UK Equivalent of Neosporin?

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UK Equivalent of Neosporin?

Post by Davey » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:25 pm

Hey,

So I've been wondering if there's a UK equivalent of the popular American ointment, Neosporin.
I've got mates in America who are out and about a lot and they swear by the stuff (Specifically Neosporin + Pain, Itch, Scar).
I'd stock up on it a bit :)

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Re: UK Equivalent of Neosporin?

Post by Brambles » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:28 am

Antibiotics in any form are not usually available as OTC medications, I would suggest you ask your friends to send you some. ;)
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Re: UK Equivalent of Neosporin?

Post by Jamesey1981 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:00 am

I’ve seen a couple of places that claim to sell it, but as Brambles said I don’t think it’s legal to sell antibiotics without prescription even for topical use.

Five minutes on google will throw up a couple of options, but it’s not cheap and I’m not 100% sure you’ll get what you’re after, so I’m not going to put up a link, might be worth a try if you really want to try it out though.

Personally I use either savlon or sudocrem depending on what I’m dealing with and I’ve never had any problems. Sudocrem especially is brilliant for minor burns.

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Re: UK Equivalent of Neosporin?

Post by Brambles » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:34 pm

Jamesey1981 wrote:I’ve seen a couple of places that claim to sell it, but as Brambles said I don’t think it’s legal to sell antibiotics without prescription even for topical use.

Five minutes on google will throw up a couple of options, but it’s not cheap and I’m not 100% sure you’ll get what you’re after, so I’m not going to put up a link, might be worth a try if you really want to try it out though.

Personally I use either savlon or sudocrem depending on what I’m dealing with and I’ve never had any problems. Sudocrem especially is brilliant for minor burns.
Drapolene is great as well. Even the red nose syndrome associated with a cold, you know the one when anything burns like crazy! Drapolene soothes and heals.
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Re: UK Equivalent of Neosporin?

Post by ParamedicPrepper » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:46 am

Fucidin or fusidic acid would be the best UK match. It’s good stuff but abx cream isn’t always needed. I second savlon, savlon and a flannel was what I was brought up on! Cuts, scrapes or broken bones savlon and a flannel was in my mums first aid kit

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Re: UK Equivalent of Neosporin?

Post by PreppingPingu » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:36 pm

Jamesey1981 wrote:Personally I use either savlon or sudocrem depending on what I’m dealing with and I’ve never had any problems. Sudocrem especially is brilliant for minor burns.
Someone I know during my stint in St Johns was ex TA and she said back years ago, after an all day march, they would have sore feet etc and be given a small pot of wonder cream from the medics - " specially for soldiers". It was years before she discovered it was the same stuff you stick on your babe's bum! Good ole Sudocreme. 'Course they didn't dare tell the those rough, tough scots lads what it was! But hey - it sorted all manner of skin complaints out.
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Re: UK Equivalent of Neosporin?

Post by Deeps » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:48 pm

PreppingPingu wrote:
Jamesey1981 wrote:Personally I use either savlon or sudocrem depending on what I’m dealing with and I’ve never had any problems. Sudocrem especially is brilliant for minor burns.
Someone I know during my stint in St Johns was ex TA and she said back years ago, after an all day march, they would have sore feet etc and be given a small pot of wonder cream from the medics - " specially for soldiers". It was years before she discovered it was the same stuff you stick on your babe's bum! Good ole Sudocreme. 'Course they didn't dare tell the those rough, tough scots lads what it was! But hey - it sorted all manner of skin complaints out.
:lol:

That's brilliant. I use 'scabby feet' cream myself, if its the same stuff as sudocreme I can save a fortune. Great story too.

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