Elastoplast Non-Stick Wound Dressing 7.5cm x 5cm - 5 Pack
Elastoplast Non-Stick Wound Dressing -highly absorbent.
- Absorbs moisture and protects wounds from infection
- Five highly absorbent 5cm x 7.5cm non-stick dressings
- Air permeable, absorbent and ideal for larger wounds
- Non-woven material is kind to sensitive skin
- Individual sterile wrapping
- Includes 10m x 1cm paper tape
Individual sterile wrapping Elastoplast Non-Stick Dressings are designed for open wounds, using highly absorbent material to stay dry and clean. The gentle two-sided dressing allows wounds to be compressed and heal without disruption or residue.
Best treated with an appropriate topical medication and secured in place with the included paper tape or Elastoplast Classic or Elastic Fabric Tape. The contents come in individual, sterile wrapping and should not be reused.
Clean wound and surrounding area thoroughly before applying the compress.
Use Elastoplast Gauze Bandage or Elastoplast Fixation Tape to secure the compress in place.
Use Elastoplast Gauze Bandage or Elastoplast Fixation Tape to secure the compress in place. Apply a new dressing at least daily. Seek medical advice immediately for all serious wounds and burns
Always read the label. Follow directions for use. If symptoms persist talk to your healthcare professional. This medicine may not be right for you. Read the warnings before purchase. The pharmacist reserves the right to not supply contrary to our professional and ethical obligation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. How often should I change my plaster?
For hygienic reasons, it is recommended that you change Standard First Aid Dressings daily.
2. Is it better to let small wounds dry at the fresh air instead of putting on a plaster?
It is a commonly held myth about wound care that keeping minor cuts and grazes uncovered helps them to heal faster. The contrary is true! It is proven that covered wounds have a reduced risk of infection and heal more efficiently. Elastoplast plasters are the ultimate addition to your first aid supplies. They provide caring, antibacterial protection until the wounds are completely healed.
3. When should I consult a doctor?
We recommend contacting a medical professional under the following circumstances:
- If the wound is deep and causing major bleeding
- If the wound shows signs of infection such as redness, warmth, pain and swelling
- If there are embedded foreign objects in it
- In the case of animal or human bites
- If the wound is in the area of the face
Of course, whenever you have questions or are uncertain it is advisable to get in contact with a medical professional.
4. What if my wound gets infected, swells, creates pus, or suppurates?
You should contact a medical professional if you recognise any signs of infection. This is not only the occurrence of pus but also swelling, redness, heat, pain, itching or burning. In case of infection the wound will need medical care and special medical treatment.
5. Which plaster should I use for my sensitive skin?
If you have very sensitive skin we recommend using the Elastoplast Sensitive products. These plasters are especially developed for sensitive skin and are very skin friendly and hypoallergenic.
6. Which Elastoplast plaster are waterproof and water resistant?
The Elastoplast Aqua Protect Strips as well as the Heavy Duty Waterproof Fabric range are waterproof and will not go off while washing or showering. All Elastoplast Plastic plasters as well as the Junior plasters are water resistant.
7. How to bandage a wound?
Properly bandaging a wound is often about securing dressing and gauze in place to contain fluids and stave off infection. Wounds on flat surfaces such as the forearm or thigh can be bandaged with a simple firm wraparound technique.
Wounds on and around knees, elbows and other moving joints are a little trickier to keep in place. Contacting your joint as far as you can without pain, wrap the bandage firmly above and below the joint area. Wrap the cloth with opposite ends crossing, over the joint and dressing, and secure firmly in place.