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Is Savlon suitable for use on children?
Savlon Antiseptic Cream and Savlon Advanced Healing Cream are suitable for use on children. Savlon Dual Action Gel and Savlon Bites & Stings Pain Relief Gel are suitable for children aged 12+.
Can Savlon be used internally?
No, all Savlon products are strictly for external use only and should not be used internally. Avoid contact with the eyes, middle ear, meninges and other nervous tissue.
What are the main uses of Savlon?
Savlon is a first aid treatment for minor wounds, burns and skin reactions. Our range of products can be used to help prevent infection in cuts, grazes, burns, scalds, shaving cuts, blisters, sores, insect bites and stings, chapped skin and spots.
Can Savlon Bites & Stings Pain Relief Gel be used on animal bites?
Savlon Bites & Stings Gel is not suitable for use on animal bites such as dog or cat bites but is an effective treatment for insect bites and stings, such as gnat bites or bee stings. If you have been bitten by an animal, please seek medical advice from your GP or local emergency department.
Will Savlon treat pain?
Savlon Bites & Stings Pain Relief Gel and Savlon Dual Action Gel can be effective in the treatment of pain as they contain anaesthetic to help relieve pain from minor wounds, burns and insect bites and stings.
Can Savlon prevent wounds or burns from leaving a scar?
Savlon Advanced Healing Gel contains hydro-active colloid gel to create optimal healing conditions to support the skins healing process and helps to reduce the likelihood of scarring.
Available in 15g, 30g, 60g and 100g tubes
Apply a small amount to the affected area and repeat the application as required. For external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, middle ear, meninges and other nervous tissues. If you experience any side effects or allergic reactions stop using immediately and seek medical advice.
Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, especially Chlorhexidine as it may cause allergic reactions. Cetostearyl alcohol may cause local skin reactions. Parahydroxybenzoates may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed). While allergic reactions are rare stop using and seek medical help if you experience: difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, dizziness, skin irritation or rash.
Clean and dry the affected area thoroughly, gently apply the antiseptic cream using clean hands. Suitable for all members of your family. Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children and pets. Do not store above 25°C. Do not use after the expiry date shown on the end of the tube. Use within 12 months of opening. If symptoms persist, please consult your GP.
Average rating 4.9 from 187 reviews
A staple in my first aid box and first port of call when any of us have a little scrape as it sooths the sting pretty much straight away !
Always have a tube.
I have used Savalon for many many years, from a young girl, to single woman, married lady & now a great grandmother, great grandmother, a sister x 2. It’s the first thing I say when myself or any member of our family hurt themselves or break their skin in say a cut or graze use the Savalon. We have one tube down stairs in our cupboard with plasters etc, & one tube upstairs in our bedroom. Mainly as I’m disabled & find the stairs painful & a hindrance. Savalon is very soothing, it cools the skin when the injury causes it to be warm or hot as in infection. Even cold sores. Any little cuts on your fingers because you use your fingers all the time Savalon is a must!
I have always used Savlon was also used by my mother many many years ago. It's a great product
Excellent product always got some in our medicine cabinet
Great product when ever got a saw put a little on soon takes away any pain and helps it heel
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