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      28.08.2013 09:00
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      Comfortable and not tight feeling, absorbent pad.

      While on a visit to the park recently with my hubby and grandchildren I fell over onto some rocks near to a lake where my grandchildren love to climb onto the rocks which are there for children to climb on and have fun. I used to climb on the same rocks when I was a little girl. I was just sitting on one for a rest, got up and when I turned I fell over it and cut my leg lol. I had done the same thing many years ago when I played on the same rocks. Sure it was the same rock lol. My leg was bleeding quite a lot but luckily I had some tissues in my bag to press onto the cut and to stop it from bleeding. When I arrived home and cleaned my cut, I noticed how large the cut actually was and there was going to be no way a general plaster would cover it. So my hubby popped to Tesco and came back with these sterile dressings.

      They come in a cardboard box with the name very clearly on the front and so can be easily spotted on a shelf. Inside the box there are 5 sterile dressings which are individually wrapped in a sealed paper wrapper which can be opened by just parting the paper at the top of it which is slightly opened to part the paper and not having to rip the paper wrapper. Means the dressing rip while taking it from the wrapper.

      The dressings are white in colour and have a padded centre piece and a kind of mess rough textured paper covering. They basically look like a large plaster and can be opened in the same way as a plaster buy parting the strip at the back of the dressing.

      The padding is a little thicker than a plaster and is coated with a kind of very fine plastic sterile mesh material. Around the padding area it has a sticky part which sticks to the skin to keep the dressing in place over the wound. The dressing does feel very comfortable against the wound when apply over it and also comfortable on the skin. When I applied the dressing to my cut, it didn;t feel uncomfortable or a tight fitting. The sticky backing is just like a plaster and sticks well to the skin and over the wound.

      My cut actually began to seep with blood slightly through the first dressing and I had to redress the same day and once the next day because it was quite sore and painful and an open wound and I didn't want any dirt getting into the wound and causing infection. The dressings helped keep the cut nice and clean and free from dirt. The padding is quite absorbent and a little more absorbent than a plaster. The seeping blood from my cut absorbed well onto the pad and when it was time to replace the dressing I found it really easy to remove from my skin. The fine mess covering the padding didn't attach itself to my cut and so made the removal comfortable and a doddle.

      Each dressing measures 10cm by 7cm and a good size for larger cuts and grazes and for protecting the wound.

      These dressings are aimed for larger cuts and ones which need a large dressing than a plaster. It is very advisable to wash your hands first so that they are absolutely clean and then bathe the wound with water or an antiseptic product. Allow it to dry naturally and then apply the dressing over the top of the wound.

      It tells me on the back of the box that the dressing must be used before the expiry date. The daye on my box is until November 2015 and I only bought them recently and so I think they have a very good expiry date to buy in advance and stock in a medicine cabinet.

      For the pack of 5 dressings I think my hubby told me he paid around £1.50 and I think they are very good value for this price and well worth the money and so affordable. The amount is good and the quality is very good too.

      My wound has healed well using these dressings and I am pleased my hubby bought them to dress my wound. I will most definitely buy them again in the future because I think they are super dressings for larger cuts and grazes.

      I highly do recommend them if you are wanting to cover a wound and to help keep it nice and clean, to heal it well. I don't think you would be disappointed in the price or the way they work for keeping wounds dirt free.

      Also appears on Ciao under my username pinky50.

      I give these dressings 5 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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        15.08.2013 09:33
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        Decent dressings.

        A few weeks ago I dropped and subsequently smashed my little table top mirror. My seven years of bad luck started a couple of days later...

        Whilst I was confident I'd picked up and thrown away all the pieces of glass left on my carpet it appeared I'd concentrated so much on picking up all the tiny, little pieces that I overlooked the rather large, sharp pointy piece which I ended up standing on first thing in the morning on my way to the loo. Not the wakeup call I needed!

        I ended up in A&E as the cut was rather deep and bleeding far too heavily for me simply applying pressure to be of much use. In fact by the time I'd finished wondering around looking for something to wrap my foot in the upstairs of my house resembled a murder scene, I'm still scrubbing blood out the carpets! Anyway, I ended up with stitches and some dressings to take home although I knew I'd require more than I was given so as soon as my poor foot felt up to it I hopped down to Tesco and purchase some more.

        I picked up these dressings as they looked pretty similar to the ones the hospital had given me so thought they'd do the trick. The box contains five dressings, 10cm x 7cm in size and cost me around £1.30 if I remember correctly, they were not particularly expensive.

        The dressings are contained in a green and white cardboard box holding all the relevant information along with the Tesco logo. We're told these sterile adhesive dressings are hypoallergenic, contain a non-stick absorbent pad, provide cushioned protection for he wound are ideal for large cuts and grazes. The back of the box gives directions for use and warnings about using although these all pretty obvious really. Things like washing hands and cleaning the wound before dressing and only use each dressing once (who on earth would try and re-use one?) There's also an expiry date on the back and we're told not use these after that date although my pack had just under three years left on it yet so unless you found these deep in the back of your cupboard or something I don't think this needs worrying about too much.

        Inside the box each of the five dressings are wrapped in a thin, white paper packet. You simply pull this open at the top and the sides will easily peel down revealing the actual dressing. This is another white rectangle with a plastic backing. It's basically a giant plaster. You pop the non-sticky part over the wound and remove one side of the plastic backing sticking firmly to the skin. You then remove the other side of the backing and stick that firmly to the skin as well, simple! Obviously take the time to clean and dry the wound before doing so.

        I found the dressings to be decent sized for my requirements although this will obviously depend on your wound. The non-sticky middle section takes up most of the dressing so there's plenty of room for covering a wound without getting anything stuck to it and these does offer about a cm of soft, cushioned protection to the wound for added comfort.

        I started using these after my stitches were removed, my hospital freebies lasted me until then and I wanted to continue to keep the area protected until my cut had healed completely. I think a cut on the foot would possibly be on the easiest places to become infected and I really didn't want that so was taking no chances.

        By this point the bleeding had pretty much stopped so I can't really comment on how absorbent these are, they did manage to take the occasional trickle without leaking though and I managed perfectly comfortably on one a day during this time.

        The sticky outer of the dressing stuck down to my skin firmly and never came unstuck even the slightest during the course of the day. That said the dressings were also easy and pain free to remove.

        These stopped my wound from becoming infected and gave it perfectly adequate comfort and protection during its healing process. Personally I can't fault them and would highly recommend them to anyone who requires protection for a large wound.

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          09.04.2013 15:35
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          Keeps wounds well protected

          Unfortunately I've had to buy these a few times, the most recent being for my son. He'd been climbing over railings, yes you've guessed it....... resulting in a 7 hour casualty wait and a load of stitches in his hand.

          The wound was sown up and dressed, the nurse gave us a spare dressing. He was told him to keep it clean and dry and to come back in the week. Clean and dry? it was off by the next day and so was the spare. I popped to Tesco as that was the only place open in the evening and bought a pack of dressings.

          There are 5 in the box which cost me just over a pound- so not too dear. The dressings come in a pale blue and green box with a picture of a dressing on the front so you can see what they look like. Each comes individually wrapped. The dressings themselves are white self adhesive, non-stick absorbent pads which are hypoallergenic, each one measures 10cm by 7cm- they look the same as the one my son was given at the hospital.

          You're directed to wash and dry the wound then apply the dressing, replacing it atleast daily with a fresh one. Although not waterproof my son managed to get these to last a day or two before having to change it. His wound was dry so it wasn't as necessary to change the dressing as often as a weeping wound would need. The box therefore lasted for the duration of the stitches- a week or so.

          These are easy to use, they are basically giant breathable plasters. The pad part is quite large with a decent but not too wide sticky edge. These stuck down well and covered the wound comfortably. The dressings are nicely padded protecting the cut from knocks and bumps. My sons wound was kept 'dry' as in the stitches were able to breathe and therefore heal.

          These are handy to keep in as their size makes them great for things like grazes, which I have used them for in the past. They absorb water so I don't know how well they would do at containing the blood from bleeding wounds although anti-septic creams don't leak through. When an injury is bleeding I tend to use plasters rather than dressings anyway.

          They aren't the easiest things to remove and tend to leave sticky marks, but I rather that than have them not be sticky enough.

          I would recommend them and give them 5 stars

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          20.02.2013 12:04
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          A bit expensive but they keep my cut clean

          I used to use the non adhesive dressings whenever I needed to cover up a nasty cut/graze/scratch etc but I decided to try these when I came across them in Tesco. I'd never really noticed them before and they seemed like good value and quicker to put on than non adhesive dressings which need securing with tape.

          These dressings are basically a spongey sort of pad with a sticky outer part and they're a long square shape. The spongey middle part protects sore and inflamed skin/flesh and the outer part keeps it in place. The dressings come in a pack of 5 & are priced at about £1.25 which is a bit more expensive than normal plasters and not as good value but this is because they're a lot bigger and are meant to be used on large surface wounds or post op wounds.

          I bought them to keep a deep cut on my leg clean and protected from germs and they keep it clean and sterile. They cover the long, deep wound up completely and the pad is really soft against my sore skin so it isn't painful. The adhesive part does leave my skin red and dry (I noticed this while changing the dressing the other day) but it isn't itchy so I think the redness will fade once I stop using the dressings.

          The dressing stays on and is very sticky so it doesn't come off even when I am exercising. The dressings aren't waterproof so they need changing each time I have a shower, which means that I have already used 3 of them in 5 days but I would need to change the pads every couple of days anyway because the pad absorbs blood and it wouldn't be hygienic to keep the same one on for long periods.

          The dressings are white and they're not heavy or bulky so it isn't noticeable that I am wearing one if I'm wearing tight trousers, so they're a good alternative to bandages which would be a lot bulkier. I think they're good but they would soon burn a hole in my pocket if I needed to use them for a long period of time! I am going to see if there are any cheaper options in other supermarkets but if not then I will continue using them until my leg is healed.

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          13.02.2013 18:23
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          A great first aid accessory

          I have two young daughter aged 2 and 5 so there always seems to be accidents in our house, I bought these to keep in the first aid box as they are much bigger than a normal plaster.

          I bought the dressings from Tesco and they are part of Tescos own range so you can only buy these ones from Tesco but you can buy similar in many different places. The pack which contains 5 dressings costs around £1.50 which makes them much more expensive than plasters.

          The product comes packaged in a white and green cardboard box which states the name of the shop and the name of the product along with a picture on the front to give you an idea what is inside. You are told on the box that there are 5 dressings inside and that each one measures 10cm x 7cms.

          A few weeks ago I came to a point of actually using one of these dressings when my eldest fell over on the concrete outside and grazed her knee. To use the dressing you of course need to wash your hands first and wash the area of the injury if the injury is fresh. The dressings are in their own individual wrapper which is simple to tear open and then there are two pieces of coated paper on the back so you can peel one side off at a time to prevent you touching the rear of the dressing.

          The dressing is white in colour and is a sort of mesh style fabric on the top so you can see it is breathable, there is a white pad inside just like with a normal plaster and then a sticky area around all four sides of the plaster which is good.

          My daughter did look quite funny with this over her knee but the dressing actually has about 1cm of stickiness all the way around it so the dressing part is actually only 8cm x 5cm so it was a great size for covering her whole kneecap. The dressing stuck to my daughters leg very well and when we took it off the following morning we found she had marks where the sticky bits had been on her leg.

          I think these are a great addition to anyone's first aid kit, they are easy to use, comfortable and they stay put even with my daughter and she is one wriggly child.

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          14.08.2012 19:05
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          5/5

          My boyfriend's demon dog decided to bite me on the wrist last weekend, leaving two 'puncture' marks on my skin.

          After a trip to the doctors yesterday, my mind was put at rest that it was nothing serious and I got these adhesive dressings to keep the area clean and prevent anything getting into or irritating the small wounds. I decided to get Tesco's own brand of the dressings as they were the cheapest option and I think that they're pretty good value at £1.30 for 5 dressings.

          These come in a rectangular shaped cardboard box which is quite thin. The box has a blue and green colour scheme which is nice and basic and there's a picture of the dressings on the front as well as the Tesco logo and the product name. It states on the box that each dressing measures 10m by 7cm which I find to be a little too big for my small wounds but I find this to be a good thing as it protects the surrounding area as well, and as it is still slightly swollen I think it's a good idea to keep it covered.

          The back of the box has information on how to apply the dressings, which is really easy to understand. The dressings come individually wrapped in a thin paper casing, which has a part where you peel it back and inside there is the dressing. The dressing is rectangular and white in colour with a large foam-like padded part running down the middle and once the backing is peeled off the two areas on either side of the padded part are sticky.

          As soon as I've taken the backing off I stick it down onto my skin, making sure that the padded part covers my wounds. The dressing sticks onto my skin securely and it does not feel odd or heavy against my skin. The dressing is made of a thin cotton type material which seems to pick up fluff and dirt quite easily so after a few hours of wearing the dressing it can start to look a bit worn and it does start peeling off at the corners by the end of the day.

          The dressing absorbs blood and fluid well (yuck!) and it is not painful to take off. I've had no issues with these irritating my skin and the dressings should (obviously) only be used once. Overall, recommended; they stay stuck securely onto my skin for a reasonable amount of time and keep the area of skin clean and protected and they're really cheap, too!

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            18.10.2011 09:13
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            A good dressing

            Just over a week ago I had a new tattoo but I didn't go to my usual tattooists and went on a friends recommendation to go to one in Burnley. I have had quite a few tattoo's now and I am well aware of how to look after them so they heal correctly so I did everything the same as with my others in the days after having it done. After a few days it was still agony and I was struggling to even wear a jacket as the fabric brushing against the tattoo was just so sore. Seven days down the line the tattoo started leaking and it was evident that there was infection there so I went straight to Tesco to buy some dressings to protect it.

            The pharmacist advised me to buy some sterile dressings and a tubagrip to keep it well covered. The sterile adhesive dressings I was directed to come in a pack of five and cost just £1.45. The dressings come in a thin box and the packaging is really quite basic. The large Tesco logo is at the top of the box with the name of the product sitting just above a picture of the dressing you will find inside so you can see at a glance that it is what you are looking for. It tells us the size of the dressings - 10cm x 7cm, and that they are a non-stick absorbent pad and they are hypoallergenic.

            Opening the box and removing one of the dressings you will see that they are sealed in a paper protector to ensure that they are sterile. The instructions tell you to wash your hands and clean the wound before applying the dressing. The dressing itself is pure white with a cushioned pad in the centre and an adhesive border all the way round. There is a paper backing on each dressing, just like a plaster that needs to be removed before putting over the required area.

            The dressings are so simple to put on and they stick really well to the skin. In fact it hurts a little when removing them!! I found that when I put the dressing on in the morning it lasted really well all day and there was no sign of the corners coming up or anything. However when wearing one overnight, in the morning the edges were coming away slightly. The dressing is nicely padded to give some added comfort and as my tattoo is on the inside of my wrist it has enabled me to be able to do more with the padding than I could without as it took some of the pressure off.

            It is important to dispose the dressings carefully as they do absorb the infection so I put my used ones in a nappy sack before putting in the bin which reduces the risk of the infection being passed on.

            I think the sterile dressings are a really good, cheap buy as they have really helped keep my tattoo clean and dry and the infection has significantly reduced (with the help of cream of course). I can't recommend them enough, they have a range of uses which means they are always handy to have around the house - I used them after an operation to protect and heal my scars, my daughter had one on her knee after falling resulted in a nasty graze! I do think these dressings are something I will now keep in the first aid box in future.

            Thank you for reading my review.

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              29.03.2011 16:11
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              A great dressing for my wound

              Last week I had an operation on my right hand to cure my Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and at first it was wrapped in padding covered by an elastic bandage to keep it straight and protected until it began to knit together.

              After three days I was allowed to take the bandage and padding off and when I did so the dressing beneath was a white sterile adhesive pad. I was advised to leave this on the wound and not to get it wet until I have the stitches out next week - 15 days after the operation.

              The following morning I had a shower complete with a plastic bag on my hand secured tightly round my wrist with elastic bands to keep out the water - right? Wrong! I ended up with a soaking wet dressing!

              I removed the dressing as I had been told not to have the wound wet and warm as it will encourage the breeding of bacteria. Initially I replaced the dressing with a piece cut from a plaster fabric strip but this wasn't as comfortable as it is only sticky on each side and the two ends are open.

              When I was in Tesco I took a look to see if there was anything better that I could use and I found that they sold exactly the same sort of dressing that the hospital had put on my wound.

              I bought two packs of Tesco 5 Sterile Adhesive Dressings which cost me just £1.43 each.

              The dressings come in a thin, flat cardboard box with a picture of one of the dressings on the front. The dressings are hypoallergenic and have a non stick absorbent pad. They measure 10cm by 7cm and should be stored in a cool dry place.

              The instructions for use on the back of the packet are as follows:

              You should wash your hands first and then gently clean the wound with water or antiseptic wipes and then dry it carefully. Apply the dressing and replace it with a fresh dressing at least daily as required.

              Obviously for me the wound was already clean and stable and I just needed the dressing to protect it and stop any dirt from getting in.

              Each dressing is individually wrapped in coated paper and to use you need to tear the top and peel the two sides apart from one another in order to get the dressing out.

              The dressing itself is white with the pad in the centre and adhesive all the way round the edge - in fact it is the same as a standard plaster except for the fact that it is white. Each dressing has two pieces of coated paper on the back which you peel off to reveal the dressing and the adhesive which will stick it to the skin. I just peeled off the coated paper and applied the dressing over the wound pressing down the adhesive strip all round the edge to secure it and keep out any dirt.

              I found these very easy to use and the adhesive is excellent. It lasts easily for twenty four hours before it begins to peel off at the corners. I know I am not doing as much as I normally would but I am using the hand as much as I can to give the scar some exercise as advised by the hospital staff. The dressing is comfortable to wear and it protects the wound well. Being white I think it also looks smarter than conventional plasters as well.

              Once the dressing is removed it should be put in the bin so any germs will be disposed of and thus not be in a position to pass infections on to anyone else.

              I bought a couple of packs of these from Tesco to last me until I get the stitches removed but I shall certainly buy another pack to keep in the first aid basket as I am so impressed with these dressings.

              In conclusion I would recommend that everyone keeps a pack of these in their first aid kit as they are so useful. They are easy to use, comfortable to wear and they provide effective protection for the wound.

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