I get ridiculous amounts of blisters during the summer, as I have a problem with my feet which means they swell up during the summer months causing my feet to rub in my shoes, thus giving me lots of painful blisters. Recently on a particularly hot day, I wore some espadrilles and I had about 5 blisters per foot. I get blisters very often so carrying around plasters is an ESSENTIAL for me.
I have to buy packs of plasters quite often as I do go through them quite quickly, so buying good quality yet cheap plasters can be a bit of a task. I decided to try these fabric plasters from boots for £2.05 which include 40 assorted plasters. It is a lot cheaper than the normal branded plasters which are usually a lot more expensive and have less plasters in the box. It makes a lot more sense to buy the own brand plasters.
The box is seaweed green with squares in different shades of green containing information about the plasters. The box does become rather rugged and crushed after a few days in your bag, so I would recommend buying a tin of some sort to put the plasters in. The plasters are hypo-allergenic - so they do not contain latex, and are breathable. They are not waterproof, but I don't think any plasters are really waterproof as they all seem to fall off after contact with water.
The plasters are of an average quality. I do find that these fabric plasters last longer than the normal latex plasters, and they tend to be stickier as well. However, they don't feel very nice to wear as they feel quite rough to the touch and peeling them off is not a pleasant experience as they are rather more stickier than their latex counterparts.
They do last a long time but eventually because the edges of the plasters are sticky and get fluff and dirt stuck to them, making them peel off.
The assortment of different sizes is also useful, tiny plasters for little injuries and big plasters for those big 'boo boos'.
The plasters are good for the price, and I can't see any other plasters that are the same price and are half as good as these. A great thing to keep in your bag or in the cupboard for the family. Cheap and cheerful!
A few months ago I bought new shoes for work and as I had already had a pair of the shoes I didn't expect them to rub so didn't go to work prepare and of course you guessed it they rubbed.
There is a little Boots chemist near to work so I popped there on my break and bought a pack of their own brand plasters. The plasters cost me £2 and for that you get 40, these ones are only available from Boots with them being part of their own brand but of course you can buy similar in many different places.
The plasters come in a green box which is coloured in a couple of different shades of the colour, the box is cardboard and not very strong but that's not a problem as I have emptied the box into my first aid kit anyway. It states on the box that the plasters protect, are breathable and are hypoallergenic.
Inside the box you get plasters in 3 different sizes, there are 20 plasters which are 19mm by 70mm, there are 12 that are 20mm by 40mm and then there are 8 that are 30mm x 70mm, for my heels I used the 20 by 40 size and found the size was perfect for my need. The plasters are individually wrapped making it hygienic to carry then around.
To use the plasters you simply peel away the wrapper which is actually pretty easy which I think is good as of course someone could be trying to open them with an open wound. Peel back the plastic backing and then apply over your wound, the plasters stick really well and they feel soft but they are in no way waterproof.
I would rate these plasters 4 out of 5, they are really good value, the are comfortable to wear and they give you a range of sizes so you can pick which is best however as soon as so much as a splash of water nears them they lose their stickiness. I won't use these on mine or my families hands as it would just be a waste of time but for other parts of the body they are generally a decent product.
Plasters are something you can never have enough of, at home or at work as everyone is forever getting minor cuts and scrapes here and there. My manager is getting a bit of a kick up the bum at the moment regarding health and safety so he recently sent me to Boots to stock up on some plasters for the first aid box at work. They were really good value as a pack of 40 assorted plasters only costs £2.05 and I got to get some cheeky advantage card points!
In the box are three sized plasters, 12 plasters are 20mm x 40mm, 20 plasters are 19mm x 70mm and
8 plasters are 30mm x 70mm. This adds some shape and variety depending on how big your cut is! The quality of these plasters is actually really good as they are thick so as to keep bacteria out and also do not feel as cheap and flimsy as the price suggests. They are easy to use, simply remove the clear sticky back and then apply to the affected area. I have used a plaster on my thumb when I cut it and it stayed well and did not start to peel off after a matter of minutes like I have experienced with some other plasters.
The only downside to fabric plasters is they aren't great with water and so washing my hands was a nightmare (so was taking a bath/having a shower!) as they lose their stickiness and practically fall off instantly! When damp they also smell funny and so are all round a bit useless.
Overall these are good plasters, but more for temporary use for protecting a cut if it is bleeding or a bit sore but for long term use these do not hold up well. They are good for my managers stingy pocket as you do get quite a few, and even a decent variety for your money, but personally I do prefer waterproof plasters as you get a bit more use out of them and I do think they actually look better!
=Boots Fabric Plasters=
In our house there is a never a week goes by that one of us doesn't need a plaster or two, and although with a fabric strip you can cut to size, I don't feel they are very hygenic. I like to have a selection of plasters at home, so that when I go away I know that I can just buy a new box and don't have to worry about any problems.
The Boots Fabric plasters, are durable and provide a long lasting protection to wounds or scrapes as well as being breathable in design, to allow air to help the healing process. With the plasters being fabric they allow the skin to move, so if you have a plaster on your finger no excuse for not doing homework!
The plasters are also describes as being hypoallergenic and are also latex free.
The plasters come in a green cardboard box, and contains 40 plasters amd these are priced at around £2.30 a box.
- 12 plasters - which are sized 2cm x 4cm and these are suitable for bigger grazes - areas such as knees or
-20 plasters - 2cm x 7cm - great size for fingers - these tend to be the ones that we use most of in the house.
- 8 plasters - 3cm x 7cm - great for most cuts or nicks. A tip if your new shoes rub on the heel put a plaster inside the shoe stops the rubbing and saves having blisters or plasters on show on your heels.
=Using the Plasters=
When purchasing the plasters always check that the seal has not been broken, check the wound that its clear, and to use the plasters take out of the plastic packaging, and apply the plaster with the padded over the wound, release and press around the plaster gently just to make sure it is stuck down.
=Removing the plaster=
The plasters are easy to remove, so for big or little children there won't be any uncomfortable screams of pain.
=Not water proof=
The plasters are not water proof.
I find these plasters really comfortable, and so does my daughter, although she still likes her hello Kitty plasters or Tatty Teddy (thank you £1 shops - you save me a fortune), these are a really good plaster.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend these plasters, there really good quality, they certainly give "named" brands a good run for their money, and I find it is a good distribution of sizes within the packet.
It is recommended that you change the plasters daily if you need to put a 2nd one on. Even if you get water on the plasters, they don't lose their sticking ability, and will stay on.
These are excellent and I would give them a 5/5. For me no holiday is complete unless there is a box of these plasters in my case.
Product: Boots Fabric Plasters
I always keep a supply of plasters, you never know when you need a plaster and I always seem to get my use out of them. Whether that's for a cut finger, cut leg or a sore on my feet/heels from where shoes have rubbed me (Yes, I have extremely sensitive feet).
I bought the Fabric Plasters from Boots priced at £2.05. The Plasters are a Boots own brand and contain 40 assorted plasters. The plaster sizes are as follows:
* 12- 20mm x 40mm
* 20- 19mm x 70mm
* 8- 30mm x 70mm
As you can see from above the plasters are of 3 different sizes; small, medium and large therefore you have a plaster for each different size cuts or sores.
Before applying the plaster it is advised to first gently clean the wound under running water then afterwards drying thoroughly. You then apply the plaster whilst firmly holding down the edges to ensure that it sticks to the skin properly. You should change the plaster to a fresh plaster as and when needed but it is advised to change it to a clean one at least once a day.
You should also store the plasters in a cool and dry place.
I find these plasters are reasonably priced and extremely easy to apply/use. They are comfortable, durable, flexible and breathable which allows the effected skin to breathe and they are also hypoallergenic which means that they are kind to sensitive skin and they are also latex free.
The Boots Fabric Plasters are a product which I will continue to use and can definitely recommend to others.
Dooyoo Stars Rating: 5/5
I don't purchase plasters very often but when I do I usually always buy these ones from Boots. I like them cos you get a whopping 40 of them for £2.05, they are latex free, come in 3 different sizes and are of excellent quality and I find that material ones like these ones stick on better than those shiny plastic ones that I used to use in the past!
The box these comes in is green showing us 3 different sized plasters on the front if it and we are clearly told what they and who they are by and that of course there are 40 of them provided and that they protect, are breathable and are hypoallergenic and then on the back of the box we are told a bit about the plasters and how to use them and contact details for Boots are given. Informative box this is and it looks decent quality too.
Well as I have already mentioned you get three sizes and those sizes are:
12 - 20mm x 40mm, 20 - 19mm x 70mm, 8 - 30mm x 70mm. We go from quite small to rather big really and all are oblong in shape and made of soft beigy coloured cotton feeling material and then the white plastic backs peel off to reveal the two sticky sides and a cushioned oblong section.
I have used these for all sorts of things because as I have already mentioned these are the ones I usually buy. I have cut my fingers, fell over and grazed my knee and used them on my heels to avoid blisters and shaved and cut my leg....allsorts and all I do is clean the area up and apply one of these, they are soft and stretchy and very highly sticky and all I do is change them daily if need be cos these are absorbent and I don't need to keep changing them unless I'm really pouring of blood.
These are not waterproof though if they do get damp they dry quick but if I get them wet I do change them however that isn't because they fall off to be fair to them but because they look grotty and feel tacky on!
All In All:
I prefer fabric plasters as they stay put on me longer than the plastic kind and I think these are perfect for my needs. They are cheap but good quality and I like having 3 sizes to choose from and they're easy to apply and to remove!
Only available from Boots.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
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I have 2 young nephews who come to stay quite often so I always ensure there are plenty of plasters in the cupboard in case any of them trip or have a fall. When purchasing plasters I like to get assorted sizes as you can never be sure how big a cut or graze will be. Getting an assorted sized pack of plasters means there will be a plaster suitable for anything. The product I am reviewing is the Boots own brand of assorted fabric plasters. The plasters are durable which helps to provide long lasting protection and they are breathable which helps to aid the healing process. As the plasters are fabric it means they are comfortable to wear and stretches with every movement. They are also hypoallergenic, so they are kind to sensitive skin and they are also latex free. The plasters come in a green cardboard box which should be sealed when you purchase it. If the seal is broken or the box has been opened then I would suggest getting a new box. On the front of the box it tells you that these are Fabric Plasters and that it contains 40 assorted plasters. You can see the shape of the plasters on the front which are 3 different sizes. On the back of the box it tells you some more information about the plasters and how to use them. The plasters were £2.05 which is much cheaper than branded products such as Elastoplast. The box of plasters contains the following sizes:
* 12 - 20mm x 40mm - These are perfect for bigger cuts or grazes on the knee's or elbows.
* 20 - 19mm x 70mm - This is the size I use most often on small cuts and grazes. These are good for wrapping around a finger if you have cut yourself.
* 8 - 30mm x 70mm - These are quite small but are suitable for very small cuts such as the small cut I got from the shard of glass.
Using the Product
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I have used the plasters on many different things such as small cuts and grazes. A short while ago someone in my household dropped a glass and as everyone knows glass tends to go everywhere when it's dropped. Although I hovered the floor very thoroughly after the glass had been dropped I still was still wary there may be a few bits lurking around. I happened to find one of these stray bits when I stepped on it a few weeks ago, I did have socks on, how-ever the glass was sharp and I felt it on the bottom of my foot. It was a very small shard of glass but I had to pull it out as it was stuck in my foot slightly. Of course, after doing this it started to bleed so I sprayed it with some antiseptic spray, wiped it dry and then applied a plaster. As it was a cut on the bottom of my foot I did expect it to bleed a little more as I walked on it. I also expected the plaster to come off fairly quickly due to me walking on it. The plaster was really easy to apply, ensuring I had pressed down the edges of the plaster firmly. It was comfortable to wear and after a few minutes I couldn't even tell it was there. The plaster stayed stuck all day, and didn't fall off which was great. I have also used a few of these plasters on my nephew's knee when he has fallen over. Although the plasters have been applied to the knee where it bends a lot the plaster stayed stuck and my nephew was comfortable when wearing it. There were no skin reactions to the plaster either. The plaster is easily removed simply by pulling it off slowly and throwing it away. It's recommended that you change the plaster daily if you need to.
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really good value for money and are of good quality. I am always a bit worried when purchasing unbranded plasters as sometimes they can be very poor quality and I often find that they don't stick (my mum is a fan of purchasing plaster from the pound shop which falls off after an hour or so!!). These plaster stick really well and don't actually fall off until you remove them yourself. If the plasters get wet they will soak up water as they are not waterproof, so this may mean the plasters lose their stickiness a little. I can't really say anything bad about this product as they work well for the job intended and do a great job of keeping cuts and grazes covered and protected. This product deserves a full5 stars and I highly recommend these plasters to others.
(review may also appear on ciao)