Bactine First-Aid Spray relieves the pain and itch of minor cuts, scrapes and burns on contact while it helps prevent skin infection by effectively killing germs
benzalkonium chloride 0.13%w/w, lidocaine hydrochloride 2.5% w/w.
camphor, clove oil, edetate disodium, eucalyptus oil, marjoram oil, menthol, nonoxynol 9, propylene glycol, water
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
DO NOT USE:
-in large amounts or over large areas of the body
-on raw surfaces or blistered areas
-on deep or puncture wounds, animal bites or serious burns
-in eyes, mouth, ears or on sensitive areas of the body.
STOP USE AND ASK A DOCTOR:
-if irritation develops, condition worsens, if symptoms persist for more than 7 days, or clear up and occur again within a few days.
-if you experience: weakness, confusion, headache, difficulty breathing, pale grey or blue coloured skin.
These may be signs of methemoglobinemia, a rare disorder, which may appear up to 2 hours after use.
ASK A DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST BEFORE USE IF YOU are pregnant or breastfeeding.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. If swallowed, call a poison control center or get medical help right away.
Adults and children (2years and older): Bottle may be held at any angle, in order to spray affected area thoroughly. Use no more than twice hourly
Consult a doctor before using on children under 2 years.
What is an antiseptic?
An antiseptic is a chemical when applied to the skin, kills or halts the growth of microorganisms. Some additional examples of an antiseptic include, soap, iodine, and hydrogen peroxide. The antiseptic in Bactine is benzalkonium chloride.
How does an anesthetic work?
Pain and itching from a skin injury are felt because the nerve cells send a message to the brain that something hurts or itches. A local anesthetic works to interfere with the transmission of nerve impulses at the site of application.
Can I use on body piercing?
We cannot recommend that Bactine be used for this purpose since body piercings are considered puncture wounds. Consumers should consult their doctor for treatment of such wounds.