Handy first aid tips for you and your family

Accidents and mishaps are part of everyday life. Here are some handy basic tips on how to deal with those small first aid emergencies

First aid checklist

  • Alcohol-free cleansing wipes or sterile gauze for cleaning the wound

  • Savlon Antiseptic Cream to cleanse and treat the wound and help prevent infection

  • A selection of plasters and sterile gauze in a variety of different sizes and shapes

  • Scissors and sticky tape for applying dressings or bandages

  • Savlon Bites & Stings Pain Relief Gel to relieve the discomfort of insect bites or stings

First aid tips

  • Ensure all wounds are thoroughly cleaned and make sure any grit or dirt is removed

  • Use Savlon to help cleanse and treat the wound and help protect against infection

  • If required, apply a plaster or dressing to keep the wound clean and dry

  • Clean the wound, apply antiseptic cream and change dressings daily

  • For burns, cool the burn as quickly as possible with cool running water