Antiseptic cream can be one of the most beneficial items in your medicine cabinet and emergency aid kits. One of the best things about this type of first aid treatment is that it can actually help decrease the risk of infection. These creams inhibit growth of some bacteria and kill many of the surface bacteria that may be the source of infection. Many of the antiseptic products on the market also have the added benefit of relief of minor discomfort and irritation that often accompany injury. Some products may burn or cause physician discomfort, many creams of this variety do not. Antiseptic ointments are convenient. The tubes of cream are often small and can conveniently fit in a to-go bag, backpack or purse. Whether it is skin irritation, a minor cut or burn or that does not require medical attention, antiseptics can serve as a powerful first line of defense.
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