SAFESKIN Gel Tips To Avoiding MRSA

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What is MRSA?

MSRA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is one of many strains of a bacterium called staph (Staphylococcus aureus) and is resistant to some of the antibiotics typically used to treat skin and soft tissue infections including methicillin and other penicillin type antibiotics such as amoxicillin and the cephalosporins. MRSA is highly prevalent in places where children come in close contact with one another like day care centers, playgrounds, locker rooms, classrooms, gymnasiums and sports facilities. Toddlers, children and teens are likely to experience skin-to-skin contact in these places and may share equipment that has not been properly cleaned. Staph infections like MRSA also spread via skin-to-skin contact when playing sports, like wrestling, football, baseball or lacrosse, or from surfaces in gyms and locker rooms like showers, benches and countertops.

Children always seem to have some form of injury. Caring for the minor cuts, scrapes, wounds, burns and bug bites that children sustain from being active is often a routine task for parents, teachers and coaches. While cuts and scrapes may happen frequently, it’s critical that they receive prompt and correct attention as they are potential entryways for infection. Using SAFESKIN when caring for a wound when it happens will help protect your children from dangerous staph infections like MRSA.

Did You Know?…

  • According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, skin diseases accounted for 56 percent of all infectious diseases in competitive sports from 1922 through 20053
  • With more than 38 million children and teens participating in youth sports activities, it’s critical that parents, coaches and teachers practice proper wound care.
  • In 2009, 71,900 children were hospitalized because of infections under the skin
  • Centers for Disease Control estimates there are approximately 10,800 deaths in the United States each year caused by staph infections, of which 5,500 are linked to MRSA
  • Skin and soft tissue infections represented 69.9 hospitalizations per 100,000 U.S. children per year from 1996-2006; the rate of CA-MRSA skin and soft tissue infections increased over this period from one in every 100,000 cases in 1996 to 25.5 cases per 100,000 cases in 20067

SafeSkin Gel
SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel is a new first aid topical gel (available at select Walgreens for $4.95) that provides a barrier to MRSA and other infections on scrapes, cuts, burns and more for up to 48 hours with a bandage on.

SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel (from Kimberly Clark Professional) Product Benefits:

  • Use for topical wound care for minor cuts, scrapes and burns
  • Provides barrier to MRSA
  • Antibacterial gel that is antibiotic free
  • Long lasting up to 48 hours – if the bandaged wound stays clean and dry
  • Non-greasy formula helps bandages to stay in place better
  • Fragrance and alcohol free, non-staining patented formulation
  • Made in United States

How to Use SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel:
SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel is easy to use and should be applied with adult supervision. Alwayswash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers before cleaning or dressing a wound. Remove any dirt or debris from the wound if necessary. Wash the wound with lukewarm water and mild soap then blot the injured area dry with a clean towel. Apply SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel to the wound and surrounding area. Cover with bandage and repeat every one to three days, sooner if the bandage becomes wet or soiled. A product like the SAFESKIN* Kids SPORT WRAP can help hold a bandage in place. Change the dressing every day.

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Comments

  1. ellen says:

    I like how they come in bright colors- I think that kids are more likely to not only keep them on but also not be embarrassed to wear them. Thats the whole point in keeping kids protected!

  2. Claire says:

    I like how they come in bright colors. very cute.

  3. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I nlike the colored bandages designed for kids and teens!:)

  4. Eileen says:

    Latex free…these days that is HUGE as there are so many allergies out there! I can see this becoming a permanent item in our bath closet…with 2 kids in at least 3 sports, we see a lot of “tape”action around here.

  5. Lisa Brown says:

    I really like it is latex free 🙂

  6. Lisa Brown says:

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  7. Stephanie says:

    its latex free

  8. amanda roach says:

    i like the color selection

  9. Linda Anderson says:

    the colors kids love, nice

  10. Amy S says:

    I like how it comes in 4 bright colors that are great for kids.

  11. lisa kay says:

    I like that It comes in four bright colors – blue, red, green and yellow

  12. jennifer reynolds says:

    I like that it is specifically designed for children and teens and also comes in four bright colors!!!

  13. Mary Happymommy says:

    I learned that in one year, 71,900 children were hospitalized because of infections under the skin.

  14. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    My son could have used these for his ankles and wrists when he did Tae Kwon Do. My grand-daughter could use these now for dance. They are is great bright colors designed for kids, but I might match a color to oneof my summer outfits when I need ankle support–these are a lot cooler than the “old lady” beige ankle supports 🙂

  15. Jenny P says:

    I like the colors and how it is latex free!

  16. Mari says:

    I appreciate that it’s latex-free.

  17. Paula Lee says:

    I learned that SAFESKIN Kids Sport Wrap, the first colored sport wrap designed specifically
    for children and teens.

  18. Angela G says:

    I bought this awhile back to wrap my dog’s leg when she had a spot. It worked great 😉

  19. Kristin Miller says:

    I like that is it latex-free.

  20. Becky M says:

    I love that it comes in four bright, fun colors!

  21. jules p says:

    I like that it is latex free, for my child. Helps their skin not to break out. And they love the different colors. They match it to their team sport.

  22. I liked that its latex free because there are many of us who are allergic to latex and it’d be unfortunate . Great product! 🙂

  23. April Kennedy says:

    I like that it is self adhesive! No need for other products to hold it in place.

  24. Jaime says:

    I like that they are latex free and the bright colors are fun

  25. I like that it is self adhesive & latex free

  26. Sara Popp says:

    Had not heard of safeskin before. Looks like a great product for kids and the colors make it even more fun!

  27. Jennifer B says:

    I like that there fun colors and latex free

  28. I thought that SAFESKIN Kids Sport Wrap is a great product because it is latex free, and soft and cushiony for a small child to be comfortable to wear. This product is also a great product because it is made for small children and teens! And I like the colors that are available!

  29. Nicole M. says:

    I learned that they are latex free and come in cool colors.

  30. Joan Buehl says:

    I love the colors and the fact that they are latex free. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to enter. Good luck to everyone who enters.

  31. anna says:

    i love how this is soft and self adhesive

  32. shannon oelrich says:

    my daughter jammed her finger she could use this to wrap it and keep it immobile

  33. The bright colors are super cute!

  34. Kim L. says:

    My husband is a wrestling coach so I am all too familiar with MRSA, herpes, ringworm, and other icky skin conditions. I love these Safeskin wraps. I would love to pick some up at Walgreen’s and leave them in his coaching bag in case any of the boys on his team need them.

  35. Laura says:

    I learned that this wrap is self-adhesive! Which is nice, because some aren’t!

  36. Les Johnson says:

    I learned that they are latex free.

  37. Laura Royal says:

    I learned that it’s latex free

  38. Sounds funny, but I like the different colors aspect of the wraps. Makes it easier to tell one kid’s stuff from the other.

  39. Tabitha Pyle says:

    I love that it’s latex free.

  40. Kelly D says:

    I learned that this product is available at all Walmart stores

  41. Lyn says:

    I learned that Safeskin Sport Wrap is self adhesive. (also as a side note, I found it unusual that the ad would mention Walmart and not Walgreens since they are hosting this giveaway!)

  42. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I learned that there are all kinds of different colors in the Sport’s Wrap, my son would love the blue. And that it’s super soft and cushiony!

  43. Colleen Fuller says:

    I learned that they are latex free and something that I should have on hand! Thank you! Mattandcolleen Fuller on FB

  44. Kilah Owens says:

    I love that the wraps come in different colors.

  45. Sylvia White says:

    I like that it comes in four colors

  46. Fawn H says:

    I learned that they come in 4 bright colors – blue, red, green and yellow

  47. Cynthia R says:

    i learned that it is latex free

  48. Ellen B says:

    its latex free and I like the colors

  49. Terri Martin says:

    I love the bright colors it comes in.

  50. I like all the bright colors they come in.

  51. VJ M. says:

    I learned that the Sport Wrap comes in 4 different colors: blue, red, green and yellow.

  52. Danielle D says:

    latex free very cool!

  53. Stefanie Gladden(ann lyfe) says:

    I learned it Supports strains and sprains

  54. Adrienne gordon says:

    i like that it comes in different colors

  55. Jennifer says:

    It’s latex free for allergy freaks like me! Heehee…

  56. heather eg kaufman says:

    I like that it is latex free & the colors are bright.

  57. Melissa Hartley says:

    I learned that the kids safeskin wrap is latex-free & self-adhesive .. very cool.
    I love the bright colors, too .. thanks.

  58. Margaret Smith says:

    I like that these are Latex-free and comes in different colors.
    Thanks so much.

  59. I like that they are available at all walmart stores

  60. Audra Weathers says:

    I learned that the Safeskin kids sport wrap are self-adhesive.

  61. Jennifer Reda says:

    i learned that the safeskin kids sport wrap is Latex-free

  62. Jessie C. says:

    I like it’s Latex-free
    and Self-Adhesive

  63. matthew b says:

    SAFESKIN*Kids Sport Wrap

  64. kristin sawatzke says:

    I love the colors!!

  65. Peter says:

    I learned that it is Self-Adhesive.

  66. Theresa J says:

    It comes in 4 different colors

  67. Emiliy V says:

    I like all the color selections

  68. kelly nicholson says:

    Introducing the NEW! SAFESKIN* Kids Sport Wrap, the first colored sport wrap designed specifically
    for children and teens.

    Visit SAFESKIN’s Website website and tell me something you like, learned or want in the comments section (below) on the blog.

  69. Brynn Dexter says:

    I love the fun colors and that it is latex free for those with allergies!

  70. I like that it’s Latex free. The adverse reaction to latex is scary.

  71. Michele Henneman says:

    latex free and come in different colors

  72. Carly says:

    I like that they are latex-free.

  73. Jenny Sims says:

    I love that Safeskin comes in different colors, makes it more appealing to kids!

  74. Michele Behlen says:

    Safeskin is a fun way to secure bandages on kids.

  75. Carrie says:

    It comes it four different colors! blue, red, green and yellow

  76. Ariel Henry says:

    I like that it’s latex free and comes in four different colors.

  77. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I like the SAFESKIN* Kids Sport Wrap in blue.

  78. Linda says:

    Safeskin available in blue and red

  79. Ann Fantom says:

    I learned that SAFESKIN* Kids Sport Wrap is available in red and blue at all Walmart stores.

  80. Brandy says:

    I like the blue, red, green yellow options!

  81. Jason Crooks says:

    I really like that they are latex free

  82. Christy says:

    I like the fun colors.

  83. Jaimie Adams says:

    I learned that this is the first colored sport wrap specifically designed for teens and kids. That’s great!

  84. amy marantino says:

    i like the colorful bandages,

  85. Barbara says:

    Love the great colors! No problem getting the kids to wear these!

  86. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love the bright colors!

  87. Stephanie Hungerford says:

    It is bright colored sports tape. To Support Strains and Sprains

  88. Christina says:

    I like that they are latex free! I am going to have to pick up a few of these to keep in hubby’s soccer coach bag! I also love that they come in colors (and they have our soccer color!)

  89. Cindy B says:

    I learned that Safeskin comes in colors (how fun!) and is self-adhesive.

  90. Alan Tong says:

    I like that they are latex-free. Thanks Heather!

  91. Lee Black says:

    I like the bright colors and that they are latex free!

  92. Amanda K. says:

    I learned it’s latex-free.

  93. Jennifer Haile says:

    I love that it’s Latex-free for those with alergies!

  94. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Colored tape would look so much better than he plain plus can make it the school colors
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  95. Sarah L says:

    It comes in four bright colors – blue, red, green and yellow
    Thanks for the contest.

  96. Sue C. says:

    I like that it’s latex-free and self adhesive.

  97. Shannon Morris says:

    Love the bright colors tat they come in!

  98. Jaime Nicole says:

    I learned that it is self-adhesive, latex free, and made especially for kids and teens!

  99. I learned it’s Latex free. 🙂

  100. Vivien L says:

    I like that they are latex-free.

  101. Cynthia C says:

    I learned it comes in four bright colors. Kids will love this!

  102. brooke t says:

    t comes in four bright colors – blue, red, green and yellow

  103. Maryann says:

    It comes in 4 colors – I like the blue best and its latex free!

  104. Sarah Davis says:

    I like that they are latex free since we have latex allergies in the family. Sarah at realtorsd.com

  105. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i learned that it comes in 4 bright colors

  106. sheila musselman askins says:

    i love that they come in bright colors and are latex free!

  107. Amy Z says:

    I learned that it comes in 4 colors! How fun is that?! 😀

  108. Erika P. says:

    I learned that safeskin is latex free.

  109. Monique Rizzo says:

    We have latex allergies so the fact that they are latex free is great.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  110. Suzanne K says:

    I learned that it Supports strains and sprains and is self adhesive

  111. karen b says:

    I really like the bright colors, especially since they are more noticeable. I know when my grandaughter was younger she hated regular bandaids because kids don’t pay attention. With these bright colors they are sure to notice.

    karenb834atyahoo.com

  112. Ashley says:

    I like that they are latex free thanks!!!

  113. mara zamora says:

    i LOVE the colors ! i WANT them all ,i definitely think kids would like them & leave them on with those bright colors .

    xoxo
    <3
    I actually want a sports wrap for myself lol so cute !

  114. they are latex free

  115. Tabathia B says:

    I learned that it’s latex free which really means a lot to me since I am allergic to latex

  116. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I learned they are available for kids and teenagers

  117. Emily says:

    I like the colorful sports wraps.

  118. Linda Lansford says:

    I use neosporin

  119. Kiara says:

    I use Neosporin.
    austma7@aol.com

  120. ROB says:

    i end up at Walgeens several times a week, a gift card woul come in handy!

  121. Claire H says:

    We usually just wash them off with water and use band-aids. I was not aware of the dangers of MRSA!

  122. Susan F says:

    I did know about MRSA but not that kids were susceptible

  123. Jessica P. says:

    For small cuts and scrapes,the majority of the time I use nothing. If it’s something a little worse I’ll use some raw honey and/or coconut oil and fresh aloe. I’d have to look more closely at all of the ingredients in the SAFESKING gel, but it doesn’t really sound like something I would use.

  124. Thomas Murphy says:

    I use neosporin for cuts, scrapes and bumps. SAFESKING gel sounds very good, i’ll have to try it. I was not aware of the dangers of MRSA & kids

  125. Ericka says:

    We use water, soap, alcohol, and a mixture of essence oils a friend made (that I have the recipe for) that we call “the blue stuff”. The gel sounds awesome if you have the money for it. Never thought specifically about MRSA, but I have a friend that used to be a nurse, and she’s always telling me how to avoid infection and such. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  126. KJ Skib says:

    I have used Neosporin the past and I always put bandages on the cuts. I have never used safeskin but when I was a young girl we used new skin on my finger from pitching cuts.

  127. We use Neosporin and a bandage.

  128. I had no idea till I read on Grinning Cheek to Cheeks Blog. I am really glad to know and will be purchasing the Safeskin. Thanks for the information.

  129. Sarah S says:

    I have been away of MRSA for few years now. I always make sure the little ones minimize exposure in situations that are high risk.

  130. Stephanie V says:

    usually neosporin and band-aids. Really like safe skins – what a great idea!

  131. Steve Stone says:

    we normally just use band aids this sounds like a nice alternative

  132. Rochelle says:

    I use this Avon hand cream that has an antibiotic in it. But now I want to try the SAFESKING gel. MRSA scares me so much. I think this is a great idea for kids and will keep them safe. Love that it is Non-greasy formula helps bandages to stay in place better. Thanks!

  133. g. penrod says:

    use antibiotical ointment if at all open

  134. Kerry G. says:

    I used to use Neosporin. I would definitely use Safeskin and did not know that about MRSA.

  135. Gina M (Crave to Save) says:

    This gel looks great! We usually use neosporin.

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  136. Wendy Kroy says:

    Latex free is key!

  137. Mary Calabrese says:

    I usually just use plain ol’ bandages.

  138. Amber L. says:

    For cuts I clean with soap and water, pat dry, apply neosporin, and cover with a bandaid. I’ve never tried SAFESKIN gel. It sounds like a good alternative to neosporin. I hate how greasy neosporin is.

  139. Missy says:

    I think it might be better than neosporin!

  140. LOIS PAYTON says:

    the bright colors that kids love, GOD BLESS AND KEEP YA’LL SAFE IN HIS LOVING ARMS.

  141. Chrystal D says:

    I use neosporin and I didn’t know about MRSA! I think Safeskin would be GREAT!

  142. randall robison says:

    We usually use neosporine. I do knw about mrsa. i think this is a great product and would love to give it a try .thanks

  143. Marcy Taylor says:

    I usually use Neosporin for cuts and scrapes. I LOVE the bright fun colors of the Safeskin. I think that keeping my kids immunity up will help fight MRSA.

  144. Anastasia says:

    Usually Neosporen & bandaids, or Nuskin 🙂

  145. ELIZABETH C. says:

    i USE NEOSPORIN FOR CUTS & SCRAPES. I ALSO LIKE THAT ITS LATEX FREE .

  146. Kendal Barriere says:

    I would usually use Neosporin. I had no idea about Safeskin, but I would try it.

  147. Lim says:

    I usually use soap and water…but this sounds good.

  148. Ellen Levickis says:

    I use soapy hot water to cleam cuts, scrapes and bumps and have for 50 years. SAFESKIN gel is something I have been meaning to stock because of its convenience and how it seals off the owie. I am aware of the dangers of MRSA & ANYONE and the need for proper wound care. We are healthy and able to fight off infection so MRSA is not a concern.

  149. Ellen Levickis says:

    I use soapy hot water to clean cuts, scrapes and bumps and have for 50 years. SAFESKIN gel is something I have been meaning to stock because of its convenience and how it seals off the owie. I am aware of the dangers of MRSA & ANYONE and the need for proper wound care. We are healthy and able to fight off infection so MRSA is not a concern.

  150. soha molina says:

    I use neosporine

  151. tracy davis says:

    I like that It comes in four bright colors

  152. mell says:

    For cuts and scrapes, we use neosporin and band aids.

  153. stony says:

    I usually use neosporin f=for scrapes. I hadn’t heard of this product before, and mrsa scares me immensly

  154. Betsy Hartmann says:

    I usually put some Neosporin on cuts and cover with a Band-Aid. I think I would love the Safeskin product. I know of MRSA, but had no idea it was so prevalent in the public. I thought it was mostly found in hospitals and nursing homes.

  155. christine jessamine says:

    i currently use neosporin, but I would love to try safe skin next time my kids get hurt

  156. Dwayne Berry says:

    I’m a postal worker, so I get a LOT of paper cuts at work. When I get home with a few paper cuts, I dab on a little Bacitracin. It takes away the pain as well as healing the cut. Plus it moisturizes dry hands a little bit too.

  157. I usually don’t use anything for cuts, scrapes and bumps. SAFESKIN gel looks like it would be more effective than other things like Neosporin (which I haven’t had much luck with in the past). I was aware of the dangers of MRSA & kids.

  158. Ruby says:

    I use Neosporin at home. I like that its non-greasy formula helps bandages to stay in place better.

  159. MRSA is nasty stuff! My mom had an infection on her arm for nearly a year and it took quite a few rounds of antibiotics and creams to get rid of it.

  160. Jemima Puddleduck says:

    I usually use some generic antibiotic ointment, and NO…I didn’t now much about MRSA

  161. paige chandler says:

    I always use band aids on the kids but I will definitely try this for extra added benefits. The kids are sports fiends and always banged up. UGH

  162. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’ve never tried the safeskin before. Thanks for hosting!

  163. nataly carbonell says:

    I usually used typical peroxide or alcoholtotreat cuts on my kids , but I will really consider safeskin next time, it sounds reallt good

  164. marci h says:

    i usually use a band-aid and neosporin but i think this would work soooo much better 🙂

  165. Elena says:

    I like that it’s latex free

  166. cacie says:

    I use neosporin for cuts, scrapes, bumps etc. I was not familiar with SAFESKIN before this blog post, I am not sure that I would have tried it if I would not have read about it here. I was not aware of MRSA and kids. Very good information.

  167. Caitlin McClure says:

    We just use bandaids.

  168. Trasina McGahey says:

    I was NOT aware of the dangers of MSRA and I normally just slap a band aid on minor cuts just so my kid feels better!

  169. Lisa F. says:

    I usually just wash a cut/scrape and put a band aid on it if necessary. As I’m sure most people are, I do worry about infection, etc, so this Safeskin is probably a good thing.

  170. Marcia Goss says:

    I usually just wash the area and use Neosporin and a bandage. I don’t worry too much about infection. Safeskin sounds like something I would try.

  171. Sarah L says:

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  172. What do you usually use for cuts, scrapes and bumps? We wash the cut and scrape with soap and water and sometimes put neosporin on it and bandaid. Then we pray for the boo-boo.

    What do you think of SAFESKIN gel? I REALLY think my kids would like it, I LOVE it and will have it.

    Were you aware of the dangers of MRSA & kids? I was aware.

  173. Being a nurse I am well aware of MRSA & kids. I usually use neosporin for minor cuts and scrapes. I do use safeskin at times too, depends on the cut.

  174. terry maigi says:

    we use latex free

  175. catherine c says:

    I like that it is latex-free

  176. Kathy M says:

    I usually use Neosporin and have never heard of Safeskin before. Mersa really scares me. I’ll look into this product.

  177. Sandy VanHoey says:

    This sounds great! We currently use neosporin alot and I do worry about this MRSA. I’m so happy they have something like this to help so kids don’t pick this up. We have enough to worry about so anything to help keep them safe is a great product for me

  178. Jennifer says:

    We usually use regular bandaids, but this stuff sounds great!

  179. Julie Ghrist says:

    We tend to use bacitracin on cuts and scrapes but this gel sounds great! MRSA is very scary and it is definitely something I would like to protect my kids and family from!

  180. Katharine Davis says:

    I usually use neosporin and band aids with my kids but I think SAFESKIN gel is a great idea to add to the medicine cabinet

  181. Kathy Davis says:

    I am definately aware of MRSA. Last October I suffered for over a month with a MRSA infection in my nose of all places. After 5 rounds of different antibiotics it finally cleared up. I teach elementary special needs kids and work very closly woth them. I have leared to wssh, wash, wash those hands of both myself and my students. I will definately look into the Safeskin product.

  182. Kathy Davis says:

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  183. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Usually neosporin and a bandaid

  184. Amanda Alvarado says:

    We usually use neosporin on cuts. I knew MSRA was a problem but not that big of one!

  185. Jill H says:

    What do you usually use for cuts, scrapes and bumps? Neosporin usually What do you think of SAFESKIN gel? It sounds like it would be a great product to use. Were you aware of the dangers of MRSA & kids? No I was not.

  186. Danielle Medbury says:

    I would use this product for my family

  187. alyce poalillo says:

    I am aware of MRSA. I use collodial silver gel for my cuts etc.

  188. K.Pugh says:

    Neosporin is my run to for everything.
    Thanks for the chance.

  189. I usually use Neosporin and band-aids. Thanks for the giveaway!

  190. Tia says:

    I usually use neosporin but I will definitely be buying this.

  191. Alicia Ponce says:

    I usually use neosporin after proxide wash, but I have used this product once at a friends and now need to get some for my own first aid kit,, Thanks for giveaway

  192. kelly g says:

    usually triple antibiotic ointment and bandages

  193. Kristen says:

    We usually use neosporin and a colorful bandaid.

  194. Vickie Couturier says:

    I was aware of MRSA but didnt think it was so common for kids,I thought it was from being in contact with ppl infected,so thanks for the update an no I wasnt aware of this gel before now

  195. Linda Lenzi says:

    I was not aware of this product and with 2 boys using equipment at the gym, cuts are always a concern. I will definately buy this product.

  196. Tamra H says:

    We normally use Neosporin for cuts and scrapes, but Safeskin gel sounds like a great product! I was not aware of MRSA and how easily transferable it was – thanks for the informative post!

  197. Kris B says:

    We use Neosporin. I like that Safeskin is latex free! No, I was not aware of the danger of MRSA.

  198. Cindy Merrill says:

    I wish Safeskin gel had been invented sooner! When I was a kid, scrapes were treated with “Green soap” and iodine by the school nurses & playground attendants- sometimes it was more painful then the sores themselves.

  199. Erin Collins says:

    We typically use Neosporin, but I think Safeskin is great too!

  200. Sonya Morris says:

    I usually rinse out the cut with an antiseptic wash and cover with a band aid. I would love to try SafeSkin for my kids and yes, I am aware that kids can get MRSA.

  201. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    For cuts, scrapes and bumps we usually use bandaids, a little soap and water to clean it, and a bit of neosporin. I really wasn’t aware of the MRSA risks, the safeskin gel seems really great, and I would love to try it!

  202. Barbara Montag says:

    We just wash and ice.
    I like the idea of Safeskin gel – great for promoting healing.
    I’ve never heard of the dangers of MRSA and kids before – glad to know it now.
    Thank you.

  203. Michelle S says:

    I use Neosporin, but have only recently heard of SafeSkin, so I will be adding that to my first aid kit. I was not aware of the dangers for kids and MRSA

  204. Carmen Van Deursen says:

    I use neoprene, and of course a good rinse with water to clean it. I never heard of all the dangers but I’m glad I know now.

  205. jules mcnubbin says:

    normally i use neosporin and bandaid for cuts, and arnica gel for bruises

  206. Crystal F says:

    I am aware of MRSA and it’s extremely scary. I try not to freak out when my daughters get a cut or scrap. I just clean it with spray as quickly as possible and cover it with a bandage. Thank you!!

  207. Kyl Neusch says:

    use latex free bandages

  208. Louis says:

    MRSA definitely concerns me, SafeSkin is a great way to disinfect and protect without the burning and stinging of alcohol or peroxide
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  209. Holly S. says:

    I usually us Neosporin and Band-Aids. I haven’t heard of SafeSkin gel.

  210. tracey byram says:

    I wasn’t aware of MRSA until my grandson had it.

  211. Charlotte Varner says:

    I love that their latex free and come in 4 bright colors! MRSA is very scary and I didn’t even know what MRSA was until now! It freaks me out and I’ll make sure I take steps to better my child’s health towards MRSA.

  212. tracee Bass says:

    latex free and lots of colors are great things in our house

  213. amy v says:

    i like the colors and i wasn’t aware of the gel or the dangers of mrsa!

    annae07@ at aol dot com

  214. sara says:

    I am pregnant with our first child and this was a very informative blog post! Good to know and even better that your giving us a chance to win the girtcard!! Thanks!

  215. Keya Millionie says:

    I usually use Neosporin but I’d love to try this

  216. Kasey says:

    Kids always enjoy bright colors!

  217. Whitney L says:

    What do you usually use for cuts, scrapes and bumps? We use peroxide to clean then neosporen to heal it.What do you think of SAFESKIN gel? I actually would love to try it with my family! Were you aware of the dangers of MRSA & kids? Yes! Hubby works in the pharmacy so we know how scary this can be with kids!

  218. Tracy Robertson says:

    I havent tried Safeskin Gel yet, but I plan to try it. After reading about it, I realize that just rinsing and bandaging cuts may not be protection enough.

  219. Tammy R. says:

    We use Nesporin and Band-Aids.

  220. Emily W says:

    I usually use a triple antibiotic ointment for minor cuts and scrapes. Safeskin looks like a good alternative, as MRSA is becoming resistant to antibiotics. I knew MRSA was becoming a problem in places like hospitals, but I didn’t know it was so prevalent in schools and other places with many children, though that makes a lot of sense now that I think about it.

  221. mframe says:

    We usually just use band aids. I do like the idea.

  222. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Clean it with a soap and water and cover with an adhesive bandage

  223. Carla Garcia says:

    i normally put some peroxide on it.. safeskin looks like a great idea!

  224. Danielle Papsis says:

    I knew MRSA was a staph virus but I didn’t know it caused so many deaths :*(
    I had never heard of SAFESKIN gel, it sounds like an excellent product to have on hand.

    One of my nieces has MRSA. Everyone seems to downplay it, even our pediatrician said it pales in comparison to other things and if that was the only issue our daughter could be facing, that was a good thing. Thanks for helping educate us on this issue!

  225. lynn says:

    for cuts and scrapes we usually just use neosporin, but safeskin looks like it’d be much smarter, i cant wait to try it!

  226. I usually use an antibiotic ointment on scrapes and cuts.

  227. Alexa B. says:

    usually i use aloe vera or band aids depending on how bad the cut is.

  228. Karen says:

    I usually use antibiotic cream, I had NO IDEA about kids and MRSA!

  229. Kate F. says:

    For cuts and scrapes, I usually use Neosporin and a bandaid.

  230. Brad says:

    I usually use band aids.

  231. nannypanpan says:

    i use neosporin, and i wasn’t aware of mrsa and kids i thought it was something you got in the hospital
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  232. Mari says:

    I normally use antibiotic ointment and bandages. Safeskin looks fun to use, my son wouldn’t mind using them.

  233. steph says:

    i usually use store brand antibacterial cream – but glad to hear of this. i wasn’t as aware of mrsa as i thought i was.

  234. Cindy Bowling says:

    We usually use Neosprin. I like the fact that SAFESKIN gel can last up to 48 hours and the colors. I was not aware of MRSA and kids- thank you or the information.

  235. Nicole says:

    I usually use neosporin and bandaids. Safeskin sounds like a great alternative!

  236. adrienne warren says:

    Thank you for bringing attention to this. Such infections are horrifyingly fast and deadly.
    and they come in colors, love anything with pretty colors.

  237. I worry about infection but I often forget to use Neosporen!

  238. Normally use soap and water with a band aid, neosporin is it’s more than a scrape.
    Safeskin sounds good. I like things that are keeping my kids safer. My dh is a tattoo artist and part of his certifications is blood borne pathogens classes. He’s a real stickler(and I’m glad) for keeping any cut, scrape, tattoo as free from germs as possible. Staph infections live on your skin more often than not. Hand washing is a must!

  239. susan varney says:

    disinfectant spray and band aids.i sounds like a great product.in a way since the cleveland browns have had problems with a staph infection of some sort

  240. daisy says:

    I really like it is latex free

  241. tess says:

    i usually use neosporin and bandades…would love to try the better stuff-just cant afford it
    tcogbill at live dot com

  242. Latex Free. Thankyou, Ken

  243. Katherine says:

    I usually use neosporin and I hadn’t heard of MRSA until recently

  244. MK says:

    For cuts and scrapes, I wash, dose & cover.

  245. Jayne G says:

    We usually just go with cleaning small cuts and scrapes with soap and water and ignoring bruises. Haven’t thought much about MRSA.

  246. Suzanne B. says:

    I like that they are latex free, self adhesive, and have colors that the kids would like.

  247. I have to use the waterproof bandaids with no color or dyes because im skin has such sensitive skin

  248. clynsg says:

    What is done depends a great deal on the area covered and the severity of the wound. For really minor ones (mild scrape) wash it with soap & water, usually leave it open to the air. As severity increases, add something like Neosporin, Band-aids, etc. The use of SafeSkin would be extremely useful in many of these injuries, especially if they are near a joint.

  249. JaKell M says:

    usually neosporin. love this stuff, seems pretty neat. no I was not aware of the dangers 🙁

  250. Karen A. says:

    I know the dangers of MRSA as my son had it a few years ago. He had a MRSA infection on his leg the size of a baseball which had to be cut out and left a big hole in his leg that took months to heal. He never knew how he got it but worked out of town for his job and had to stay in motel rooms, so we believe that he may have gotten it from linens in the room not being clean enough. He was warned to not let my grandkids use any towels and other linens that he used because they could als0 get the infection. Thankfully, none of the kids got it and my son has been okay since.

  251. reeva says:

    we use neosporin for everything

    safeskin sounds great

  252. I wish I had known about this gel back in the day. I was in the hospital for months with MRSA and almost died thanks to a botched surgery!

  253. courtney b says:

    i love safeskin.. we use it for everything:) works great

  254. Pauline M says:

    safeskin is ALL I use for my kids scrapes and cuts. The colors are fun and the kids tend to let me know much sooner when it happens!

  255. I like that it is latex free

  256. mary j says:

    I use a alcohol wipe and bandaids.

  257. Gianna Caruso says:

    I’ve never used safe skin gel..but willing to try…I use neosporin. I aware of MRSA

  258. Michelle S says:

    I just use a bandaid.

  259. Brooke says:

    Hi! Thanks for another fabulous giveaway! I was not aware of any of this information!
    Brooke

  260. Julie H says:

    lovin the color choices

  261. Tiff S. says:

    We usually use neosporin. I was not even aware of the safeskin gel, I definitely would like to try it out.

  262. Debbie Ellis says:

    No I did not know about MRSA & kids, I usually use clean it really well with soap and water and then add some antibiotic cream on it.

  263. Karen Lynch says:

    Clean with soapy water, then put on ointment oe spray, band-aid.

  264. Debra F says:

    This would have been great when my son scraped his knees when he fell at the community pool last week….I’m always concerned about infections.

  265. Never heard of safeskin before just use regular old bandaids!
    Thanks for the contest! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on GFC

  266. I usually use Neosporin, but Safeskin sounds like a good product 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  267. So many awareness programs about MRSA are spread only because the disease is spreading faslty. It is a common disease in children and athletes participating in contact sports. A better prevention methods should be there to prevent these people from these kind of injuries.

  268. Leslie Galloway says:

    I know MERSA is scary… but I’ve never known anyone that had it. I was shocked because I mentioned it to my husband, who is usually the newshound around here, and he’d never heard of it. I usually just use bactine and bandaids… this seems much safer.

    Facebook Name: Leslie Galloway (www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie)

  269. Sarah says:

    We usually use Neosporin. I was not aware of the dangers of MRSA.

  270. Jessyca says:

    I usually use Peroxide, then use Neosppron and put a bandaid on it if its pretty bad. No I did not realize the dangers of MRSA. I think that looks like a great product to use.

  271. Carrie Finney says:

    I will be looking for these products next time I go shopping. And thanks for the coupon.

  272. Kim H says:

    We usually use neosporin on cuts, I’d give safeskin a try and I had no idea bout MRSA.
    cozycreations07 at aol dot com

  273. Jannie Bryant says:

    I usually use Neosporin and a bandaide. I would like to try the Safeskin gel. Yes, I was aware of the danger of MRSA.

  274. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I usually use Neosporin! I did not know that about MRSA that was very scary and interesting. SAFESKIN gel sounds great and am excited to try!

  275. Sara Wood says:

    I usually use neosporin and a bandage for cuts and scrapes. I was not aware of MSRA and am definitely interested in using Safeskin after find about it.

  276. Diana Stanhope says:

    I usually use an antibiotic band aid but I would certainly consider using this.

  277. Tamar says:

    this is a really cool and useful product. I wish I had it when I was younger

  278. Pat says:

    I like that it’s latex free.

  279. Lily Kwan says:

    I usually use bandages for cuts, scrapes, and bumps. I think SAFESKIN gel looks very nice! I was aware of the dangers of MRSA and kids.

  280. Michelle C says:

    I normally just use bandaids and have only recently been hearing more and more about MRSA. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  281. bradley h says:

    personally i just let things heal over time but the gel does sound nice for my kids

  282. robyn paris says:

    i think it is the greatest stuff going

  283. amy williams says:

    For scrapes and cuts I wash them off and dry them put some antibacterial cream on it and bandaid. Safeskin gel looks like something I would use I have never but would try it my boys are always getting scrapes. I was unaware of MRSA in kids untill a few yrs back when a child in our middle school passed away.

  284. Doug says:

    Usually just wash and maybe use Neosporin, but always better to do more.

  285. Jamie Brigham says:

    I definitely am aware of the extreme dangers of MRSA, My older children got Staph Infection from school and both were MRSA Positive. I was scared to death. Currently with cuts and scrapes I use neosporin and bandages. I have read about this product and think it would be perfect in my household.

  286. Cody Anderson says:

    I use neosporin and Band-Aids for cuts, scrapes and bumps. SAFESKING gel sounds very good and’ll have to try it. I was not aware of the dangers of MRSA & kids

  287. Robert Pyszk says:

    What do you usually use for cuts, scrapes and bumps? Hydrogen Peroxide
    What do you think of SAFESKIN gel? I think it’s very fun for kids
    Were you aware of the dangers of MRSA & kids? No I was not

  288. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    I love safeskin…….. I make my Husband use it!!! He is always getting boo boo’s!!!

  289. ky2here says:

    We just use bandaids and 3X antibiotic cream. MRSA scares the crap out of me because an otherwise healthy friend died of it last year. He contracted it while hospitalized for an endoscopic procedure. that really woke me up!

  290. Sylvie W says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of SAFESKIN. I normally clean with soap (preferably DOVE sensitive skin) and water and then administer an antibiotic ointment.

  291. Caryn S says:

    I usually use Neosporin & a Band-Aid, but I love this idea. Hadn’t realized how dangerous MRSA was

  292. Debbie C says:

    I use bandaids and a finger cot if applicable. Usually I use an antibiotic cream. I am aware of MRSA. I am interested in in using SafeSkin.
    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  293. Tara Liebing says:

    I use Neosporin and bandaids

  294. Cheryl W says:

    I usually wash superficial ouchies and put on a bandage.
    I would definitely give Safeskin gel a try and see what I think.
    From managing a family practice clinic for many years, I know the dangers of MRSA!

  295. Ellie W says:

    I have always used Neosporin in the past, but will definitely try this.

  296. Theresa D says:

    We usually use Neosporin for cuts.The SAFESKIN gel sounds like a good alternative.

  297. Deanna G. says:

    I usually use Neosporin, SAFESKIN gel sounds really great & I was not aware of the dangers of MRSA & kids.

  298. Beth Swanson says:

    I usually use Neosporin, but Safeskin sounds like a great idea. Yes, MRSA is out there and it’s not something to be ignored!

  299. laurie nemeth says:

    Would be so helpful right now

  300. Lisa Garner says:

    I usually use Bactine and the put a bandaid on my childrens cuts. I llove that the Safeskin lasts up to 48 hours for longer protection. I knew a little bit about MRSA but did not know how dangerous it could be for children.

  301. Daniel M says:

    just antibacterial ointment and a bandaid usually, haven’t tried safeskin

  302. Anthony says:

    I like that it is latex free

  303. 1955nurse says:

    Glad you’re getting the word out about MRSA – it can get REALLY bad Really quickly – and PREVENTION is always better! I generally use a saline-based wound wash, but I WILL be picking up some of this for my grandkids!!! Thanks for the chance….

  304. Sumer says:

    I use hydrogen peroxide, neosporin and band-aids for minor stuff in our house. I think SafeSkin is a good idea since yes, I did know about the dangers of mrsa but never thought about it much.

  305. Sherry S. says:

    I usually use Neosporin and bandaids. I love the colors and no I wasn’t aware of the danger.

  306. Jammie says:

    We usually clean the ouchie out then put a band aid on it. We always keep the area clean.

  307. Jimmy says:

    I usually use bandages. Safeskin seems like a great product though so I’ll give it a try. No, I wasn’t aware of the dangers of MRSA & kids

  308. We wash it out with peroxide then add neosporin, but the SAFESKIN gel sounds great. I am aware of the dangers of MRSA–did you know SPIDERS carry MRSA!?

  309. melina r says:

    I always use triple antibiotic cream. I am aware of MRSA and it is scary

  310. amberlyn johnson says:

    I usually use neosporen. Im always willing to try something new.

  311. Derek Timm says:

    I usually use Neosporin. I will be trying out the Safeskin gel.

  312. Carolyn N. says:

    I like that it is latex free and the kids love the colors.
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  313. Amanda S. says:

    I usually go with neosporin and bandaids

  314. Heather S says:

    the fun colors are great

  315. Susie says:

    I usually use neosporin brand.

  316. rebecca day says:

    I learned that this product is available at all Walmart stores

  317. Karen says:

    I usually use neosporin. I don’t have kids, so I don’t know much about MRSA. Thanksfor the giveaway.

  318. Brittney House says:

    I usually use neosporin

  319. Sonya says:

    We normally use neosporin and bandaids, but we’ve used Safeskin in the past and love it!

  320. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I usually start with cleaning the area with soap and water, then tripke antibiotic ointment and a bandage. I was not aware of the safeskin getl but am terribly aware of MRSA.

  321. Ashley Tucker says:

    I like that it’s latex free!

  322. April V. says:

    I usually use the Walgreens generic antiseptic gel for cuts and scrapes.

  323. Katy says:

    I use bandaids. I think the gel is neat. No, I wasn’t aware of the dangers.

  324. Jill L says:

    Definitely wasn’t aware of the dangers. I always just wash it off and use a bandaid.

  325. Angela Neynaber says:

    I use Neosporin but Iam thinking aout trying this out.

  326. amy deeter says:

    neosporin and bandaid
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

  327. JoAnn F. says:

    Great it’s latex free!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  328. april yedinak says:

    I clean with soap and water, apply antibiotic ointment and bandages.

  329. Linda says:

    I use peroxide, neosporin and a bandaid. I be interested in trying this.

  330. Lisa Brooks says:

    Latex & fragrance free makes all the difference to me. =)

  331. Amber Porter says:

    I usually just wash it off and put polysporin on it. I had not heard of Safeskin but I like it. I wasn’t aware of MRSA. Thanks for the info.

  332. ashley says:

    I like that they come in bright colors!

  333. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    I usually use neosporin but this look promising

  334. Erica C. says:

    I usually use Neosporin. I’m definitely aware of MRSA since I had to battle it myself years ago.

  335. Kathy Pease says:

    this sounds awesome I usually use bandaids and neosporin for cuts and bruises and I was not aware of the dangers of mrsa

  336. We usually just wash out the cut with soap and water and cover it with a bandaid. I’ll definitely be picking up some SafeSkin now though after reading this!

  337. Shannon says:

    I usually just clean and bandage scrapes but these sound great, I’m always worried about infections and such

  338. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    we use neosporin…no i wasn’t aware of the danger of mrsa

  339. Lynn says:

    I usually do not use anything on myself, but I work with other people’s kids and I put Neosporine on them

  340. Annemarie Z. says:

    We usually wash and pat the cut area and then put a band-aid on it.
    I like that it is latex-free!

  341. Lisa says:

    I like the colors.

  342. katie says:

    I always put Neosporin and a bandage on cuts to prevent infection. I had heard of MRSA but never knew all the details–thank you for the informative post!

  343. Kim Reid says:

    I have used Neosporin to dress scrapes and cuts, I will check into Safeskin – Thanks!

  344. Melissa VandenBerg says:

    I work in healthcare and MRSA can be very scary. This is an excellent product. its important to get the scrape cleaned and put something on it! Great information….thanks

  345. Brenda Elsner says:

    I usually use neosporin and cover with a bandaid. I have never tried the safe skin gel.

  346. Pamela Halligan says:

    I did realize the danger of MRSA with kids. I usually use band aids on cuts and scrapes with Neosporin, but Safe Skin sounds more effective. Tanks for the giveaway.

  347. Vicki D. says:

    I’ve always put on a disinfecting spray.

  348. Mindy McCrea says:

    I usually use Neosporin cream for cuts and scratches. I was not aware of MRSA before reading this. I think SAFESKIN sounds like a great product, and I am definitely interested in getting it if it means keeping my child healthy.

  349. jeannine s says:

    I wash the cut, put on creme then a bandaid

  350. Claire McKeon says:

    I usually either just put a bandaid on or use neosporin, but now I am aware that is probably not enough. Yikes!

  351. r hicks says:

    we use neosporin. I like safeskin a lot and want to try it out. That infection scares the daylights out of me because a lot of folks get it!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  352. Chrystal J. says:

    I usually use Neosporin. I didn’t know about the dangers of MRSA. I would love to try this.

  353. Tanya White says:

    I usually use neosporin but I like the idea of safeskin it is something i will try with my children

  354. Great giveaway – thanks for hosting it! 🙂

  355. We usually use Neosporin. I think the gel sounds like a good idea, might be easier to get Ian to use it. I didn’t know about the dangers before this campaign.

  356. Denise Donaldson says:

    I usually use soap, water, and neosporin. I will give safeskin a try. Yes I am aware of MRSA. It is scary!

  357. Patrice P. says:

    For cuts and scrapes, we wash the area well, then apply Neosporin. I like all the benefits of Safeskin and it sounds superior to Neosporin. I do know that anyone, including children, can contract MRSA.

  358. Liz Neal says:

    I usually use Neosporin for scrapes and cuts. I have never used Safeskin Gel, but would be willing to try it. Well, I figure
    just about anyone can get MRSA, but yes, I have heard about cases in children.

  359. Morgan Lepley Edger says:

    I usually use Neosporin, but I like the idea of Safeskin! The fun colors are adorable!

  360. bryan e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…aware of MSRA; clean wounds with a betadine soap & water, antibiotic ointment, dress with gauze & tape.

  361. Tara says:

    I’ve never tried safeskin. We always use bandaids.

  362. Charity S says:

    I use an anti-bacterial cleaner. Also, I wasn’t aware of the benefits of Safeskin.

  363. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I wash cuts with soap and water and put antibacterial gel on it such as Neosporin. I had never heard of Safeskin before, but it sounds like a great product. I also had no idea that kids were at such a risk for MSRA.

  364. Marla Bland says:

    We usually use Neosporin for cuts and scrapes. I think Safeskin gel sounds awesome! I am aware of the dangers of MRSA. I am a technology specialist in a grade school and I need to wipe down the keyboards and mice with MRSA germ killing wipes a few times each school year.

  365. vivian says:

    usually band aides
    never used safeskin.

  366. JaKell M says:

    e-mailed you my info, thank you!!!!!!!!!

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