“ Brand: Asda / Type: Wound Dressing / Dosage Form: Strips „
Asda Smart Price Dressing Strip
Having two very active and boisterous boys in the house means that having a full first aid kit is a necessity. My boys are constantly skidding, running and climbing and inevitably end up with a fair few grazed knees and elbows. Although I prefer to clean them up and leave them open to the air, sometimes plasters are needed. My youngest thinks its fantastic when he gets the honour of a plaster...his little war wound is then showed off to every visitor...boys!!!
Well I used to buy the expensive patterned ones but found that they tended to loss there stickiness very quickly and if your using a plaster to keep a cut clean, it falling off is not ideal. I`ve always liked a bargain and decided to try these, they cost me around 28p for about a meter of stripping, which is about 6cm wide. Fantastic value!!! Well it wasn't long before the first casualty required a plaster on the knee...well I couldn't actually see a `boo-boo` but I was assured that there was one there at that it hurt...lol!
The great thing about stripping as opposed to plasters is that you can cut it to size which makes it a lot more practical and value for money. The strip cuts easily and has the usual plastic labels protecting the sticky fabric that can be removed as needed.
These are fabric plaster which I prefer to wash proof plaster as they tend to stick and stay better. There is as you would expect a small, thin white pad along the centre which is what you place on the wound and then the orangey/red fabric strip is what is used to secure it. The only down side is that the seal isn't all the way around due to you needing to cut it, but this is easily rectified but placing another piece on should it be necessary. They are made of fairly stretchy fabric which is ideal for knees, elbows and fingers.
When I had cause to use them for myself, due to my clumsiness cutting an onion, they worked great, stayed on securely and was absorbent enough for small wounds, which are the two primary jobs of a plaster. I wouldn't say these are for larger wounds but small cuts and grazes and imaginary "boo-boos" it's perfect. This is an ideal addition to any parent's first aid kit.
The strip comes in white box with green writing, which is the asda "no frills" design and to be fair has no impact on the product inside. The value is amazing though!
The product code is 938881
These are made in China for
Asda Stores Limited
Overall I found this product to be great value and did exactly what I required it to do effectively. I would definitely recommend.
We all get cuts and grazes now and again. I often get blisters on my feet aswell. The Asda Smart Price Dressing Strip measures 6cm wide X 1metre in length. Priced at a very reasonable 28pence I were most surprised at the quantity of product I got for such a small amount. The 1 metre length has lasted a long time and I am probably only halfway through it.
The Dressing Strip comes in typical Asda Smart Price packaging. The distinct green and white packaging states only the important information and is very simple in design and form. There is a small green cross on the box to suggest this is a medical product, other than that the packing is typical of this range. The box contains basic use information on it, such as cutting dressings down to the correct size accorgding to the size of the wound. Cleaning the wound is vital before covering it up, as contamination is what you are trying to prevent with dressings and plasters.
The dressing strip is designed to be cut to size according to your needs. If you have a small finger cut you would cut a much thinner amount off than if you had a larger cut on your knee, for example. The beauty of this is that you effectively have the ability to cut the plaster to your needs. The only limitations are that the plaster must be 6cm in width. For the price you are getting an unlimited number of plasters - I think dressing strips in general are very useful.
The backing is easy to remove from the back of the dressing strip and application is simple. I think the dressing sticks reasonably well to the skin, though I wouldn't like to say it is super strong in all fairness. For the price there really can be no complaint with the product. I use these plasters for general minor cuts and they give me the reassurance that the wound is protected from the elements. A worthwhile Asda Smart Price product.
Plasters are a must have item in my first aid box. I am prone to cutting my fingers when chopping the vegtables and if not me it will be one of the children. My daughter just started walking this summer and she is such a determined thing she walks fast and trips over, cuts and scraped knees but a plaster always helps with the two second recovery. Running short on plasters i was in Asda checking out the shelf when i spotted the Asda smart price plasters at a cheap price i had to give them a try.
Asda smart price plaster comes in a cardboard box that's white and green stating at the top its a smart price product. Asda smart price plasters cost £0.29p. I wasn't expecting them to be super but i am very pleased with them ill never pay for a brand again.
This is a strip of plaster that you cut to which i really liked because if its a large cut a normal plaster would not cover the whole wound so for me this is good. It measures roughly 1 inch wide and come in a 1 meter roll.
The plasters roll is browny in colour like most fabric plasters and has a sticky back plastic on it with the dressing strip down the middle. Cutting off a plaster is easy as the scissors glide through the material with easy, getting a straight line is as good as your cutting, for me slightly wonky but still good enough to cover a wound.
To use after cutting a plaster of peel back the plastic paper and stick over or wrap around the wound. The dressing is absorbent and keep the blood inside the plaster and the sticky part is strong and doesn't come off easily even in the bath.
I am very happy with the smart price plaster and ideal for keeping in the first aid box ready for use. Why pay more and to be honest i think the fabric plasters are better than the plastic coated ones as they always fall off. Cover my needs for keeping a wound dry and protected.
I highly recommend the bargain Asda smart price plaster roll.
I have a skin condition on my hands which makes them quite sore at times, so to keep dirt etc out of any abrasions I usually apply a plaster when I am working in the kitchen. I like to buy a dressing strip rather than ready-cut plasters as it is more versatile to cut to the size you need.
Asda dressing strip is one of the cheaper ones on the market. I hadn't tried it before and really need to save the pennies these days so thought I'd give it a go.
The 1m strip is sold in a small box and costs just 28p. When you consider how much Elastoplast costs, that is quite a saving!
The labelling is the usual white and green of the Asda Smart Price range.
The dressing strip is not as thick as others I have used and is fairly pale in colour. The padded gauze is soft, but again quite thin. If you are dressing a cut and it is still bleeding slightly, it will come through to the outside of the strip. I found the stickiness of the strip not all that good. Any slight greasiness or dampness to the skin will prevent it from sticking at all.
Once on, the plaster sticks to itself for a while, but I found that within an hour or so it started to come off. You certainly could not get the area wet. I was forever having to reapply new strips of plaster to the affected areas on my fingers.
I think if you need this for areas of skin that do not get wet regularly, such as knees, this would be OK. I have used other makes of dressing strip that have been much more effective though.
In short, this is a fairly cheap dressing strip which is OK for minor abrasions on knees, but not all that effective on hands.
I am what my Mother often refers to as a clumsy clot! I am forever cutting and banging myself not to mention of late getting bitten by three new hamsters I have bought and being accident prone with a razor. Recently as well my flatmate and boyfriend have been helping me to decorate the flat and move furniture about and I can't tell you how much blood we have lost between the three of us of late!
I always have a box of plasters in my medicine cabinet in the bathroom though always buy what I think of as cheap ones and more often than not when you do that you get one size of so many in a box. This dressing strip is simply 1 metre of sticky plaster on a roll so you can cut it to your desired size and this made sense to try out to me and at 28p for a whole metre too I really thought that was incredibly cheap!
The box the dressing strip comes in is white and bright green and on the front of it we are told that it is Asda 'Smart Price' Dressing Strip 'Size: 6cm x1 metre' and there is a small green cross against the otherwise white background. On the back of the box other information listed includes being told how to use it and cautions are given and contact details for Asda are listed of course. Cheap looking box but to me its always the product that counts and you can always discard the box if you want to of course!
The Dressing Strip Itself:
What you get as I have already pointed out is one long and reasonably thick light orangy coloured, material plaster/dressing with white backing on it that you simply pull off to reveal the sticky side. The benefit of this dressing of course, again as I have previously pointed out is that you can cut it as small or as large as you wish to.
Cutting it is easy as it putting it on wounds though this isn't really all that sticky really and this is not a waterproof plaster/dressing therefore it is best placed where you don't get wet or need to do too much activity.
They are also not all that absorbent. This does have a small, thin, white pad to the centre of it but it is smooth and integrated into the dressing so for really bloody wounds forget it really with these.
These have a place in my medicine cabinet but I find them most useful on areas of injuries I am not pouring of blood from and basically just want to protect from dirt and keep from harms way a bit. On fingers and the likes (as a plaster) you have no hope of keeping it on long and like I say from liquids these simply don't protect at all.
However it is a dressing, opposed to a plaster so use it that way and it works ok!
Only available in Asda stores costing 28p a roll (within the box).