Parent applying plaster to child's foot

Learn about minor wounds

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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 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.

  • 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 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.

Bepanthen Antiseptic Cream

Bepanthen Antiseptic Cream is an all-purpose antiseptic cream for the effective treatment of cuts, abrasions, scalds, insect bites, stings and sunburn.

Bepanthen Antiseptic Cream can be used for the gentle and effective care of skin irritations and mothers cracked or damaged nipples during lactation.

Bepanthen Antiseptic Cream gently helps the skin to repair and is suitable to be used on baby's skin.

  • Creamy texture
  • Easy to apply to even widespread areas
  • Easily absorbed
  • Moisturises and relieves discomfort

Intended for a New Zealand audience only. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Bepanthen is a registrered trade mark for the Bayer Group. Bayer New Zealand Limited, Auckland.


L.NZ.MKTG.10.2018.02727   Last Updated March 2019