“ Dosage Form: Plasters / Type: Plasters „
Asda waterproof plasters!
Having grand children around the house they are the usual clumsy kids just as clumsy as all kids and adults alike. My wife bought this box of Asda waterproof plasters last summer to keep in the medicine cupboard so that we would have a ready supply for their trips, cuts and grazes.
What are they like?
The plasters come in a small Green white box with a red lid and contain 40 individually wrapped sterile plasters of different sizes. They cost £1 per pack which you might think is good value working out at two and a half pence per plaster. The plasters are made in China.
So how do they perform do they stick?
Well actually no do they heck! For a start the outer wrapping of each plaster is quite flimsy and difficult to tear open. The plasters are quite thin and actually appear quite cheap. My problem with these is that they are quite flimsy and worse they tend not to stick. Knowing what kids are like they get dirty quite quickly and these plasters just do not adhere to the skin. Even wrapping the plaster around a little finger so that the adhesive part of the plaster sticks to part of the outer surface of the plaster it sticks initially but after half an hour or even less I have found them to lose their adhesiveness and fall off. You know what it is like if you get a small nick on your hand it is almost a guarantee that you will knock the exact spot every time you move your hand. The plaster should be padded slightly to offer some comfort and protection but the padding inside is very thin.
Would I recommend them?
To be honest no I wouldn't. I think that if you are going to buy a plaster at all it is probably prudent to spend a few more pennies and buy another well-known trusted brand of plaster. I know plasters are notoriously difficult to keep in situ especially if you continue to use the affected part for example a hand. The aim of a plaster is to keep the wound clean and protect the area from contamination and infection so that healing can take place however due to the lack of adhesiveness water is able to enter under the plaster and make the wound wet and before you know it the plaster is either hanging off or has fallen off.
A cheap and waste of time product. A false economy!
Just lately I have been an absolute disaster in the kitchen. I used to tell my boyfriend off for being so clumsy with the kitchen knives and cutting himself but these last few weeks I am covered in knife cuts and cooker burns!
I bought a couple of boxes of these Asda Washproof plasters as I am allergic to the fabric kind (these are the plasticy plasters). I ended up having to use 3-4 of these a day on my cut thumb as every time I washed my hands the stickiness weakened too much so the plaster would slide off.
These come in a box of 40 in three different sizes as shown on the front of the box. I have found that I tend to use the standard size plasters all up and I'm left with lots of boxes of the tiny ones! At 48p per box these appear to be good value if you avoid water as in my opinion they are not wash proof.
I think these plasters would be ok in an area that doesn't come into contact with water so much but they are not ideal at all for hands or fingers. For the price, they stayed on and protected well until it came to washing my hands so I would keep them in the first aid box but use them in other places.
A good plaster for keeping the germs and the dirt out but do not test the wash proof theory!
Plasters are a staple item in any First Aid Kit and the Asda Waterproof Plasters are something I purchased recently when I popped into Asda. Priced at under a pound for 40 plasters they are very cheap indeed, though unfortunately this is also reflected in the performance of the product.
There are a variety of sizes in the box and therefore you can select the right size for the cut or graze you are dealing with. Often boxes of plasters just have strip plasters in, so this is a positive having a variety of shapes and sizes in one box. The plasters didn't inspire confidence from the start, as they are very thin and flimsy and although they have a waterproof coating and perforations to allow your skin to breathe I didn't find the experience good at all.
The plasters do appear to stick well once applied to your skin, and they do last for a few hours. Depending on where you position the plaster obviously effects how long it will stay on your skin, but I find the Asda Waterproof Plasters to offer no such resistance to wear and it is only a matter of time before it falls off. This is often unexpected and can mean you losing the plaster without realising for some time. I think the adhesion is something Asda could really work on and therefore have a much better performing plaster.
The other point to note is the waterproof qualities of the Asda Waterproof Plasters. They certainly won't last through having a shower, or doing the washing-up. I have even found that if I am walking outside in the rain, that the plasters can easily fall off in such conditions. The top surface of the plasters are waterproof, but water can easily get into the adhesive layer and overall I am not convinced that these are very waterproof at all. The only circumstances in which I would possibly find them useful is that if you just used them on finger cuts. By wrapping the plaster around on itself the adhesion is much better on itself than your skin, so they do last a lot longer by using them on fingers or toes if you suffer from blisters.
Overall I wouldn't recommend the Asda Waterproof Plasters. There are other similarly priced variety packs of plasters available from other brands and they do perform better than these. I am mose disappointed by the performance and I won't be buying these again.
I picked up these waterproof plasters as they were relatively cheap and I thought that they would be a handy thing to have in the house as there is nothing worse than when you have a plaster on and it goes missing only to be found floating in the sink after doing the dishes or else clogging up the drain after a bath or shower.
They come from Asda and cost 83p which gets you a box containing 40 plasters. They come in a variety of different shapes so that in theory there should be the right one for your cut or scrape without you having to cut it to size.
The plasters are made from a very thin material and are coated with a waterproof outer layer which stops water getting into the cut but they are perforated to make them 'breathable'. To be honest you can tell straight away that they are on the cheaper end of the scale especially compared to the decent plasters you can get but a plaster is a plaster at the end of the day.
The problem with these is that they are so thin that it is actually hard to get them on a cut properly and I ended up wasting just as many as I actually managed to use. Because they are so thin when I took the backing off them they would literally just fold in on themselves before I had a chance to put them where I wanted and when I would try and unfold them they would stretch and tear.
The few times I actually managed to get them on my skin they did a decent enough job and I found that as long as I made sure that I wound the plaster tightly around my finger or toe (which was the only places I used them) then they stayed put for at least a day (on my finger) or a few hours on my toe.
As for them being waterproof they didn't perform this too well and the few times I tried doing dishes or going for a shower with them on they came off just like other cheap fabric plasters.
I definitely wouldn't buy them again. Not only weren't they waterproof but they were too thin and gave absolutely no cushioning effect to the areas that I used them on. I do buy cheap plasters for my medicine box but just the fabric ones and would now only buy the more expensive waterproof ones as these proved to be a waste of money.
I recently bought some Asda Washproof Plasters to top up my home first aid box - and to be honest, I really wish I hadn't bothered! The came in a small cardboard box which contains 40 plasters of assorted sizes but none of them really big enough to be very useful to anything other than the tiniest cut. While it's true that the plasters only cost 83p - which equates to just 2p per plaster - this would only be good value if the plasters were worth having and, quite frankly, they're not!
The plasters are flesh coloured and are rectangular in shape - and like I said, not really of any size that would be particularly useful. There is a very small lint area in the centre of the plaster, but this is also miniscule and too small to be of any use. The outer layer of the plaster is washproof (not waterproof!) and so this implies that they will cope with getting a little wet but not with being completely immersed in water. The adhesive part of the plaster is backed with paper which you need to peel off before sticking to the skin....
Well.....I say "stick" but these plasters do not stick to the skin. For one small cut, I used five different plasters in a 24 hour period because they kept peeling off. It was very irritating and frustrating because I really would expect it to be able to stay put for a few days - and in the end I just gave up and left the cut uncovered. In addition to this, I developed a small rashy area around where the plaster was put and I do not normally react to plasters or elastoplast so this was unexpected. The rash did disappear within a few hours and so it wasn't a bad reaction, but they were definitely an irritation to my skin.
Overall I absolutely do not recommend these plasters and just think you should save your money!
I am a really clumsy person which is why in my home and in my bag I have boxes of plaster everywhere! Getting through rather alot of them I decided the other day to buy a box of 'cheap' ones from Asda only costing 48p a box for 40 of them and to pop them in my bag for emergencies for the reasons I have just stated!
The box looks cheap being square in shape with a green and white coloured theme going on. On the front of the box I am told that they are Asda 'Smart Price' 40 Washproof Plasters and there is a green cross on there and their price is clearly stated. Other information on the box includes being told how to use them and cautions are given and contact details for Asda are listed. Like I say it is a cheap looking box but it is an informative one at least.
The size of the plasters is not stated but they are rather long oblongs and not very wide at all. Each one comes between a couple of pieces of paper that you simply peel off and then to the back of each plaster (which is of course sticky backed!) again there are two bits of paper you peel off, which happens with ease.
The plasters are a pinkish colour and slightly textured to the outside with a waterproof coating. The inside has a thin section of white cotton wool (but smooth and not very thick at all) for mopping up a bit of blood or puss or whatever.
However these are terrible plasters all round. When you pull off the paper backing of the plaster the ends quickly fold and get stuck to the middle of the plaster if your not really fast and careful and they really are not very sticky from the moment you pop them on your skin.
The cotton wool padding isn't thick enough at all and sops nothing really up and basically the biggest issue with these is that they are not waterproof as they slide off and are just not thick and sticky enough t do even a small job.
A waste of money? These are in my opinion. They are not very good quality at all and I find them tricky to use in every way and because of that...sorry Asda I can't recommend people to use these!
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