What is Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream?

Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream is the classic Sudocrem product that has been parent’s simple, effective ally for 90 years. It is great for soothing sore skin and treating nappy rash and has been proven to rapidly reduce the redness, swelling, heat and pain of nappy rash with 24 hours.



How does Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream work?

Sudocrem is clinically proven to soothe, heal and protect. It works in three simple ways:

  • It contains an emollient that soothes sore or inflamed skin.
  • It works as a mild local anaesthetic to help ease pain and irritation.
  • A water-repellent base forms a protective barrier, helping to stop any irritants (urine and faeces) coming into contact with the skin.



Where can I buy Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream?

Sudocrem is available at many retailers, supermarkets and pharmacies in the UK. Please visit our Where to Buy page for more information. If you would like to know where you can buy Sudocrem outside of the United Kingdom, please find your country’s Sudocrem website using the dropdown menu in the top right of this page.



Sudocrem pot sizes

Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream comes in 400g, 250g, 175g, 125g and 60g sized tubs.

The 60g tub is around the size of a baby food jar and is hand luggage compliant; ideal for air travel and holidays in general, though Sudocrem does usually count as a liquid with regards to hand luggage security requirements in most parts of world. Please check with your airline for more information before you travel.



Why is Sudocrem called Sudocrem?

Sudocrem was invented by a Dublin pharmacist called Thomas Smith in 1931. He originally called his unique formula “Smith’s Cream” and then quickly changed it again to “Soothing Cream”. Dubliners pronounced “Soothing Cream” as “Sudo cream” and this name stuck. The name officially changed in 1950 to Sudocrem.

Sudocrem is still manufactured in Ireland, in the Dublin suburb of Baldoyle.



Does Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream have any known side effects?

Side effects of Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream include local hypersensitivity occasionally. There have been no reported cases of an overdose. If you think you have encountered a side effect or adverse event in relation to Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream, please contact us here.



Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream ingredients

The ingredients in Antiseptic Healing Cream are: Zinc oxide, Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl cinnamate, Lanolin, Purified Water, Sodium Benzoate, Paraffin wax, Microcrystalline wax, Heavy Liquid Paraffin, Synthetic Beeswax, Sorbitan sesquioleate, Propylene glycol, Antioxidant (Formulation consisting of Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), Citric acid and Propylene Glycol), Linalyl acetate, and Lavender.



Is Sudocrem antiseptic?

Yes, Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream contains benzyl alcohol which is an antiseptic. Due to the antiseptic properties, it helps treat and prevent infections. It is also a local anaesthetic which helps reduce discomfort.



Who makes Sudocrem?

Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream is owned by Teva and is manufactured in Ireland by Tosara Pharma Limited.