Small containers of antiseptic cream

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Tengu

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Well, I am resorting my kitchen kit and have decided to put in a mini FAK.

I never seem to have one to hand (though I have several) so it makes sense. (Tony can no doubt tell me how many times he has caught me without one)

I purchased a few mini ones at a local store, little red zipper pouches. (they are about £1.50)

They contain a bandage, gauze pack, plasters, alcohol wipes, safety pins, (most usefully) a latex glove pair (perplexingly) quite a few cotton buds.

And room in the pouch (particularly after the ear buds have gone)

So i am putting in a few more plasters, finger bandages, and some ibroprofen.

A bit like my (better quality) pouch I keep in my Uni Bag.

But I would like to add antiseptic cream, -I just need a very small pack size.

Where would I get it?
 

Jared

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Ah, this came up on another forum recently.
It's impossible to find anything medical in single use sachets in the EU/UK.
Suspect it's some EU law.

Whilst in the US you can buy med refill packs with all basic pills, lotions and creams in. It's a bit annoying.
 

kard133

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A tube of germoline from poundland is very small, if still to big you could squeeze the contents into a small 15ml tin, a used tealight candle tin covered with tin foil, a used vasaline tin, also from poundland. Another option would be to cut down a used toothpaste tube, clean it, melt the open end closed then squeeze in an amount from the other tube, if that makes sense.
 

Wildgoose

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The travel bottle sets sometimes come with a little tub for face cream etc.
sudocrem does come in small tubs, frequently freebies at baby events but maybe sold in the travel toiletries section of boots
 
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Jared

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Vaseline, or generic white petrolatum in sachets is one of the only things you can get. And even then in only boxes of 100 or more.
 

Bishop

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"The Works" high street craft shop sells small self sealing bags (7cm x 9cm) in packs of fifty for £1.
Sudocrem is £2.45 at Home Bargains for a 125 gram pot, so say about ... 5g / 1 teaspoon per bag is 25 single use sachets.
 
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Jared

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Ah, this came up on another forum recently.
It's impossible to find anything medical in single use sachets in the EU/UK.
Suspect it's some EU law.

Whilst in the US you can buy med refill packs with all basic pills, lotions and creams in. It's a bit annoying.

Seems it might not be the law, but on a list of medications only available by prescription.
So people in Poland can by sachets of triple antibiotic ointment, http://www.tribiotic.pl/ over the counter but would be considered prescription only here.
 

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You are aware that 'antiseptic cream' is not allowed in work FAK aren't you? There is a reason for it :)
 

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You are aware that 'antiseptic cream' is not allowed in work FAK aren't you? There is a reason for it :)
That's because once it's opened and some used it's no longer sterile and starts to deteriorate. Advice if you've got to use an opened tube is squeeze a generous amount out, discard it and hope the fresher stuff is still good
 

Jared

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You are aware that 'antiseptic cream' is not allowed in work FAK aren't you? There is a reason for it :)
Yeah pretty sure it's the reason why vaseline sachets are available, largely for tattoo places to ensure sterile.
 

Tengu

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Im going to see if I can find one of those mini Sudocrem pots, maybe contact the company? They are a huge price on Ebay.

Or speak nicely with my local tattoo studio?
 

Early P

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I used some really small tines with screw tops i got off ebay. About 2 inch by 1 inch i think. My bottle of ethanol fuel gel doubles as antiseptic for cuts. In the tin goes a cream for bites, stings, rashes and itches.
 

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Remember too if you transfer antiseptic cream from it's original container into a smaller container, you might as well use dog muck on your wounds.
Honey has antiseptic properties, so a few sachets of that would do just as well if you want to go down the cream route.
 
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MartiniDave

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I use a small tube of Germolene. Not all that big. I must say it doesn't seem to work like the Germolene of old though, much thinner.
 

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