Footy, soccer, netball, rugby, skiing – winter sports are action-packed. There are often bumps, bruises and even breaks to deal with.
Equip yourself with these first aid essentials and you’ll be ready when injury strikes.
[ ] Antiseptic - Taken a tumble on the court? Hit the deck hard during a tackle? An antiseptic will help protect minor wounds from germs and infection. Look for a ready to use solution like Dettol Antiseptic Wound Wash Spray that lets you wash out any dirt and debris without making skin-to-skin contact.
[ ] Antiseptic cream - An infection-fighting cream suitable for cuts, blisters and grazes is a must in your sporty first aid kit. There’s no need to get fancy here – stick to the classics like Savlon Antiseptic Cream.
[ ] Finger and toe protection - Sore toes, sore fingers, sore corns, bunions and even warts or bad blisters are just par for the course when you play hardball, especially during winter when conditions get murky. If you have a sensitive spot on your foot, don’t risk further pressure or rubbing. Cover the digit with a washable protector like Scholl Toe and Finger Gel Protector before you get into it on the field, but be sure to remove it overnight so that your skin can breathe.
[ ] Cushioning insoles - Whether you’re pounding the pavement or the pitch, your feet can be left in tatters if not cared for properly. To help absorb some of the shock and relieve pressure when walking and running , insoles designed to improve cushioning and comfort for your feet, such as Scholl Shock Absorbing Insoles Comfort Plus, can help.
[ ] Topical anti-inflammatory - Strains and sprains are never far away when you’re training and playing sport, but they don’t have to derail your campaign. A topical anti-inflammatory such as Nurofen Gel, containing ibuprofen, can be applied to the point of pain for temporary relief of muscle pain and inflammation.
[ ] Oral pain relief - When you’ve had a hard day on the ski slopes and your quads are burning from trying to perfect all those parallel turns, get some relief with a
quick acting anti-inflammatory like Nurofen Zavance, which absorbs twice as fast as standard Nurofen.
[ ] Ball of foot cushions - If the ball of your foot is prone to soreness, try slipping on a specially designed cushion to ease your pain. This will provide some relief from the burning or tenderness of the area while you train and play, plus help protect prevent against the build up of the hard skin that leads to corns, callouses and bunions. Scholl Ball of Foot Cushions are designed with a loop that gets slipped over your second toe, to keep the insole firmly in place.
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Dettol Antiseptic Liquid
Cleanses and helps protect against infection from cuts, scratches and insect bites. Always read the label. Use only as directed. Incorrect use could be harmful. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Dettol Antiseptic Wound Wash Spray
Ready-to-use antiseptic solution to wash out and cleanse wounds. Can be used for minor cuts, and grazes, and insect bites and stings. Always read the label. Use only as directed. Incorrect use could be harmful. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Savlon Antiseptic Cream
Savlon Antiseptic Cream contains effective germ-killing and cleansing agents. Savlon's smooth moisturising cream base allows gentle application onto damaged skin. Savlon Antiseptic Cream is mild, soothing and healing. Always read the label. Use only as directed. Incorrect use could be harmful. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Scholl Toe & Finger Gel Protector
Ideal for sore fingers, toes, corns and blisters, Scholl Toe & Finger Gel Protectors provide immediate relief from pressure and rubbing.
Scholl Ball of Foot Cushion
Immediate relief from burning pain on the ball of the foot,. Cushions and protects. Helps prevent build- up of hard skin.
Scholl Shock Absorbing Insoles Comfort Plus
All day shock absorption and pressure relief. Highly durable gel. Cut to size for all kinds of shoes.
Nurofen Gel is gently rubbed into the skin for the temporary relief of pain and inflammation associated with acute soft tissue injuries including sprains, strains and sports injuries. Always read the label. Use only as directed. Incorrect use could be harmful. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Nurofen Zavance is fast and effective in the temporary relief of pain and/or inflammation associated with headache, migraine headache, tension headache, muscular pain, cold and flu symptoms, period pain, dental pain, sinus pain, back pain, arthritic pain. Reduces fever. Absorbed up to twice as fast as standard Nurofen. Always read the label. Use only as directed. Incorrect use could be harmful. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.