the best course of action. You may require further medical assistance if the following applies:

    • You have a deep cut that requires urgent care.
    • You cannot stop the wound from bleeding.
    • The wound is causing other symptoms such as breathing difficulties or severe swelling.
    • Your cut, graze or blister is showing signs of infection.

    If any of the above situations apply to you, get to your nearest (A&E) department as soon as possible. A medical professional will examine your situation and provide the appropriate treatment to prevent the problem from worsening.

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