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A God send for grazes and superficial cuts.
Boots Advanced First Aid Spray Plaster
Member Name: garymarsh6
Boots Advanced First Aid Spray Plaster
Advantages: Quick and effective dressing for minor cuts and abrasions.
Disadvantages: No use what so ever for bleeding or oozing wounds.
Boots Advanced first aid spray Plaster.
I have been using a similar product for many years on grazes and superficial cuts and whilst the big name brand dressing is very expensive I was pleased to find that Boots also do an own brand dressing which is just as effective and much cheaper too.
This spray dressing is not a new type of dressing as this type of dressing has been used for years in hospitals to provide a quick and convenient transparent seal against bacteria. It can be used on surgical wounds, superficial cuts, blisters and grazes and provides an easy to use dressing that stays in place. It offers protection to the wound by sealing it which helps stop it getting dirty, stops it getting wet and more importantly stops bacteria getting into the wound and infecting it. Not only that as it is transparent plastic type of skin it helps you keep a check on the condition of the wound without the need to remove it.
Boots advanced first aid spray.
This spray is in a can which contains approximately 40mls of dressing which they reckon can provide up to 50 dressings although in my experience I would dispute that as it is a good idea to make a couple of applications to provide a good seal. It is no good to apply to a bleeding wound as it will just make a mess which will inhibit the plastic dressing drying and sealing the wound properly.
How to use it.
Clean and dry the wound. Hold the can approximately 10 cm away from the wound and spray on the wound in one even application. Wait for this to dry around about 1 minute then reapply another two coats. The dressing dries quite quickly and you can inspect the wound without having to remove the dressing at all. It provides water proof protection to the wound and you can shower or bath as usual but you should not rub the area too much as it will remove parts of the dressing. When the wound has healed then you can rub a bit more vigorously and the dressing will flake off in parts. It will not usually come away on one wash though. When applying to dressing to the wound it may sting a little until it dries off. If the plastic skin starts to peel in places and the wound has not fully healed it can be reapplied quickly.
The dressing is quite useful for grazes to the hands and particularly to the knees after trips. You know how frequently kids trip over, grazing their knees. It is quite useful in providing protection to prevent the wound getting infected. Keep an eye on the wound and surrounding skin in case of allergies. If the surrounding skin becomes red swollen or painful then seek medical assistance.
DO NOT use on the face or on mucous membranes for example the mouth and do not apply to infected wounds..
Would I recommend it?
Yes I would as it is a quick and convenient means of providing a sealed environment for the wound to heal. Although it may seem a tad on the expensive side it is certainly well worth it in my opinion. I thoroughly recommend it as a useful addition to your first aid kit at home.
It is available from boots for £5.99 and if you collect boots advantage points these can be added to your account.
Summary: A very handy item for your first aid kit.
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