Newest Review: ... 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 in... more
Fangtastic for minor cuts and grazes.
Boots Fabric Plasters
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Boots Fabric Plasters
Advantages: great value, great range of sizes, stick well, comfortable to wear, no skin irritation
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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)
Summary: Boots Assorted Fabric Plasters.
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