Learn about minor wounds
Different Types of Wounds
How to treat a wound depends on the type of wound. Thorough cleaning of the wound and the area surrounding the wound is essential in order to reduce the risk of infection.
- Grazes: common in children, they can be painful but usually leave no scar. Grazes are often dirty, so there is a higher risk of infection. Minor grazes can usually be treated at home.
- Cuts: tend to bleed a lot because of damage to blood vessels. Minor cuts can usually be treated at home.
- Bites: animal bites should always be medically examined due to the high risk of infection.
- Blisters: caused by excessive friction on the skin. Most blisters are filled with a clear fluid (serum), but may be filled with blood (blood blisters) or pus if they become inflamed or infected. Minor blisters can usually be treated at home.
- Pressure ulcers: also known as pressure sores or bedsores are caused by an area of skin placed under pressure therefore disrupting the flow of blood through the skin.
Bepanthen® Plus Wound Healing Cream to help treat and heal minor wounds
Bepanthen has developed a product that will help you to treat and to promote healing of minor wounds. When you first obtain a minor wound, using a disinfectant can help clean the wound and prevent infection, as well as starting to promote healing. Bepanthen® Plus Wound Healing Cream contains both disinfectant and a healing ingredient. Chlorhexidine fights germs including bacteria and fungi, and pro-vitamin B5 supports the structure and regeneration of the skin.
Bepanthen® Plus Wound Healing Cream can be applied to broken skin. Once skin has started to heal, using Bepanthen® Plus Wound Healing Cream can support the natural healing process of the skin. It contains no color, fragrance or preservatives and is suitable for sensitive skin.