Thursday, October 21, 2010

StaphAseptic Review and Giveaway

I was recently given the opportunity to review StaphAseptic, an "antibiotic free" first aid antiseptic. StaphAseptic  kills 99.9% of antibiotic resistant staph (MRSA). Staph infections, once only an occurrence at hospitals, are now becoming more common outside of the health care community and have made their place in the general population. Parents, schools, and sports teams need to be aware of the dangers of staph infection.
"Staph" are bacteria carried on the skin or nose of healthy people. Around 30-50% of us are colonized with Staph bacteria that is not causing an infection. There are, however, new staph bacteria that have mutated and become resistant to antibiotics, therefore much  harder to treat: some infections can cause pneumonia, bloodstream infections, or even death. It is these bacteria (MRSA) that this product helps to prevent. StaphAseptic provides advance wound care for cuts, scrapes, and burns and helps to prevent skin infections caused by MRSA, staph, strep and other germs. StaphAseptic does not treat or cure an exisiting infection, it is preventative only. If you think you may have a skin infection, contact your doctor immediately.

I chose this review because of the multitude of cases I have heard in the news about Staph infections and how they are becoming a much more regular occurance. With the Munchkin in school, I am taking more precautions with my families health.
Here are some tips to help prevent MRSA Staph infections (along with the use of this product):
  • Treat and cover wounds
  • Properly clean gear and equipment
  • Don't share personal items (like towels)
  • Keep hands clean
  • Shower after physical activity
  • Consult your physician/trainer for all active wounds
There is concern that antibiotic resistance could continue to develop to the point where some bacteria are resistant to all antibiotics. Doctors are now being encouraged not to prescribe antibiotics for viral infections and to insist that the patient finish the complete dosage for the anitbiotic, not ending it early if the symptoms are gone.

My Take on the Product:
I love the fact that the antiseptic is antibiotic free. And, most importantly, I love that is takes preventative measures against Staph infections. Stories of staph infections have been beeping more and more on my mommy radar, and I am so glad to have a product (and some great tips) to help ease my mind a bit.

I'd love to share this product with you as well!! I know we'll be using it. So, if you would like to enter for a chance to win a tube of StaphAseptic, go to the site here and come back here to leave me a comment about something that you learned!!
This giveaway ends Thursday, October 28th, at Midnight EST.

I received product from StaphAseptic for the purpose of a review and giveaway. All opinions in this review are my own. As with any medical product, you should always consult your doctor first. 

      13 comments:

      1. Oh gosh, that's a product we really need! My kids wrestle in the winter, and are often on mats where high school age kids wrestle as well. We're always vigilant about showering and cleaning up after every practice, but to be able to protect any cuts or abrasions they get would be even better.

        One thing I learned from the site was that we're doing the right thing by having them shower right after exertion. It's good to know we're on the right track!

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      2. I learned about how harsh and (gross) staff can be. I had it as a child, I remember how painful it was!!!

        Thanks for the review & giveaway!

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        -Dawn

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      3. Thanks for sharing, I know how awful Staph can be my sister got an infection after her c-section!

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      5. With my son in football this would make an ideal product in our house!

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      6. Thanks for this post! My daughter is always getting skinned knees and I try to be as careful as possible about open wounds.

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