Already this summer, between my neighbor’s three kids and my three, we’ve had a whole host of scrapes bike crashes, bruises from sports camps, swimmer’s ear, infected mosquito bites, one broken wrist, and even a dog bite (not my dog).
To combat these injuries (yes, sometimes it looks like we live in a war zone!) and prevent skin infections caused by bacteria such as MRSA, staph and other germs, it’s essential to treat your minor cuts and scrapes.
The latest weapon in the McNeill Family Arsenal is StaphAseptic® First Aid Antiseptic / Pain Relieving Gel. Available in a 2oz. tube or single use packets, this greaseless gel provides soothing wound care without stinging or irritation and contains Lidocaine for effective pain relief (perfect for the little guys). Plus, it’s non-staining (perfect for mom).
Why is treating for MRSA, staph and other germs so important? Well, Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria commonly carried on the skin or in the noses of healthy people. Most of us have heard about potentially deadly staph infections in hospitals and healthcare facilities, but now they are rapidly invading the general population and are easily spread from person to person.
And, some staph bacteria have even mutated and cannot be killed with commonly used antibiotics! MRSA is a type of staph that is resistant to antibiotics including methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as penicillin and amoxicillin. Millions of people are colonized with MRSA in the U.S. alone and infections are appearing at epidemic rates. (MRSA infections are commonly mistaken as spider bites.)
Prompt treatment is vital! You can use StaphAseptic® First Aid Antiseptic / Pain Relieving Gel as part of a complete staph prevention program:
- Treat and cover wounds
- Properly clean gear and equipment
- Don’t share personal items (like towels and razors)
- Keep hands clean
- Shower after physicial activity
- Consult your physician, athletic trainer or nurse for all active wounds
StaphAseptic® First Aid Antiseptic / Pain Relieving Gel is available for sale at most major drug stores like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens. If you visit the StaphAseptic® First Aid Antiseptic / Pain Relieving Gel website you can even access a clickable $1 off coupon!
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