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meglet | 19:48 Wed 06th Sep 2017 | Body & Soul
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Unopened, but expired in 2006! Would you use it?

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Thanks Bernie...one of my favourite Tate clips !
I wouldn't waste a quid on a new tube, I would risk skin irritation first.
It's in a sealed tube. It's as good as the day it was made.
"Common sense post from Eddie" ^^
mikey......maybe OR maybe not.
If by "going off" one means , like cheese, infected, fungus invaded, Eddie is correct.....it is an antiseptic FGS but, if he means effective as an antiseptic then there maybe a problem.
Over the years the molecular configuration may have changed to lessen it's antiseptic effect,or even abolished it.
So, not necessarily common sense by Eddie.....mikey.
However, I would still use it.
Sqad....your imprimatur is good enough for me !
Yes. Id use it. Asits in a tube the air hasnt got to it. Im sure it will be fine.No reason to go out and get a new one. It would be different if it was in a tub and the air had got to it.
These sorts of creams can physically "go off" ie separate, even in a tube and especially if stored at warmish temperature. When opened and squeezed, you may find lots of liquid comes out...carry on squeezing and eventually the solid part will appear - often hardened or granular and not that easy to spread. That's what would make me discard it.
Methinks that many who have advised to chuck it out use the same logic that forces those who find salad in their fridge one day past their use by date to chuck that out as well.

Wake up and smelll the coffee folks. Savlon cream eleven years out of date will not cause an adverse reaction to the user and most certainly will be more beneficial than no antiseptic at all. Use by date in pharmaceuticals such as creams are only there to increase the profits of the manufacturer at the behest of the consumer. Take it all with a pinch of salt.
gingejbee,claiming that liquid may come out of the tube does not mean that liquid will come out the tube. You cannot assert that this will happen in each and every case.
^^^^ which is why I used the words "may" and "can" - with no hint of assertion that it definitely would. We are talking about a tube of inexpensive cream that COULD have been manufactured up to 15 years ago...nothing to get so het up about.
Incidentally, comparing this with discarding an over-date perishable food isn't a plausible comparison at all.

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