Parent applying plaster to child's foot

Learn about minor wounds

We understand that our skin is incredibly special. It forms a protective barrier against harm and has a remarkable ability to heal itself.28 But when the skin is broken, it can be vulnerable to infection, and may need a helping hand from antiseptic products like Bepanthen Plus Wound Healing Cream25.

Different Types of Wounds

Man with cut and graze from cycling

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.4

  • 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.4
  • Cuts: tend to bleed a lot because of damage to blood vessels. Minor cuts can usually be treated at home.4
  • Bites: animal bites should always be medically examined due to the high risk of infection.4
  • 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.29
  • 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.30

Bepanthen Plus 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.2 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 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 Antiseptic Wound Cream can be applied to broken skin.25

Once skin has started to heal, using Bepanthen plus Cream can support the natural healing process of the skin. It contains no color, fragrance or preservatives and is suitable for sensitive skin.25