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Wound Care

One thing we often don’t think of when moving abroad is what the locals use to clean up a cut, scrape, or burn. When the products all look different and the package is unintelligible, how are we supposed to know what to buy?

In this section you can see the most popular antiseptics and burn ointments in Japan.
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Antiseptics


Makiron S

Makiron S

Antiseptic for minor cuts, abrasions, and blisters.

Available in 2 sizes and spray type.


Active ingredients (per 100ml):
  • Benzethonium chloride 0.1g
  • Allantoin 0.2g
  • Chlorpheniramine maleate 0.2g


Other ingredients:
Ethanol, sodium chloride, pH modifier, flavor, thymol, l-menthol

Instructions for use:
Apply to affected area for disinfection as needed. This product can be sprayed directly on affected area or applied with cotton or gauze. Do not use this product on deep wounds, severe burns, or skin injuries that cover a wide area. If you have a deep, severe, or broad injury, seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, flush immediately with water. If any symptoms develop, see an ophthalmologist. Children should only use this product under adult supervision. This product is for external use only. Do not ingest.

For full product insert, see the following links.

English source: https://www.daiichisankyo-hc.co.jp/package_insert_foreign/pdf/makiron_s_1.pdf

Japanese source: http://www.daiichisankyo-hc.co.jp/products/details/makiron_s/




Makiron S (Jet & Spray)

Makiron S (Jet & Spray)

For disinfecting scrapes, scratches, cuts, shoe sores


Active ingredients (per 100mL):
  • Benzethonium chloride 0.1g
  • Allantoin 0.2g
  • Chlorpheniramine maleate 0.2g


Inactive ingredients:
Ethanol, pH regulator, fragrance, thymol, l-menthol, nitrogen

Instructions for use:
Rinse the area thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris at the wound site, and pat dry.

Turn the top either left to spray or right for jet, and spray liberally. Pat with gauze. Bandage the area as you normally would. Repeat as necessary.

Keep out of direct sunlight.
Keep out of reach of children.

If you experience any skin irritation while using this product, stop use immediately and contact your doctor or dermatologist.
Do not get in eyes or ingest this product. If contact with eyes occurs, thoroughly rinse with water. If further irritation develops, contact your opthalmologist. If ingested, seek medical attention.


For full product insert, see the following link.
Japanese source: https://www.daiichisankyo-hc.co.jp/package_insert/pdf/makiron_s_jet_1.pdf




Makkin α

Makkin α

For disinfecting scrapes, scratches, cuts, shoe sores


Active ingredients:
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate solution (20w/v%) 0.175mL


Inactive ingredients:
Fragrance

Instructions for use:
Rinse the area thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris at the wound site, and pat dry.
Spray Makkin α liberally and pat with gauze. Bandage the area as you normally would. Repeat as necessary.

Keep out of direct sunlight.
Keep out of reach of children.

If you experience any skin irritation while using this product, stop use immediately and contact your doctor or dermatologist.
Do not get in eyes or ingest this product. If contact with eyes occurs, thoroughly rinse with water. If further irritation develops, contact your opthalmologist. If ingested, seek medical attention.

For full product insert, see the following link.
Japanese source: https://www.tamagawa-eizai.co.jp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/makkina70ml_t.pdf



Ethanol IP Kenei

Ethanol IP Kenei

Ethanol IP Kenei

This product is intended to be used as a wound disinfectant. This should only be used with minor cuts and abrasions.


Ingredients:
  • Ethanol(C2H6O)76.9~81.4% by volume
  • Isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol)


Instructions for use:
Apply to affected area for disinfection as needed. This product can be poured/sprayed directly on affected area or applied with cotton or gauze. If you have a deep, gaping, or broad wound, do not use this product; seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, flush immediately with water. If any symptoms develop, see an ophthalmologist. Children should only use this product under adult supervision. This product is for external use only. Do not put this product into any other containers or products. Do not use this product on fabric or furniture as it may cause discolouration or deterioration.
Store this product in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

Keep out of reach of children.

Do not use near heat or fire. This product is highly flammable and is classified as a Class II water-soluble Hazard for alcohol.

Japanese source: http://general.kenei-pharm.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/temp_01-02-11.pdf


Ethanol for Disinfection IK

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Ethanol for Disinfection IK

This product is intended to be used as a wound disinfectant. This should only be used with minor cuts and abrasions.


Ingredients:
  • Ethanol(C2H6O)76.9~81.4% by volume
  • Isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol)


Instructions for use:
Apply to affected area for disinfection as needed. This product can be poured directly on affected area or applied with cotton or gauze. If you have a deep, gaping, or broad wound, do not use this product; seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, flush immediately with water. If any symptoms develop, see an ophthalmologist. Children should only use this product under adult supervision. This product is for external use only. Do not put this product into any other containers or products. Do not use this product on fabric or furniture as it may cause discolouration or deterioration.
Store this product in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

Keep out of reach of children.

Do not use near heat or fire. This product is highly flammable and is classified as a Class II water-soluble Hazard for alcohol.

Japanese source: http://www.taiyo-pharm.co.jp/pdf/ethanol_disinfection_ik_500_new.pdf



Rohto Hibipro Liquid Bandage

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Rohto Hibipro Liquid Bandage

For use on: scrapes, scratches, small cuts, shoe sores, disinfects and protects wounds


Active ingredients:
  • Trichlorocarbanilide 0.1%


Inactive ingredients:
Pyroxylin, dl-camphor, benzyl alcohol, ethyl acetate, ethanol, isopropyl myristate, ether

Instructions for use:
Apply to a clean, dry wound, and allow the gel to dry completely.
Once the gel is dry, the affected area will be protected from water and bacteria. Application may sting, but will subside as the product dries.

If you experience any adverse reactions while using this product, stop use immediately and see your dermatologist.
Do not use on deep cuts or wounds that cover a large area. If you have this kind of wound, please seek medical attention.

Keep away from heat and flame.
Keep out of reach of children.



For full product insert, see the following link.
Japanese source: https://jp.rohto.com/hibipro/liquid-bandage/



Archskin

Archskin

For use on: scrapes, scratches, small cuts, shoe sores, disinfects and protects wounds


Active ingredients:
  • Trichlorocarbanilide 0.1%


Inactive ingredients:
Celluloid, Isopropyl myristate, Anhydrous ethanol, Ethyl acetate

Instructions for use:
Apply to a clean, dry wound, and allow the gel to dry completely.
Once the gel is dry, the affected area will be protected from water and bacteria. Application may sting, but will subside as the product dries.

If you experience any adverse reactions while using this product, stop use immediately and see your dermatologist.
Do not use on deep cuts or wounds that cover a large area. If you have this kind of wound, please seek medical attention.

Keep away from heat and flame.
Keep out of reach of children.



For full product insert, see the following linka.
English source: https://www.catalog-taisho.com/pdf_product/00321_ProductPDF_en.pdf

Japanese source: https://www.catalog-taisho.com/explanationbook/00321_Explanation1.pdf



Burn Care


Oronine H Ointment

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Oronine H Ointment

Thick white ointment for treatment of minor burns, acne, chapped or flaking skin, chilblains, scratches, dry athlete’s foot, and jock itch.


Active ingredient (per 1g):

  • chlorhexidine gluconate solution (20%) (antiseptic):10mg


Inactive ingredients:
Lauromacrogol, polysorbate 80, sulfuric acid (Al/K), macrogol, glycerin, olive oil, stearyl alcohol, white beeswax, petroleum jelly, self-emulsifying glyceryl stearate, fragrance, purified water

Instructions for use:
Apply to the affected area using absorbent cotton or gauze, or put on directly using a clean finger, depending on the condition of the area. Apply to cleaned and dried skin.

Children should only use this product under adult supervision. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, immediately rinse with water. If you have a severe reaction, seek medical attention from an ophthalmologist. Not for use on eczema or insect bites. Do not use as a makeup base. If symptoms do not improve after 5 to 6 days of continuous use, stop use and take the product to a doctor or pharmacist for consultation.

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
See full product insert at the following link.

English source: http://www.otsuka.co.jp/ohn/lang_en/?lang_tab

Japanese source: http://www.otsuka.co.jp/ohn/?lang_tab


Euthymin D

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Euthymin D

This is a vaseline-base ointment for treatment of minor burns, allergic dermatitis, itching, and rash.


Active ingredients:

  • Dexamethasone (corticosteroid) 0.025%
  • Triclocarban (antimicrobial) 0.5%


Inactive ingredients:
Vaseline (petroleum jelly)

Instructions for use:
Apply as needed to the affected area 2 to 3 times per day. This product is intended for small, minor burns. If you have a large burn, or a burn which is deep, bleeding, and your skin is peeling off, do not use this product. Seek immediate medical attention. 3rd degree burns can be fatal. Do not attempt to treat serious burns on your own.

If your symptoms do not improve after 5 to 6 days of use, stop use and take the product with you to the doctor.
Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not apply to face. Store in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.

The company that makes this product does not provide information in English. If you have questions about this product, its ingredients, usage, or precautions, please use the Japanese product insert below and consult with a Japanese-speaking friend or coworker.

Japanese source: http://search.sato-seiyaku.co.jp/pdf/41.pdf



Dolmycin® Ointment



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Dolmycin® Ointment

This ointment is for the treatment of minor burns and skin irritations, eczema, infectious dermatitis, boils, and skin ulcers.


Active ingredients (per 1 g):

  • Colistin sulfate 5000 units
  • Bacitracin 250 units


Inactive ingredients:
White Vaseline, liquid paraffin

Instructions for use:
Apply as needed 1 to 3 times per day to the affected area.

This product is designed for use over small, minor irritations and burns. If you have a large burn or other skin problem, do not use this product; consult a physician. If you experience rash, redness, hives, sneezing, shortness of breath, or itching while using this product, stop use immediately and consult a physician.

If you have a large burn, or a burn which is deep, bleeding, and your skin is peeling off, do not use this product. Seek immediate medical attention. 3rd degree burns can be fatal. Do not attempt to treat serious burns on your own.
Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not apply to face. Store in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.

The company that makes this product does not provide information in English. If you have questions about this product, its ingredients, usage, or precautions, please use the Japanese product insert below and consult with a Japanese-speaking friend or coworker.

Japanese source: http://www.zeria.co.jp/healthcare/pdf/dorshin_130725.pdf



Wound Care Vocabulary


Japanese Romaji English Pronunciation
消毒
(しょうどく)
shoudoku disinfectant
症状が重い
(しょうじょうがおもい)
shoujou ga omoi severe symptoms

(きず)
kizu small wound
傷口
(きずぐち)
kizuguchi wound opening
深い傷
(ふかいきず)
fukai kizu deep cut
すり傷
(すりきず)
surikizu scrape
切り傷
(きりきず)
kirikizu cut
ひどい hidoi bad/serious
火傷
(やけど)
yakedo burn
ひどいやけど hidoi yakedo bad burn/ severe burn
出血
(しゅっけつ)
shukketsu bleeding/ hemorrhaging
皮膚
(ひふ)
hifu skin
洗浄
(せんじょう)
senjou wash
スプレー supuree spray
発疹
(はっしん/ほっしん)
hasshin/ hosshin rash
患部
(かんぶ)
kanbu area of injury
殺菌
(さっきん)
sakkin disinfect/ sanitize
腫れ
(はれ)
hare swelling
靴ずれ
(くつずれ)
kutsuzure shoe sore (injury caused by the backs of your shoes)
軟膏
(なんこう)
nankou ointment
にきび nikibi pimple/ acne
吹出物
(ふきでもの)
fukidemono boil/ pimple/ carbuncle
少量
(しょうりょう)
shouryou small amount
ガーゼを当てる
(ガーゼをあてる)
gaaze wo ateru apply gauze
化膿
(かのう)
kanou Infected and filled with pus
ふき取る
ふきとる
fukitoru wipe
清潔にする
(せいけつにする)
seiketsu ni suru clean
ひび割れ
(ひびわれ)
hibiware cracked/severely chapped (skin)
重篤な症状
(じゅうとくなしょうじょう)
Juutoku na shoujou serious/severe symptoms



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