Your skin is amazing and usually forms an effective barrier against germs, but you can become vulnerable to infection if the skin is broken. This could be the result of a cut, graze, blister or burn, or might be the result of cracked skin due to dryness. If possible you should always disinfect wounds, even minor ones.
If you or your child are wounded, no matter how minor it is, you should know how to spot the symptoms of infection.
Symptoms of infection can include:
In some cases infection can lead to fever or swollen glands. If you notice these signs you should consult a medical professional.
If you or your child are injured, the best way to avoid infection is to immediately prevent germs from entering it. Here are some ways to keep a wound free from infection:
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.