Elastoplast Plastic Water-Resistant 40 Plasters
Elastoplast Plastic Water-Resistant - water-resistant protection for minor, everyday wounds.
Elastoplast Plastic Water-Resistant Plasters are a traditional plaster, suitable for all purposes. Stays in place with strong adhesion that seals all around the wound, keeping dirt and germs out. The plastic backing is made from a breathable material that is water and dirt repellent – helping these plasters stay in place for longer during day-to-day activities.
- Breathable material
- Strong adhesion
Each plaster has a non-stick wound pad that cushions the wound while absorbing excess blood and fluid. Available in a variety of different sized strips and shapes that are suitable for all types of smaller wounds.
All-purpose and perfect for the medical cabinet at home.
Step 1 - Clean the wound and gently wipe away any foreign objects such as dirt or grit.
Step 2 - Dry the skin around the cut or graze very carefully.
Step 3 - Apply plaster without stretching it, to avoid creases.
Wear during activities that lead to discomfort. Seek medical advice if in doubt about the injury. Only use on clean, intact skin. The product should be applied as illustrated. Ensure product is not uncomfortably tight and blood flow is not restricted. Avoid wearing for prolonged periods e.g. whilst sleeping. Do not use if you have a known allergy to any of the specified materials. Consult a physician and stop use if a rash develops, pain is prolonged or if conditions worsen.
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.