Cuts and Grazes
In older babies and toddlers most cuts and grazes are minor and will not need medical attention. An important first aid tip to remember is to wash your hands properly before treating your toddler’s minor cut/grazed skin. If the cut is not bleeding badly, clean the wound under running tap water. Pat the area dry with a clean towel and apply Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray.
If the graze is bleeding heavily you need to stop the bleeding before applying the dressing. Apply pressure gently to the area with a bandage or towel. If the cut is to the hand or arm, raise it above the toddler’s head; if to the leg, get him/her to lie down and raise the affected area above the level of the heart so bleeding slows down and stops.
If the toddler has been cut on a rusty object or accidentally grazed by your dog’s teeth, it is important that you go to the clinic/pharmacy as a tetanus injection and special sterilization of the wound may be required. Keep the dressing clean by changing as frequently as needed.
Is Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray safe for use on cuts & bruises?
Yes, the Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray is made with well known herbal ingredients that are commonly used in topical preparations.
Is Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray gentle enough for my little one?
Yes, Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray has undergone skin irritancy testing which has shown that it is gentle on the skin, however, it is always wise to test by spraying onto a small section of skin, prior to using over a larger area as all babies/toddlers are different and some may react to the spray.
Does Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray contain Alcohol?
No. Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray contains NO alcohol which means no stinging or burning on application.
From what age can I use Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray?
Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray is suitable for babies from 6 months of age.
What ingredients does Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray contain?
Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray contains a blend of Lavender, Calendula, Tea Tree and Vitamin E in a water base.
Lavender oil is one of the safest essentials oils that can be used on the skin, and this is especially useful when treating a minor cuts and bruises. It is known for its soothing properties.
Calendula has soothing and softening qualities and is also know to have antiseptic properties.
Tea Tree oil is the most widely used essential oils. It is considered safe, as it has non-toxic and non-irritant properties and is well known for its antiseptic properties.
What makes Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray different?
There is no direct hand contact with the wound when using Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray thus reducing the possibility of transferring germs over the infected area.
When should I stop using Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray?
If the minor cut or bruise does not heal within a few days or if the site becomes infected, red and inflamed, consult your healthcare professional immediately.
Bumps and Bruises
Crawling and experimenting with new environments are sure to lead to bumps and bruises in the older infant and toddler. Most bumps and bruises are not serious. A bruise is in fact ‘a cut under the skin’ in the soft tissue below the skin surface.
If your toddler falls and bumps himself; take particular note of injury to the head or back of the head. Falling backwards and banging the base of the head can be dangerous. If your child is nauseous, vomits or is listless within 48 hours after the incident, take her to the doctor straight away. If there is any bruising behind the ear or you are concerned about a possible fracture, then seek medical help at your local doctor or clinic.
In cases of minor bumps, a cold compression (ice in a cloth) can help to reduce the bruising. But many toddlers will need to be distracted while you do this (hold him/her, sing a favourite tune or give him/her a suitable treat).
Purity Pedia Kids Arnica Gel is specially developed to help reduce bruising.
If you feel your toddler bruises too easily and more than his friends, a visit to the healthcare professional can be reassuring and important.
What are the main benefits of the ingredients in the Purity Pedia Kids Arnica Gel?
Arnica is a natural ingredient made from extracts of the arnica flower petals.
Purity Pedia Kids Arnica Gel can be used topically for injuries that result in soft tissue damage and inflammation. Apply Arnica Gel topically to sprains, bruises, muscle aches and insect bites. Topical arnica gel is generally not used on broken skin as it can irritate an open wound or rash.
How should I use the Purity Pedia Kids Arnica Gel?
Purity Pedia Kids Arnica Gel can be used for babies from 6 months of age. Gently massage onto the affected areas 2 to 3 times daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Can Arnica Gel be used for insect bites?
Yes, it can be used because of its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It may help to reduce swelling but remember if baby/toddler has scratched the bites, arnica should not be used on the broken skin rather use Purity Pedia Kids Antiseptic Spray.
Does the Pedia Kids Arnica Gel contain any ingredients that can exacerbate my little one’s condition?
No. Purity Pedia Kids Arnica Gel is free from alcohol, perfumes and colourants which could potentially affect the skin.
Cradle cap is a skin condition which affects babies. It is a temporary condition which is harmless and in most cases, settles down over time. It takes the form of a scaly rash which appears on the baby’s scalp.
Does it only affect babies?
Cradle cap is a form of seborrhoeic dermatitis which develops in babies, usually just after they are born. It is mainly confined to the scalp but sometimes appears behind the ears or on the eyebrows. Consult your healthcare professional for diagnoses if you are not sure.
What are the signs of cradle cap?
This appears as greasy, white or yellowish patches of dry skin. These patches are often crusty and may also be inflamed.
Is cradle cap contagious?
No, it cannot be passed from one child to another.
What causes cradle cap?
There is not a precise cause of cradle cap: there are, in fact, several causes of cradle cap which include an over-production of oil in the baby’s skin. This is due to the presence of the mother’s hormones which can cause this excess production. An over-production of oil or sebum causes the skin to become sticky which enables dead skin cells to adhere to it. This results in a buildup of cells and oil which cause cradle cap.
Does the Purity Pedia Kids Cradle Cap cream contain any ingredients that can exacerbate my little one’s condition?
No, Purity Pedia Kids Cradle Cap Cream is free from alcohol, perfumes and colours which could possibly exacerbate your little one’s cradle cap condition.
What are the main benefits of the ingredients in the Purity Pedia Kids Cradle Cap Cream?
Lavender Oil:Is well known for its soothing properties.
Almond Oil: Is known to soothe skin irritation and inflammation and is also known to relieve dry and itching skin as well as nourishing and making the skin smooth and soft.
Calendula: Has soothing and softening qualities and is also known to have antiseptic properties.
Jojoba Oil: Is known to promote healing of the skin in many ways; likely due to its antimicrobial properties, which means it actually discourages the growth of some bacterial and fungal microbes that attack
the skin. In addition, the chemical composition of jojoba closely resembles that of the skin’s natural sebum, so it is easily absorbed and rarely causes allergic reactions, even in the most sensitive individuals.
Vitamin E Oil: When applied on the skin, it acts as an antioxidant which prevents the formation of free radicals on the skin and protects it from any kind of damage. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties.
How should I use the Purity Pedia Kids Cradle Cap Cream?
You should massage onto the affected areas of baby’s scalp 2 to 3 times a day.
Where should I store my Cradle Cap Cream?
You should store your cream below 25°c in a cool, dry place. Protect from sunlight and KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.