Germolene is amazing! It is one of the creams that’s always stocked in my house now.
About 4 months ago I got my first tattoo on my arm. I cleaned it like I was advised and put the cream they gave me on daily. But annoyingly my tattoo got infected. I tried to call the doctors for an appointment but in my area, you have to call them at 8 am and hope you get through if not you don’t get an appointment for that day. That is what happened to me for a week. I phoned them later, after lunch and all they could give me was an appointment 4 weeks away. I’m not even going to get started on that system of booking doctors appointments. Grrrrr
At this point, my tattoo had completely scabbed over and was cracking with yellow puss. Oh, know I thought I’m going to lose my arm. I love to be dramatic! 🙂 My arm was extremely itchy but I knew I couldn’t itch it once as that would cause more problems. I went to the pharmacy and asked them what they could do and they said just book a doctors appointment. Oh, my god!
I then did some research and found that Germolene was an antiseptic. It helps prevent infection and numbs the pain. It looked like my tattoo was already infected but I thought I had to do something as I was close to having to wait in A&E. So I rushed to the shops and bought it. I rubbed the cream over my tattoo on my arm and within seconds the itching and burning were gone. I don’t over exaggerate, it was amazing! The itching and pain were completely gone.
I applied the cream every night and day and for a week and my tattoo was completed healed. Whoop Whoop!!!
Personally, if you’re ever in this situation I’d advise you to go to the doctors if you can or go to A & E. I just kept putting off going to the A& E off as I know how long I’d have to wait to be seen, it’s usually a 4 hour wait around my area. I know as I’ve had to take my daughter before. But, if you’re in a situation similar to mine this cream is a blessing.
Now I use this cream for almost anything. I cut my finger cooking the other day and I put some Germolene on it and wrapped it in a plaster. It was amazing, the stinging pain just vanished. Now, when my kids have a cut or saw I put Germolene on and their pain goes away almost instantly and it’s an antiseptic so it helps to prevent infection.