The holiday season is upon us and our little ones and some not so little ones will have vacation days to play outside and be more active. Minor cuts, burns and abrasions can be quite painful because of the sensory nerves that lie near the surface of our skin. Skin is the largest organ of the human body and spread out would cover over 22 square feet. Our skin is covered with a variety of both harmful and useful germs that are always present and ready to contaminate and infect any break or scrape in its protective barrier. The deeper the scrape or cut, the higher the likelihood that the infection will spread beyond the skin into muscle or even our bloodstream.
The sooner a minor wound is cleaned and germ numbers of the wound decreased, the less likely it is to advance to a more serious infection. Warm water and mild soap like my-shield Sanitizing Soap is usually enough to remove dirt and debris, but sometimes hydrogen peroxide diluted with an equal amount of warm water is needed to remove all contamination. Never use hydrogen peroxide more than once per wound as it will damage healing cells and set back progress.
We have a water based gel Topical Antiseptic available that is ideal for moisturizing a fresh wound, protecting those exposed nerve endings which kills 99.999% of the harmful germs, viruses and spores. If you don’t have the means to clean it out immediately (like if you were on a playground), the gel will protect the wound from germs for up to 4 hours or until you can clean, apply more gel and cover it with a sterile bandage. The fiery red border that frequently surrounds these wounds is usually richly contaminated with germs that slow healing and increase wound sensitivity. With my-shield Topical Antiseptic, the wound bed will be cleaner and often heal faster with more comfort.
Wounds heal faster when kept moist, clean and covered. Apply gel to the wound base and cover with a sterile bandage, once or twice a day. Most ointments can have up to 3 antibiotics that poison germs, contributing to the development of resistance; however, all my shield products kill germs physically and continue up to 4 hours.
Now is the perfect time to buy my shield antiseptic gel because you can buy two and get one free! Be sure to have it handy at all times in your purse or pocket, kids’ backpacks, cars and bathrooms… or anywhere!