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Waterproof Plasters from 'Asdont'
Asda Waterproof Plasters
Member Name: danny691
Asda Waterproof Plasters
Advantages: Very cheap, variety of sizes.
Disadvantages: Poor adhesion, not waterproof.
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.
Summary: Only worthwhile in certain circumstances.