Wound care sprays and creams can be used to treat minor wounds at home. However, before using these products, you must wash the affected area to remove dirt first. Afterward, you can use wound care antiseptics to treat the wounds.

Here is a list of common antiseptics you can use:

1. Dr Wound Silver Antiseptic Spray

A wound management and disinfecting spray that incorporates nano colloidal silver used for all types of wound healing acceleration. It may kill more than 650 microorganisms (including bacteria, fungus, and viruses) in less than 1 minute. Dr Wound Silver Antiseptic Spray is colorless (it does not leave stains), non-drug, non-toxic, and alcohol-free which helps to accelerate wound healing. It is also applicable during all wound healing stages.

For best results:

  • Clean the wound by rinsing it under running water to remove any dirt or particles. 
  • Do not use soap, hydrogen peroxide, or iodine.

  • Spray Dr Wound Silver Antiseptic Spray onto your wound and allow it to dry.

  • You may apply a layer of ChitoHeal gel on the wound at this point if you wish.

  • Cover the wound with a sterile bandage.

2. Bepanthen First Aid Antiseptic Wound-Healing Cream

An antiseptic cream that helps protect delicate skin from infection and treatment of minor wounds whilst soothing damaged skin. For best results when using Bepanthen First Aid Antiseptic Wound-Healing Cream:

  • Thoroughly clean the wound.

  • Apply a thin layer of Bepanthen First Aid on the inflamed skin areas but avoid over extensive skin areas.

  • You can apply this cream several times a day until the wound has healed.

3. Dettol Antiseptic Liquid For Wounds

An antiseptic wound cleaning that kills germs on the skin to prevent infection from cuts, grazes, bites and stings. It can also be used on hard surfaces to disinfect and kill germs around the home. When using Dettol Antiseptic Liquid For Wounds, dilute it first by mixing 20ml of Dettol with 400ml of water or 1 capful to half a pint of water. After washing the affected area with antiseptic, cover it with a clean and dry dressing.

To avoid touching the wound, you can use the Dettol Antiseptic Wound Wash Spray that is ready to use. When using this option, spray on the affected area with the antiseptic to wash away any dirt or debris. Afterward, you can wipe up any excess liquid with cotton wool or tissue.

When using Dettol Antiseptic Liquid or Dettol Wound Wash Spray:

  • Do not mix them with other detergents or chemicals.

  • Remember to throw away any diluted Dettol Antiseptic Liquid that you are not using.

  • Only use Dettol Wound Wash Spray once every 24 hours, and for no longer than 5 consecutive days.

  • Do not use them on babies under 12 months old.

4. Betadine Dry Powder Spray

An antiseptic dry powder spray that helps to provide protection against a variety of germ-causing infections from minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. This antiseptic powder for wounds has the following benefits:

  • It is a convenient no-touch application.

  • It reliably kills germs that can cause skin infection.

  • Since it is a targeted spray, it gives protection right where you want it.

  •  It has a No-Sting Promise.

To effectively use Betadine Dry Powder Spray:

  • Thoroughly clean the affected area gently.

  • Shake the can well before use.

  • Hold the can approximately 6 inches from the wound.

  • Apply a thin layer of the powder over the affected area.

  • Cover the affected area with a sterile bandage if needed.

This product can be applied 1 to 3 times daily or as needed.

5. Savlon Antiseptic Cream

A first-aid treatment for minor wounds and skin reactions that helps to cleanse and protect minor wounds from infection. This antiseptic for wounds is also used to:

  • Treat superficial burns and scalds.

  • Prevent infection from shaving cuts, blisters, and sores.

  • Cleanse and treat minor skin problems including chapped skin, spots, and blackheads.

You can apply a small amount of Savlon Antiseptic Cream to the affected area and repeat the application as required.


Proper sanitation and wound care techniques with the best antiseptics for wounds can help to reduce the risk of wound infection. It will also promote faster healing. However, you must see your doctor if your wound is deep, painful, large, and does not stop bleeding. If a minor wound gets infected and starts producing pus, you should immediately seek medical help.