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. But when the skin is broken, it can be vulnerable to infection, and may need a helping hand from antiseptic products like Bepanthen Antiseptic Wound Cream.

Different types of wounds

Man with cut and graze from cycling

How to treat a wound depends on the type of wound. With all types, the faster they’re treated, the lower the risk of infection. [O]

  • 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. Fluid collects and leaks from the injured tissue. 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

Chlohexidine and pro-vitamin B5 to help treat and heal minor wounds

Bepanthen has developed a range of products to help you to treat and to promote healing of minor wounds. When you first obtain a minor wound, using a disinfectant cream that contains healing ingredientcan help clean the wound and prevent infection, as well as starting to promote healing. [O1] Disinfectants e,g, Chlorhexidine fight germs including bacteria and fungi. Healing ingredients e.g. pro-vitamin B5 support the structure and regeneration of the skin. [O2] The disinfectant cream plus healing ingredient can be applied to broken skin.

Once skin has started to heal, using the disinfectant cream plus healing ingredient can support the natural healing process of the skin. If possible, choose the product contains no colour, fragrance or preservatives and is suitable for sensitive skin.