Infection can develop in any kind of wound. Infection occurs when bacteria enters the wound through an opening in one’s skin. Though there are a number of precautions to prevent wound infection from developing, still when bacteria spreads, it may lead to a more serious disease.
This happened to my Firstborn when he was just about seven years old. He would easily get hurt, be exposed to different types of wounds, and get an infection after. I learned that it is not only prudent to wash the wound well with antibacterial soap and water. Cleaning is simply not enough. It is essential to apply a topical antibiotic at the first sign of wound infection.
What our Pedia recommends
Our Pedia recommended that we apply Fucidin® cream to the infected area three times a day. I even remember asking my boy’s school adviser to assist my son in applying the cream with the use of cotton buds during lunch time. His wound would clear after a week or two, if I remember it correctly. And since then, we always stock up with Fucidin®.
What Kris Aquino recommends
I remember those instances when I saw Kris Aquino’s Fucidin commercial on television one day. Very evident that the talented host goes full force against wound infection with Fucidin®. And I may say I trust Aquino’s choices as she is a well-known celebrity mother who cares for her sons’ health and well-being. Just like her, Fucidin® is part of our wound care kit!
What Fucidin® does
Fucidin ® works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential for their growth. Without these proteins, the bacteria cannot grow, reproduce and increase in number. Fusidic acid does not directly kill the bacteria. It only prevents the bacteria from spreading. The remaining bacteria die in time. This clears up the infection.
Most dermatologists and physicians recommend Fucidin ® because it is fast-acting. We have come to learn that it works on the infection two minutes upon application. It deeply penetrates and reaches the skin’s deepest layer 30 minutes after application.
Fucidin® comes in two variants. Fucidin® cream is ideal for exposed parts of the body like the face and hands, while Fucidin® ointment is ideal for dry, scaly or cracked lesions.
What this momi recommends
Like Kris, we always have a stock of Fucidin® at home. We do not like to take chances. This topical antibiotic has seriously proven its worth to us.
Disclaimer: Momi Berlin is not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Fucidin® is from LEO Pharma, a Danish pharmaceutical company with a mission to help people achieve healthy skin. LEO Pharma is the pioneer in the development of fusidic acid. It has a wide range of products that are marketed in over 100 countries. LEO Pharma has more than 100 years of trusted heritage worldwide.
Fusidic acid/sodium fusidate is the generic name of Fucidin®. Fucidin® is available in leading drugstores nationwide.