Elastoplast spray plaster is just that, a spray on film that can be used in place of a plaster.
It is a clear spray that you can spray over small clean wounds to provide a simple barrier against dirt, water and bacteria. The spray is invisible and flexible when used and easy to forget about once dry. It's very like having a second skin and useful for really superficial wounds.
This product has definitely been useful in my first aid kit. It's especially useful for awkward cuts that are really hard to cover with a traditional plaster like those that are between fingers.
The small silver and red can comes in two sizes 32.5ml or 40ml. It costs about £5.99 for the 32.5ml and £6.70 for the 40ml making it quite expensive but it does last a long time. It's quite well protected in its can which makes it really easy to take out in a bag.
The negative of this product is that it takes quite a while to dry and stays quite sticky while it does.
Each of the sprays is quite generous and I've found it quite easy to over spray.
Elastoplast spray plaster doesn't seem to be too easy to buy in shops and I've always bought it online though it may be easier if you have a big chemist like boots.
I have to say that I've not found much of a difference between this product and the Savlon equivalent, they are very similar except that the Savlon one does an antiseptic spray plaster which may be preferable.
The Elastoplast spray plaster is exactly what it sounds like; a aerosol that sprays out a kind of plaster or covering to be used over cuts and grazes to protect them from getting grime and dirt in them, just like a normal plaster.
With kids anything that makes my life easier is a bonus, and getting them to sit still whilst I line up a plaster and get it stuck on properly is nearly impossible so when I saw this product I was keen to give it a go to see if it would help to make my life any easier.
I bought it from an asda near by although it can be bought from other supermarkets and chemists or drugstores. I paid around the £4 mark for it which considering you can get plasters for under £1 is pretty pricey.
The bottle is nice and compact so can be easily fitted into a first aid kit or in a changing bag if you want it with you for those cuts and grazes that kids always manage to get. There is a clear lid that covers the press stop spray of the bottle. When you have a cut or graze you simply press the button down and it covers it with a clear film almost, it looks a lot like when PVA glue dries. This is great for hard to reach cuts or ones that are hard to get a plastic on, knuckles, tiny fingers etc. So this product definitely has its positives, however I find that it doesn't dry very well and tends to leave a bit of a sticky mess which sort of defies the object of a plaster. It does give some covering but personally I don't think it does the job as well as a 'proper' plaster and for the price i'm not sure that I would re purchase it to be honest.
All in all its not a bad product but for me there are better, more affordable, options.
I typically buy plasters that are conventional, although as a nurse I'm not unaware of spray coverings to wounds although I'd never seen these exterior of the clinical environment. The convert had been intrigued as to so I purchased Elastoplast really just for this particular function and the way the it Spray Plaster actually worked! The spray plaster comes in a stray can that contains 32mls of the spray plaster solution and this costs GBP6.65 from Boots. If you compare this to the cost of normal plasters subsequently it really is really rather expensive and I believed it would need to be pretty great to actually be economically viable to choose this over conventional plasters. Apparently there is enough applications in this can to survive for 40 uses, but clearly this is dependent on the location which you are spraying and the convert will have to mention that this can be very a generous overestimation of the quantity of applications that this can would deliver.
Spraying the spray on is simple plus a normal aerosol fashion nozzle delivers it in which you need the area by holding it about 10cm from the wound that you direct onto it. It is delivered in a fine mist, although if you get too close to the wound then it really is wetter and it might drip and so it's essential to have it a little way away from the region. When it's put on, it is not hot and can feel just like just a little short, sharp shock to the device, but it can not burn or harm and so it's even okay for young kids. Once it's on, it is possible to understand that it is plasticky and slightly shiny appearing - but it's certainly less unsightly than an Elastoplast plaster also it's fairly subtle.
One of the negative points of this plaster is that the place has to have stopped bleeding before the spray is applied, otherwise you simply end up with a bit of a mess. Another point, particularly if this is used on children, is that often kids are "better" and less disturbed when the plaster has been applied and they can't see the cut or graze anymore. With this product the plaster seal is transparent and to remain more distressed for longer and so seems therefore the child can always see the wound. Having said that, a major advantage is that it seals the entire place while staying breathable - whereas often plasters permit the wound region to breath and don't provide an all round seal. There is also in removing the plaster no pain and so there's no tearing the plaster in the skin as you do so and holding your breath!
I actually don't think I am a convert actually with this product. Maybe if it comes down in cost then the convert might consider buying it again previously, but I simply do not think it is worth the extra cents as it actually does the same job.
WHAT IS IT?
This is a can that you spray onto cuts and wounds and when it has dried it protects your wound and keeps it clean like a plaster would.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
When you cut yourself wash and dry the wound thorough then spray this on. It dries to be clear but you still can see it on your skin so that is reassuring that it is there and working.
WHAT I THINK
I bought this only because it was on sale and very cheap, there are 50 applications in this can so I think paying £4 is value because 50 good quality plasters would cost more than that.
It is easy to spray and I like that it is flexible when it is on my skin because I am a beautician so it is often that I burn or cut my fingers and it is hard to keep a plaster on when you are moving your hands all of the time. This does not come unstuck even if I have got to bend my fingers a lot when I am using curling tongs or applying make up on somebody.
My wounds always heal good and the spray stops some of the pain because it seals the cut better than plasters.
It works on small cuts best because it does not hold the edges of larger cuts together properly and that is a pity because sometimes I know that my cut will be a little bit too large for this and then I have to use a sticking plaster instead.
My wounds and cuts are kept very clean when I use this and I like the way that it seals my skin all around the wound so that dirt cannot get inside from any angle around the spray plaster.
I am very happy with this and I will buy it again because it is very useful in my first aid kit for myself and my children also.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Everyone is bound to use plasters at least a few times in an average year I would assume. If you have children probably more often. And isn't it annoying when they start peeling off and you have to replace them a lot and if it is a cut on your finger or hand you can't wash your hands properly cause you don't want to get it wet and replace it. This is where the Elastoplast spray plaster comes in handy.
It comes in a spray can, contains 40ml and costs around £6. Its a little cheaper when you buy it online but I think it is an ok price. It is supposed to contain 70 applications but I think it is more like 50 or so. It is available in most drugstores, I think I bought mine from Boots.
You spray it on your cleaned wound from around an inch away and it forms a seal over the wound or cut. It is waterproof so you can wash your hands more easily and it is breathable, which means air can get to it to aid better healing.
I found this really useful for small cuts and wounds, especially if they are on knuckles and in places you can't get a plaster to stick very easily. If it is anything bigger though you are better off with a plaster I find.
Overall I would recommend this to have in your first aid kit at home. Its probably not so handy to carry around, a plaster is much easier to pop in your bag. But for use at home it is great. And if you can get it a little cheaper than on the high street it is definitely worth it.
The sprayed-on film is not inflexible and will be applied even in difficult to reach areas. The shield is watertight and offers multi-day protection.
So clean and dry the affected places before application.Hold can 5-10 cm From area that is affected. Spray a light coating and let dry for approximately a minute. The plaster gradually disappears over time.
Elastoplast Spray Plaster is a convenient alternative to standard plasters. The spray plaster stays on and sprays on, even on the most awkward of area. Elastoplast Spray Plaster will protect wounds and grazes in those awkward regions, like knuckles, elbows and knees, from dirt and germs.
Elastoplast Spray Plaster is flexible, breathable and waterproof, meaning that you can shower and bath with all the confidence that you're wound will continue covered. Its clear colour makes it perfect for practically any skin tone. Best of all, there's no unpleasant tugging trying to get rid of the plaster as Elastoplast Spray Plaster will stay in place to get some days before gradually disappearing as your skin recovers.
Elastoplast Spray Plaster continues up to 50 applications and is appropriate for the entire family.
It truly is a good product and ideal for inconvenient areas around the hands which have a dreadful habit of splitting open repeatedly when you get little cuts.
Needs that are only spraying quite lightly otherwise it can get a bit difficult. I prefer this to plasters as you don't get the sweaty area encircling the cut. Expensive but lasts a long time. My last lot had contents at it 's expiry even with regular use.
I have used this product a couple of times, it works okay but really traditional plasters win for me, I am not a convert by any means. It is handy for use on places where a traditional plaster wouldn't really stick properly or would probably fall off though, so it is useful to have in your first aid kit.
It also has the added bonus of antiseptic properties which kills two birds with one stone. It doesn't smell very nice when sprayed but that can be forgiven. The first time I used this stuff I had gotten a large blister in the area between my thumb and my forefinger, the blister had burst and was red raw. A traditional plaster didn't work, it kept falling off and didn't cover the area well enough. So I went to the chemist and bought some of this and returned to my car when I read the directions on the back, I then sprayed it on my hand and all was well for about thirty seconds when unbelievable pain began pulsating from my hand, I had nothing to wash it off and couldn't breath from the pain at first. I drove home and washed it off immediately.
After that I didn't use this product for years, I was afraid that I would have a repeat experience of the pain so avoided it. I eventually ended up using it on some minor cuts and it worked perfectly, a little stinging, nothing major though, it did it's job well.
I think because it was a burst blister that was very painful already and the skin underneath being exposed is what made it hurt so much the first time I used it. It is useful to have but it is important to be aware that it can hurt before you use it. This will not replace traditional plasters for me or anyone really, I haven't bought it again as I just don't think it gets enough use to justify the cost.
At first, I was undecided on the merits of the Elastoplast spray plaster. At almost £6, it seemed a little expensive, so I din't really want to buy it, if it wasn't going to work.
Following an injury I picked up whilst rowing where I sustained a deep blister down to the muscle at the base of my finger (on the inside), I found it very difficult to apply normal plasters as it was in such an awkward place. Because of this, I had to find an alternative.
I bought the spray on plaster as it promised to give effective protection from infection and to keep and small wounds, blisters etc clean and dry. It certainly gave the protection I had hoped for but stung massively when I applied it! It is easy to use and a little goes a long way-I have used it many times since then and still find I have plenty left.
I don't think it replaces traditional plasters for everything, but is certainly useful for things like grazes where a thin film is more easily applied than a bulky plaster.
People have said that it is expensive; in reality it is not really that bad-it markets itself on being able to cover around 50 wounds. If you think of the price of 50 odd plasters, it would probably equate to more than £6 dependant on the size of the wound and the frequency in which the plaster needs changing.
Overall, I would recommend this product for difficult places where you need coverage but can't fit a plaster. Stings a bit on application though!
I bought the spray plaster because I have a habit of picking up minor scratches etc and it's useful to have a bit of handy waterproof anti bacterial protection.
The can is small and easy to keep in sports bag- especially handy for swimming.
The spray is easy to apply and fairly quick drying. It is advisable to have a tissue or similar to quickly wipe off overspill (although leaving it where it is probably wouldn't do any harm). Also be aware that it is a bit sticky before drying.
It does sting slightly when applied to broken skin. It passes very quickly but do be aware especially if applying on a child.
Once in place the plaster is clear and almost invisible. It does shine a little bit.
The spray is not a substitute plaster for a deeper cut as it will not stem bleeding or absorb blood.
The plaster does not need to be removed like a traditional one. It gradually comes away her a few days due to washing etc. It can be a bit messy if scratched off so discourage this.
All in all I would recommend it for minor cuts, scratches and abrasions.
My little girl is always tripping over and cutting herself and needs a plaster for the slightest little cut! She is very dramatic.
I was sick of picking up dirty plasters from around the house that had come off so decided to go to the chemist and ask if they had some that were really strong and would stay in place longer.
It was then that I heard about Elastoplast spray plaster. The lady behind the counter said she had used it on her son and that it was brilliant. I have to say I wasn't convinced but thought I would give it a go.
It certainly isn't cheap! I paid £6 for a can of it. The can held 30g so wasn't big, the lady in the shop told me that the little can would do approx 50 applications which sounded fine she also said it was waterproof which again is a bonus when you have children.
The thing that I thought was good about this product when I started to read about it is that it prevents bacteria from entering the wound which I thought was good and was something extra to what a standard plaster would do
I took it home and waited for the next disaster to occur and for her to come running in demanding a plaster. I only had to wait 1 day!
I followed the instructions when I used it which is to wash the area that is cut and then spray the area with the Elastoplast. It was very easy to apply and just coated the area with a thin layer. My daughter thought it was amazing.
You can hardly see it when it's done which is good especially if you have kids that wear skirts etc and you don't want them constantly covered in dirty plasters. This product really is brilliant you can just go about your day as normal she had a bath, went swimming etc and nothing affected it. After a couple of days it just gradually wore off and by that time the wound was healed anyway.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with kids or who uses a lot of plasters yourself
Ok, I admit that when I first bought this product it was not actually for use on humans. This was purchased as my vet suggested it might be the ideal thing to use on my dogs paws, as he was having lots of trouble with road salt getting in to the cracks on his paws. I searched around at purchased this in my local chemist. At £6.75 for the little tin, I did find it very expensive but it does say that it should last for 50 uses, and it is something different so I figured it was worth a go.
On the dog, this simply didn't work. I found that it skooshed out of the tin far too quickly, meaning it was virtually impossible to apply a thin layer as the directions suggest. It dried quickly but didn't seem to form any sort of protective barrier and was pretty much as good as useless. I chucked it in the medicine cupboard and forgot about it until recently when my husband cut himself chopping an onion.
Pleased to get the chance to try this out on a human, I dug it out and followed the directions. Again, I felt that too much came out. It dried completely invisible so it was impossible to tell whether a barrier had been formed. The directions state that the seal should last for 2-3 days however hours later, after washing his hands a few times, my husband was peeling bits of gum from the area around his cut. In the end up, we dug out the traditional plasters and used these instead.
Overall, I think that this is a great idea but this product just didn't work for us.
We bought this as a handy option to carry around and as something which could potentially provide immediate relief if one of the family cut themselves.
Unfortunately I think we were just wanting to see how new technology worked and wanting to try something different. After using this for a while I've decided we should go back to old fashioned plasters, as I didn't enjoy using these at all.
In essence the Elastoplast spray plaster should allow you to spray over an area with a cut or graze and it provides a transparent, breathable and flexible film over the graze, so it is a plaster but doesn't feel rigid and firm to the touch, but ensures your cut can't become infected. It seals out germs, water and dirt, so will stay firm in the bath or shower as well as in other areas.
The plaster lasts a few days and eventually dissolves once it has protected your skin for the most difficult early days after a cut.
The spray comes in a small silver and red canister which looks very attractive and can fit into a small bag or pocket easily enough.
I have to say this product is useful for the most minor abrasion, but for a real cut it doesn't work so well. I have cut myself with a kitchen knife, sprayed this over the bleeding area and initially recoiled through the stinging pain of the spray before having to quickly wash my hands and start again as the plaster did little to stem the bleeding.
Equally I have used this in the sea and local swimming baths and it doesn't stick in water as well as claimed, meaning I end up finding the plaster has disappeared shortly after leaving the water.
This was an experiment that didn't work, a small pack of plasters is even more compact than this spray and I know they will protect a cut immediately, whilst it means I might also need to carry a cream like savlon or other antiseptic variety to protect from bacteria I feel much more confident that this would actually work, whilst I have no confidence in this product as too often it has ended up a as a plastic mess which I just couldn't wait to wash off.
At £7 for 32ml this isn't cheap or decent value for money, its not something we will try again as we'll return to conventional plasters from now on. Sometimes the old ways are the best ways.
I want more from an expensive cutting edge product than the ability to treat minor abrasions, as I could easily do this with some cold water, I wanted something which did exactly what it said it could, unfortunately this looks nice as a product but isn't what I wanted.
I usually buy traditional plasters, although as a nurse I am aware of spray coverings to wounds although I had never seen these outside of the clinical environment. I was intrigued as to how the Elastoplast Spray Plaster actually worked and so I purchased it really only for this purpose! The spray plaster comes in a stray can that contains 32mls of the spray plaster solution and this costs £6.65 from Boots. If you compare this to the price of normal plasters then it is really quite expensive and I felt it would have to be pretty good to actually be economically viable to choose this over traditional plasters. Apparently there is enough applications in this can to last for 40 applications, but obviously this is dependent on the area that you are spraying and I would have to say that this is quite a generous overestimation of the number of applications that this can would deliver.
The idea is that this spray is sprayed onto an area that you would traditionally use a plaster on. Obviously it is intended for minor injuries and anything more major that requires skin closure techniques requires medical treatment, but in terms of just covering and protecting a minor wound then this is the what the product is for. Spraying the spray on is simple and it is delivered by a typical aerosol style nozzle that you direct onto the area where you want it by holding it about 10cm away from the wound. It is delivered in a fine mist, although if you get too close to the wound then it actually is wetter and it can drip and so it's important to have it a little way away from the area. When it is first put on, it is cold and so can feel like a little short, sharp shock to the system, but it doesn't sting or hurt and so it's even okay for young children. Once it is on, it is possible to see that it's slightly shiny and plasticky looking - but it's fairly subtle and it is certainly less unsightly than an Elastoplast plaster. Over time, the plastic coating dissolved, and if you were in the bath or swimming for a prolonged period of time then it dissolved quicker, but generally it would last for a few days.
One of the negative points of this plaster is that the area needs to have stopped bleeding before the spray is applied, otherwise you just end up with a bit of a mess. The other point, particularly if this is being used on children, is that often children are "better" and less upset once the plaster has been applied and they can't see the cut or graze anymore. With this product the plaster seal is transparent and so the child can continually see the wound and so seems to remain more upset for longer. Having said that, a major advantage is that it seals the whole area while remaining breathable - whereas often plasters do not provide an all round seal and allow the wound area to breath. There is also no pain in removing the plaster and so there is no ripping the plaster from the skin and holding your breath as you do so!
I don't think I'm a convert really with this product. Maybe if it comes down in price then I might consider buying it again in the past, but I just don't think it's worth the extra pennies as it really does the same job.
I recently cut the top of my finger with a sharp knife, not badly but enough to need a plaster for a few days. The cut was in an awkward place and I found it impossible to keep a plaster on it all the while. One of my colleagues recommended I give Spray Plaster a try. As I was going through plasters like they were going out of fashion I took her advise and popped to Tesco in my lunch break.
I bought a can of Elastoplast Spray Plaster, it wasn't cheap! It cost £6.20 for a small 30g can, but if it stayed in place I thought it would be worth it.
The can comes in a cardboard sleeve which is navy blue and red, it has Elastoplast written across the top. It claims to give "instant action against bacteria". The front of the packaging also tells us that it is waterproof, transparent and the small can contains 50 applications.
The back of the package gives the directions for use, very easy just clean and dry the wound then hold the can 5 - 10 cm's from the wound an spray a light coating covering the wound. It also gives some cautions:-
Do not use on the face
Avoid contact with eyes and mucus membranes
Do not use on infected, deep or secreting wounds
Do not inhale the spray.
The can is mainly silver with a small clear plastic pull of lid and contains the same information as the packaging.
When I got back to work I washed and dries the cut as instructed and sprayed the Elastoplast on the wound. Now this is much easier said than done. When I tried to press the nozzle to spray I really struggled. The nozzle is so hard to press! I'm not weak but it really took all my strength to actually get some liquid out.
When I finally got the spray to work the liquid gave a nice thin coating over my finger. Its totally clear and smells very strongly of glue( evostick my Mum informs me). The spray plaster dried very quickly and gave a slightly shiny appearance to my skin. Not obvious though, you would have to look hard to spot it. It did feel very slightly rubbery for a minuet or 2 but this soon wore off.
The plaster acts like a second skin, its waterproof and breathable and its brilliant! I could do my work without the plaster coming of and getting stuck to the keyboard all the time. I could wash my hands (something I do a lot, I'm diabetic and with testing my blood and injections I need to keep them really clean) The waterproof plaster is fantastic. I really forgot it was there. There's nothing more annoying than having to keep putting a new plaster on every time you get your hands wet.
As promised the spray plaster gradually wore off and by this time my cut had healed.
I rally like this product, it has one small fault and that's the spray button on top being so hard to press. I wondered if this was some sort of child proofing because I doubt very much any small child would be able to press this. It would be difficult for those with hand problems too. My Mum has Lupus and would never manage to press this. But this aside the spray plaster is excellent. Its ideal for adults and children. It can be sprayed in awkward places. It keeps the wound clean nd dry.
Being invisible is another bonus for me, I'm a qualified manicurist and take pride in my nails and hands, as do a lot of us girls, so I hate plasters round fingers. This product eliminates the need for this.
The Elastoplast Spray Plaster offers an ideal solution for a quick way to seal small cuts without needing to use regular plasters.
If, like me, you're sick and tired of using the same old fabric/plastic plasters, this will be ideal. The problem I find is that regular plasters simply don't last. Just washing hands is enough to weaken them and mean they have to be regularly replaced. Even the waterproof ones appear to fail miserably, and I became incredibly irritated with them. When you add to this the fact that they are hardly ever 'breathable', using regular plasters can be a real chore.
I therefore decided to try something new in this Spray Plaster can, and have been pleased with the results. To use it, you simply spray the can on the cut and a plastic-like, protective and invisible layer forms over it. I've been most impressed with its flexibility, that's to say it has worked well on areas on which traditional plasters are awkward to put on (such as on the elbow). You are strongly advised against applying on the face or near ears/eyes, according to the can.
On small cuts, like a graze on the knee or on your hand, it is ideal for keeping out bacteria and dirt. Recently, whilst cutting some vegetables, my brain opted to cut my finger instead (I'm sure some of you will recognise the situation!) so I needed a quick plaster solution to keep it free of infection. I simply rinsed the cut, quelled the bleeding with a napkin and then sprayed the plaster on it. It stung for around 10 seconds, as I expected from the can's instructions, but after that a clear protective film enveloped the cut. I was washing my hands regularly through the cooking process and was happy to see it remained wholly intact. What's more, it's so unobtrusive that you'll forget it's even there.
In terms of healing time, I noticed that my cut healed a lot more quickly than when I'd previously used regular plasters. I guess the reduced hassle in not having to constantly change plasters worked to the can's advantage and sealed it quicker than conventional fabric plasters. It's waterproof structure also meant it was more resistant, so it lasted even until after my cut had fully healed. It really is a very neat product.
Sadly, it'll cost you. You could call it compact (and it is at only 32.5ml) but at £3+ it's unfortunately very expensive for what it is. Unless traditional plasters really annoy you, it is therefore probably more cost-effective to just use normal plasters instead, despite the obvious benefits of this product.
The ingredients according to the can are as follows: Poly(methylacrylate-isobutene-monoisopropylmaleate), ethyl acetate, pentane, menthol, carbon dioxide. No active ingredients are stated on the can.
Does exactly what is says on the tin, and does it well, but buying a can will set you back quite a bit of cash for what it offers.
Seals out water, dirt and bacteria / Transparent, breathable and flexible film acts like a second skin.