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A must have for any household.
Elastoplast Fabric Strips
Member Name: Nik-Nac
Elastoplast Fabric Strips
Advantages: Affordable. Trusted brand. Flexible and stay on better in water than waterproof plasters.
Disadvantages: I prefer dressing strips to cut into the size I require.
I am terribly clumsy, and I suffer from eczema. Both these things mean that I really need a constant supply of plasters. Sometimes it's because I chop part of my pinky off when cooking, other times I scratch myself so much I bleed.
I like a shower, like most people! I usually shower two times a day so it's important to me that my plasters can withstand pelting shower water without peeling off. I find that these fabric plasters actually withstand this better than the waterproof variety. Weird I know, but true. They are also better on awkward areas, like around fingers or on elbows. I feel that they give greater flexibility and allow me to move the area where a cut is more freely. They are really comfortable to wear and it's easy to forget you're wearing them.
They are very sticky. Which is great. I get really frustrated with plasters that start falling off three minutes after applying. In fact you'll probably want to take these plasters off before they come off naturally, and they are so sticky that it'll probably be quite painful. Pull it off quick!
Elastoplast is a well known and trusted name - I know these plasters are protecting my wounds. They come in different sizes to fit most cuts, and cost under £3 for 40. This is pretty reasonable.
I do prefer to buy the dressing strips and cut them to size, but this is a minor issue and it's still handy to have a box or two of these in a bathroom cabinet.
My only concern with these is how hygienic it is for fabric plasters to become wet, as they don't repel the water like waterproof plasters do. I do change plasters daily though, and have never had any issues with wound becoming infected due to a wet fabric plaster, so I'll continue using them.
Summary: A trusted brand for a reason. Every home should have a supply of these.
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