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Superdrug Cushioned Plasters - Not Sticky Just Gentle and Protective
Superdrug Cushioned Plasters
Member Name: Karonher
Superdrug Cushioned Plasters
Advantages: Soft and gentle
Disadvantages: None for me
When I am in the kitchen I have actions that the killer in Psycho would be proud of. I am not safe with a knife and as a result we always have a good supply of plasters. Some are so thin and useless that they have to be changed regularly as they are either not absorbent enough or lose their stickiness as soon as water touches them.
The box for Superdrugs' Cushioned Plasters is white with a purple cross and a plaster on it. It has the name Superdrug across the top and Cushioned Plasters underneath. It says that there are 20 assorted plasters and on the side the further information that there are 16 standard plasters 19mm x 72mm and 4 large ones 38mm x 72mm. There is a small push through serrated square at the back and this is how the box is opened.
The first time I took a plaster out of the box I thought it felt a little thicker than normal plasters. When I opened it I felt that it was softer as well and the cushioned bit was clear to see. When I put it on it felt a little different to others and it was thicker, but within a short while I had got used to that and did not find my hand movement was restricted at all.
The plasters are pale pink/beige and do not show up a great deal on my skin. They worked well when it came to cushioning my finger and while I have not had a very bad cut - crosses scarred fingers - since I bought them, I am not sure how absorbent they would be if there was a lot of blood.
When it is time to remove them they come off easily and do not leave a sticky patch where they have been. One thing I did find was that my skin was very wrinkled when I first removed the plaster so while the packet claims there is "breathable foam backing" I am not sure that they do let the skin breathe that much. This only lasted about 10 minutes and was not a big problem.
There are a few instructions on the back of the pack and they are pretty much just common sense. Don't use a plaster more than once, don't use a plaster if the individual wrapping is damaged, and if there is no sign of healing seek medical help. One other one did surprise me and that was not to use after the expiry date - the date on this box is 2016 so they will have well gone by then.
Over all I was very happy with this plaster and will certainly get them again. I paid £1.69 for them and will be happy to pay a little more than that as I feel they are a very good plaster. I have no problem recommending them and giving them 5 stars.
Summary: I have no problem recommending them and giving them 5 stars.
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