8-Trek Tube: the economical all-purpose ointment

2017-07-20 06:00

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TEN lucky Kouga Express readers stand the chance of winning an 8-Trek hamper.

8-Trek has grown in popularity and now it is available in a bigger 50ml tube size.

Medicine chests usually contain countless different remedies to deal with various minor skin problems and 8-Trek is an all-purpose ointment that can treat minor wounds, grazes, insect bites, eczema, rasher, splinters, thorns, ingrown nails/hairs and boils.

To treat grazes or cuts, only a small amount of 8-Trek ointment will be needed but when treating ingrown hairs, thorns or splinters, a more generous dab of 8-Trek ointment should be applied to the wound and then covered. 8-Trek ointment will help draw out any impurities by softening the skin around the infected area and the dressing should not be changed for the first 24 hours. Thereafter, it can be changed twice daily.

If not treated promptly, boils can be painful and spread infection which can cause complications. Also, if left untreated, boils can recur and the infection will spread. To treat a boil, apply a generous amount of 8-Trek ointment and cover it with an absorbent dressing for protection. 8-Trek will help soften the affected area and draw out any pus and impurities. It is important to note that should a boil does not respond to home treatment fairly quickly, a medical practitioner should be seen. *Boils should never be “popped” as this may spread the infection to surrounding areas.

When treating any wound large or small, it is important to wash hands well and clean the wound with a mild antiseptic. Then the wound should also be dried thoroughly before applying 8-Trek ointment and a dressing. As it is safe to use on children, 8-Trek ointment can be kept in sports bags, travel bags and school bags in addition to medicine cabinets.

The 8-Trek all-purpose ointment 25ml tube is available from Dis-Chem and Independent pharmacies for around R39 and the 25ml 8-Trek tub is R30.


Ten lucky Kouga Express readers stand the chance to win an 8-Trek hamper containing a tub and a tube of 8-Trek.

To stand a chance to win, find the competition on the Kouga Express Facebook Page - Kouga Express Newspaper - and leave your contact details in the comment section.

The competition comes to an end at noon on July 28.

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