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I usually have these Elastoplast plasters stored in my medicine cabinet at home, as I have found these plasters unlike other cheaper brands, to be highly reliable and effective protection for cuts and wounds.
Each pack contains 40 plasters and can be found at most major supermarkets and chemists. I usually buy mine from my local Asda supermarket for around £1.80 which is a lot cheaper then boots which sell these for around £2.30.
The plasters are enclosed in a rectangular box made of card board. The box has a blue colour scheme, with the right side being a darker shade of blue than the left. The name of the product as well as the brand name is clearly printed on the front of the box, along with images of three plasters located just underneath the brand name, as well as brief product information about the plasters. The number of plasters that come in a box is clearly displayed on the bottom right hand corner of the box, which I personally found to be very useful when deciding which plaster pack to buy. In particular the key information on the front detailing the product to be 'reliable adhesion', 'water repellent' and 'breathable' I found the very informative and also helped me decide to opt for this brand of plasters.
==PUT TO THE TEST==
I usually first make sure that the wound is clean from any dirt and dry to ensure the plaster sticks more securely, then apply the plaster that is the best size for the particular wound or cut.
The plasters are all neatly packaged in the box, which is great as means that none are bent or ripped which can of course affect the effectiveness of the plasters. The plasters come enclosed in a wrapper, with one side having a clear transparent plastic and the other has a paper covering with the name of brand clearly printed on it. The coverings are easy to peal off by using the easy to peal off seal at the end of the plasters. Once the covers are off, lightly apply the plaster onto the cut or wound until it is securely fixed on. I personally found it very easy to stick on to the wound; I didn't have to press too hard like I have had to do in the past when using other plasters, which can be uncomfortable when the cut is painful.
Once applied I was very happy to find that the plasters remained on for a surprisingly long period of time, even after washing up dishes and doing house work the plasters reminded firmly on. The plasters are water resistant and are actually water resistant unlike other brands that claim this but are far from water resistant. I had these plasters on for around 3 day without any problems; not having to change or replace plasters meant I saved a lot of time and money.
Overall I was very happy with these plasters and would recommend them to anyone looking for great quality plasters that help protect cuts and wounds from water and dirt and as a result speeds up the healing process. They are reasonably priced, and last a while due to each plaster lasting for long periods.
Elastoplast Fabric Plasters. There are 40 in the box assorted shapes and sizes a strong adhesive plaster. Has a cushion pad that protects the wound. The plaster has breathable little holes for flexibility and comfort. Plasters have a fleshy tanned colour appearance. Smooth and bendable, with perforated holes.
About Elastoplast Fabric Plasters:
When I use these plasters I usually leave them on for 2 days or more then put a clean one on. This is for Hygiene reasons once the plaster gets dirt on the outside this needs to be changed also having a clean plaster on the inside of your skin needs to be changed regularly too. This is a very effective product. These plasters are used mainly for small grazes and cuts and have different sized plasters for even the tiniest of cuts.
Maybe you have sensitive skin. They have a new product out just for sensitive skin called Elastoplast Sensitive plasters or Elastoplast Sensitive Silver Healing plasters. These plasters are developed for people of whom have a very sensitive skin.
These plasters are well worth investing in Exceptional value. The plasters I have used before where cheap very flimsy and keep on coming off, not so good.
Always best to have a stock up of First Aid assortments comprising of Bandages, Lint, ointment, Plasters etc....... especially having small children.
I'm not a great plaster fan only using them when absolutely necessary as I feel they can finder the healing process. However, there are certain times when plasters are an essential, like for blisters caused by shoes or for my kid's knees when they fall over.
I always buy Elastoplast plasters as these seem to stay stuck the best out of all the types I have tried. You may pay a little bit more, but this works out better value if they stay stuck for longer. There are 40 of varies shapes and sizes in this packet, which is helpful, but also invariably there is always one size and shape which doesn't get used. Before I had kids the plaster which least got used was the biggest, however this plaster proves to be very useful for grazed knees. The one I therefore now least use is the smallest round ones, which I guess are for blisters, however I never find they stay stuck for that long. The best plasters are the "average" size ones of about 2x7cm as these seem to be most flexible in their use and are always the ones I run out of first.
These plasters are water repellent, although it would be quite rare that we actually need water repellent plasters and also I find that they do leak slightly down the sides. Cuts and grazes are best washed in the bath rather than left covered and also if the water does leak if you end up with a soggy scabs which is not good. I would much rather let the air get to the wound and dry it out naturally although these plasters are supposed to be breathable. Plasters are however helpful for kids as they are more prone to knocking their grazes and also plasters help keep cuts and grazes clean during the day and I can vouch that they are dirt repellent!
I have to say I am quite mean and refuse to buy themed plasters. I can't see the point of the extra cost, plus then I would have to buy too types as I am sure my husband wouldn't be too impressed if he had to go around with a Barbie plaster on his finger! I also don't like the material, I think they remind me of school and I don't like the feel, hence I always buy the waterproof plastic feeling ones.
I do like the cushiony wound pad on these plasters, which is quite think and comfortable on the wound. I also don't find the wound pad sticks to the wound like with other plasters, which is horrible and can be very painful to get off. I don't however like pulling plasters off, they act like wax strips and these plasters do stick very well!
I do like these plasters, well as much as I can like a plaster and there are always a few in my handbag for emergencies. They are one of those must-have first aid consumables.
I avoid using plasters when I can as I do not usually see much need for them. I am inside most of the day so I don't really have much risk of getting anything into any cuts I may get and, to be honest, hate the process of taking plasters off as I generally like to keep my hair on my body and not having it waxed off by something which was meant to be making me feel better.
I do karate however and have an entire bag-full of plasters in case an accident ever arises (which it often does). My favourite plasters out of all are generally Elastoplast and therefore when I saw these waterproof ones on sale about a year ago, I instantly bought a couple of pack despite never actually trying that line before. Luckily, they didn't disappoint.
You may be wondering why I bought the waterproof range for karate, it's not a water sport!
You're absolutely right, but, traditional plasters tend to have a very hard time sticking to sweaty skin. Even if applied before any real training begins, by the end of a class I have never known a single plaster staying on one of the students, especially on the feet where we seem to get most of our plaster-treated injuries. I thought that maybe getting plasters which are designed for moisture, they would fair better - in general, I was right. When applied to fairly dry skin, the plasters did not come off at all, even if applied to the feet. However if the skin was dripping wet with sweat, the plaster still had no real chance of sticking and would act just like any other plaster we could have used.
The pack comes with all of the sizes you could imagine; big, small, square, rectangular, circular. You name it, this pack of 40 has it! This means that buying just a single pack will cover you in almost any plaster type of situation!
The fact that they only cost around £2 means that for a very low cost, you will never be caught short!
The plasters are as difficult to apply as any other brand. I still found that the backing tended to be annoying to get off, especially if you are in a bit of a rush. The individual packaging of each plaster could also be annoying to open too. However this si really no worse than any other plaster I have tried and therefore I cannot really mark it down fro this as it seems to be industry standard. If they were to fix this issue though it would make these plaster outstanding!
WHAT ARE THEY?
An assortment of waterproof plasters made by Elastoplast. They come in a box of 40 plasters and there are different shapes and sizes to suit and fit most small cuts.
These plasters are flesh coloured so they do not stand out too much when I use them. I am a beautician and sometimes cut my fingers on hair styling scissors or when I am trying to take the top of my large containers of bleach if they have been left with a ragged top. I like to use flesh coloured plasters but sometimes my clients like me to use blue or other designs but I do not think that is necessary.
DO THEY WORK?
These plasters are very sticky and do not come off by accident. Because of them being water resistant they do not fall off if my hands get a bit wet but if the plasters get wet the sticky part goes very tacky and that leaves marks on my skin and makes them harder to remove. They protect cuts from germs though and the cotton pad is soft but it does not leave threads on my cuts.
WHAT I THINK
I always buy these plasters because I like all the different sizes and I think that makes them good for all the family if they hurt themselves. The biggest is not very huge but it is a lot bigger than the next size downwards, there are 4 sizes and the smallest is a little round plaster that is good if you have got a very small pinprick cut. The round ones are very hard to get off my skin and I think those plasters are a bit too sticky.
They stay on my skin until I want to remove them and I like how flexible they feel when I am wearing them. They do not go soft or sogged feeling if they get wet and that is good because I hate the feel of the fabric plasters because of that. I can forget that I am wearing the plasters after I have put them on because of how comfortable they are and that is also very good when my children are using them because if I put one on their knee they do not keep messing with the plaster like when I buy cheap ones that are uncomfortable or pinch the skin.
These Elastoplast plasters cost about £2 for a box and the box it self is very good because it is strong and does not fall apart and make the plasters spill everywhere.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I always like to keep a box of plasters handy, it seems that I am always cutting my hands and also I like to keep them on the heels of my higher shoes to stop me from getting blisters or sore feet. I usually like to buy the water resistant plasters as they are much handier to use on my hands than the fabric type that come off or get saturated every time I need to wash my hands or my hands get wet.
What is in the Box?
There is an assortment of different plasters in this box, there are 40 plasters in total that range between tiny circle ones for small cuts, and larger rectangular ones for bigger cuts and grazes. I think that there is a good range of different plaster sizes for all the family in this packet.
(There are 20 19mmx72mm, 10 30mmx72mm, 2 50mmx72mm and 8 small circular plasters in a packet.)
Do They Work?
These plasters work really well, they claim on the packet to be water and dirt resistant, and I would agree that they are, I find that they can cope well with the wear and tear of the day and that they do not need to be replaced every time my hands get a little wet.
These plasters also claim to be breathable and I would also agree with that, I find that my cuts heal well when I use these plasters and they do not slow the healing process too much.
These plasters are very sticky and stay in place well, also they are quite stretchy and flexible and they do not restrict movement in my hands when I am using them. They also stick well on my heels to stop my high shoes from giving me blisters no matter how much I dance of move about.
Price and Availability
You can buy these plasters in most stores for around £3-£4, I think that this is a decent price for 40 plasters as they work out between 7-10p a plaster. There are cheaper alternatives on the shelves at the moment, but I haven't found ones with as good staying power and water resistance yet.
I think that these are a great plaster, they are water resistant, they are reasonably priced and they come in a good range of sizes. Overall I would give these plasters 5 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
I decided it was time to clear out the first aid box at home, and thought it was time to re-new some products and to get rid of old one's. My parents tend to buy cheap plaster strips from the £1 shop, how-ever I hate the plaster they sell here as it doesn't stick and falls off within about an hour. I prefer buying well known, trusted brands such as Elastoplast and when I was in my local boots store I picked up a box of 40 water resistant plasters. These were perfect as there was a range of 4 different sized plasters in the box.
~ PACKAGING ~
The plasters come individually wrapped in their own sterile wrapper which has the Elastoplast logo on the back of each wrapper. The front of the plaster wrapper is clear so you can see the size of the plaster through the wrapper. The plasters all come in a blue cardboard box, which states on the front that they are Water Resistant and that the box contains 40 assorted strips. It also states that these are water and dirt repellent and are breathable. On one side of the box it tells you how many of each size plaster you get in the box and how to apply/use the plasters. On the back it has a picture of how the plaster works. The box can be recognised as Elastoplast due to the colour that is on the box itself. The box is easy to open by opening up the flaps at the top of the box.
~ PRICE/AVALAIBILITY ~
I purchased these from my local Boots store for £2.39 which I don't think is too bad value. You can also buy these from local supermarkets, Superdrug and pharmacies; how-ever prices may vary.
~ THE PLASTERS ~
In the box you get 40 assorted plaster strips. There are a total of 4 different sizes of plasters, each suitable for different types of wounds/cuts. These vary from a small circled plaster to a large plaster suitable for covering a larger, slightly deeper cut. In the box you get the following plasters:
* 20 long thin plasters which are 19 x 72mm, perfect for fingers.
* 10 slightly thicker plasters which are 30 x 72mm, perfect for grazes or cuts.
* 2 large plaster which is 50 x 72mm, perfect for areas such as knees or elbows.
* 8 small round plasters which are 23mm perfect for smaller cuts or nips.
Before applying a plaster always ensure that the wound/cut is clean and dry. Wash hands before attempting to clean/dress any type of wound or cut. Apply the plaster without stretching it and use each strip only once.
~ USING THE PLASTER ~
My boyfriend recently got something stuck in his finger after buying some coral and live rock from a local seller. We managed to pull a small piece of what looked like coral/rock from his fingers using a pair of clean tweezers. We ensured that the wound was clean and dry before applying the plaster. The plaster was easily removed form its packaging and it was easy to apply to the finger. The plaster was stuck on firmly, and wasn't too tight around the finger. He went to work and the plaster stayed on his finger all day, even after washing his hands a few times throughout the day. The plaster was removed after work to let some air get to the wound.
I had a small blister on the back of my heel which burst and I applied one of these plasters to it. I often find that plasters don't stick very well to areas such as the knees, elbows and back of the heels. I didn't use the smallest long strip of plaster but the slightly bigger one. This size was perfect for the burst blister. The plaster stayed on all day and felt comfortable and didn't cause any irritation. The plasters are easily removedm by pulling them away from the skin very gently.
~ OVERALL OPINION ~
I personally only tend to buy Elastoplast plasters, as I find these stick much better and are along lasting, that cheaper brands such as plasters from my local £1 shop, where the plasters tend to fall off within about an hour. In terms of value I don't think the plasters are bad value as you do get 40 plaster strips in the box, in a range of different sizes. As they can be kept in the box, this makes them really handy when me and my boyfriend go out on bike rides as we have a small first aid kit and always take a box of these plaster with us just in case. I highly recommend these plasters to others and give them 5 shiny stars.
(review may also appear on ciao)
One Item that I always ensure that I have in my medical draw is plasters as you never know when you will need one. My husband actually purchased our last pack of plasters so came home with the Elastoplast Assorted Water Resistant ones. Personally I never purchase branded plasters as I am quite tight with the pennies but obviously I didn't have a choice this time.
These plasters Elastoplast Assorted Plasters in a pack of 40 can be purchased from pharmacy's, large supermarkets and even some local shops. They are currently priced at £2.22 in Boots on a 25% off special offer but normally retail at £2.96. Personally I was quite surprised at the cost and expected them to be much more expensive, but I think for 40 plasters they are pretty good value.
The plasters come in a cardboard box which you can open via the perforations at the top to pull the lid back, very similar to a cigarette box. One the front and the side is pictures of the different sized plasters contained inside:
- 20 x 19x72mm
- 10 x 30x72mm
- 2 x 50x72mm
- 8 x 23mm (round)
On the side of the box you will also find the directions for use which tells you to clean the wound and gently dry skin then apply the plaster without stretching it. On the back of the box there is a detailed magnified image of one of the plasters which shows you how it is designed to be breathable, dirt and water repellent as well as having a non-stick pad to protect and cushion the wound.
Inside the box you will find the plasters all individually wrapped. Each plaster is sealed between a white waxy piece of paper with the Elastoplast name written on and a clear plastic allowing you to see which size plaster it is. To remove the plaster you simply peal the layers away from each other allowing the plaster to be taken out. Each plaster is backed with waxy paper which is split into two halves with a peel able tab, this makes it very easy to apply the plaster by simply removing half the protective paper at a time to reveal the sticky side to allow you to place the plaster on the wound. As the plasters are all individually wrapped it also means that you can pop some in a homemade first aid pack or even in your bag as they are tightly sealed so will not gather any dirt.
The plasters themselves are a natural beige colour to try and blend into your skins natural tones, obviously everyone's skin tone is different but it is much more discrete than a bright colour. The plasters are quite thin and feel very soft, you can easily see the tiny holes in the plasters which allow air to get to your skin for your wound to heal. The white pad in the middle of the plaster also offers great cushioning for the affected wound in case you happen to knock or bump the area or if it bleeds at all the cushioning can soak up any discharge.
Overall I have been impressed with these plasters they stick really well and on the minor wounds that I have used them for they have worked by providing a good barrier but also do not seem to prevent healing in any way. I find that some plasters are not breathable at all and although protect the wound do not allow any air to reach it to heal. I have worn these plasters when taking a shower too and although they need replacing when I get out do actually just stay in place. They are also easy to remove and do not feel like they are taking your top layer of skin with them and the pad in the centre lifts cleanly away from the wound and does not stick at all. Overall I have been very impressed with these Elastoplast plasters and will certainly be purchasing them again as they work perfectly well on minor wounds and are good value for a branded medical item.
Im not a big fan of plasters and generally prefer to just leave my injuries to heal in the open but sometimes you just have to have a plaster, as I discovered last weekend when helping out in my inlaws garden and slicing my leg open. Thankfully they had these in the cupboard.
This product comes in a cardboard box. The left hand side of the box is a pale blue and the right-hand side a darker blue. On the front of the packet is a picure of the various elastoplasts which are included whilst the right hand size states the number of strips included and the statements - 'water and dirt repellent' and 'breathable'. The packet opens at the top, kind of like a cigarette box. On the back of the packet is a diagram showing how the non-stick pad is in the middle with the strong adhesive around the edges to seal all around the wound to prevent dirt contamination - this part is also breathable and water and dirt repellent. On one side edge of the packet are the manufacturers details and on the other side there is a breakdown of what how many of each elastoplasts are included and instructions for use.
This packet contains 20 19mmx72mm elastoplasts, 10 30mmx72mm elastoplasts, 2 50mmx72mm elastoplasts and 8 round elastoplasts measuring 23mm round.
Using this product
First of all you need to select which elastoplasts within this packet best suits your needs and the size of your wound. Before applying the selected dressing you should clean the wound and ensure that the skin is dry. Each elastoplasts is concealed within its own wrapper, with one side a clear plastic and the other side a paper with the word 'Elastoplast' printed repeatedly. At one end of the wrapper the two sides are joined about 1cm from then end. Holding the end of the plastic side in one hand peel back the paper side to reveal the plaster and then apply to the wound. Ensure you do not stretch the dressing when applying.
I like that this box comes with a selection of different sized plasters so depending on what you need it for there should hopefully be one to suit. I also like that these plasters are water resistant - I kept this on for 4 days, showering at least once a day and it stayed put - as this means you don't have to replace it as often as say the fabric plasters, although it may not stay in place if you went swimming as they do only claim to be water resistant not waterproof.
This product is currently available at Boots for £2.39. Although this is a branded product this seems to be a fairly reasonable price compared to what else is available, including Boots own similar product which is £2.29.
I was very satisfied with this product - it does what it says on the box and actually stayed on longer than I anticipated, and I think it is a fair price for what you get. As I said I dont use plasters often so a box this size will last me a long time