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First-Aid Products Treat the Cuts and Scrapes of Summer

Magazine article Drug Topics

First-Aid Products Treat the Cuts and Scrapes of Summer

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Bumps, bruises, and scrapes happen - especially during the summer months when knees and elbows are bare and so much time is spent outdoors. Many first-aid products can help.

Two pain -relieving sprays from Prestige Brands have been given a new look - Dermoplast Pain Relieving Antibacterial Spray (red can for first-aid uses when infection is a concern, such as with cuts and scrapes) and Dermoplast Pain Relieving Spray for Burn and Itch (blue can). The blue can is great for sunburn, too. Both products provide fast relief of pain and itch.

Prestige's Little Remedies line has introduced Little Ouchies, a medicated spray for kids 2 years old and up. Little Ouchies provides temporary relief of pain and itching associated with sunburn, insect bites, minor cuts, scrapes, minor bums, and minor skin irritations. The active ingrethent is benzocaine.

New from Health Enterprises is the Instant & Reusable Cold Pack. Unlike the typical instant cold pack, which spends a lifetime in the landfill after 20 minutes of use, this patented formulation transforms into a gel state to function as a reusable, flexible cold pack after the initial use. No refrigeration is needed.

Calendula officinalis is also known as the garden marigold. With bactericidal and antiseptic properties, its flowers have been used topically for generations to speed the healing of small wounds, cuts, sunburns, chafing, rashes, or irritations. Boiron offers homeopathic healing and moisturizing agents in several formulations: Calendula Ointment for wound protection, nongreasy Calendula Gel for quicker absorption, Calendula Cream for sensitive skin, and water-based Calendula Lotion, which covers large surfaces easily. …

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