“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Plasters „
Plasters are not something that we go through lots of in our house. I am a big believer in letting air gets to minor wounds to let them heal, particularly if it is something like little boys knees from taking a tumble. They get used more by me when I cut myself in the kitchen and need to carry on cooking so it is essential for hygiene reasons to cover the wound to be able to get on.
My son came home from school with a cut on the end of his finger from playing with clay with some biscuit cutters. Although the wound was no longer bleeding from the initial cut, the wound was at the end of his finger near the nail, and he kept catching it and making it open again and bleed more. He is not good with blood or pain, so I went to find a plaster, only we didn't have any left in a suitable size so I had to make a special trip to our local store to find something suitable.
I'm a mean mummy - I don't think my kids are even aware that you can get character plasters, so when we were looking at the plasters on the shelf we stuck to the skin coloured fabric plasters and as I told him these were the best ones, he was happy to go along with that.
A box of 40 plasters cost me £1, or approximately 2.2p per plaster. The other brand on the shelf was elastoplast, which was nearer to £1.60, and as this is something worn for a little while to allow the skin to start healing then discarded, I didn't see the point in splashing the cash here on something more expensive.
Within the box there are a nice selection of sizes of plasters. 8 large rectangular plasters (25 x 76mm) for knee injuries. 20 plasters are what I would class as suitable for adult fingers, again rectangular in shape and long enough (19 x 72mm) to wrap around your finger. There are then 12 that are small rectangles (19 x 38mm) that are more suited to covering a small childs finger or perhaps a bite or site of a small injury on an adult. I personally wouldn't use these small ones unless it was something like a nick caused by shaving my legs.
In my opinion for basic minor injuries as outlined here these are more than ample. Anything that is bigger than these plasters or bleeding too heavily for them probably requires a trip to minor injuries or A and E. Eg. my husband banged his forehead at the temple and the blood poured from it, and it was evident that these were not sufficient to deal with his cut - we patched it best we could until he got to A and E for stitches and medi-strip. I didn't even attempt these plasters, I raided our proper first aid kit and found a thicker pad to stem the bleeding.
Each plaster is hygienically contained within a packet which is a little waxy in feel which keeps it dry and clean until it is needed. These adhere well to the skin if it is quite dry and the plasters have a soft feel to them and bend easily to accomodate wounds like those on finger tips. I would try and stem bleeding a bit and clean the wound before applying a plaster. These plasters do not tend to stay on for very long if they get wet, which is quite fine by me as I have horrid memories of those strips of fabric plasters which you cut, which seemed to adhere to knee injuries like glue when I was a child. It used to be horrible taking those ones off when the area was already sore, so I like that my children don't have to suffer any more than they have already.
By the time an injury is a few hours old, I am happy that the plaster is removed quite easily to let the air get to it again. You don't seem to get too much adhesive residue remaining on the skin after using these, which again is good as I don't have to start scrubbing to try and get it off.
Overall, they are a good enough brand to keep a wound covered for a few hours. I would not trust these to deal with a serious injury, but if anyone in my household had a minor injury I would be happy to treat it with one of these. For the kids, I have never got them into the habit of a plaster every time they fall, so this box will last us quite a long time. I will be happy to replace with this brand when they do run out.
Plasters, a necessity in all households, an item which I have plenty of, though when I need one I can never seem to find them. A few years ago, when wearing heels became more frequent, I found that I needed plasters more often, so the cheaper the box of plasters the better, and Tesco provided just that.
I picked the fabric plasters, as I generally prefer the feel of them. They are in some ways softer and more comfortable than waterproof plasters. Tesco fabric plasters contain three different sizes of plaster and a total of 40 plasters for £1. The plaster sizes are small, medium and wide, and long and thin. I find the small ones ineffective, as they come off more easily than the other sizes, the small ones are perhaps best used for children, or so long as they wrap around fully so the two ends meet and one end sticks on top of the other.
The size I most use is the long, but thinner one. I have used this to prevent the back of my shoe from grazing the skin just behind my ankle area. When I already have a bit of grazing there, the plaster protects it from further damage and also acts as a bit of a cushion, so it doesn't hurt when I am in heels. I have found that the plaster does not come off unless moisture hits it, so when in the shower, the plaster come off easily, similarly I have used these to cover my verrucas, and have found that if my foot is too sweaty, the plaster does not stick as well.
On minor cuts, the plaster protects the cut from clothing fabric pulling the skin around the wounded area. However on deeper cuts, the blood can seep through. By deeper cuts, I mean cuts that are not deep enough to require stitches, but cuts that take a while to stop bleeding, in this case you are better off using a bandage, and once the cut starts to heal or stops continuous bleeding, then this plaster is fine to use, and will not come off unless in the shower.
Because the plaster is not too sticky, it does not hurt when removing, if however you are worried about it hurting, then just run it under some water for easy removal.
The plasters have been good for my requirements, so I will award it 4 stars. If you are a frequent user of plasters, and like me take at least one shower a day, then you will have to keep changing these plasters on a daily basis, and will require a lot of these.
I think its always important to have plasters around the house for those little accidents you can't avoid. I keep a box in my kitchen cupboard as this is where I find most accidents happen, generally with the slip of a knife so its good to have them on hand.
The box that I have is a box of assorted fabric plasters from Tesco and on the front it tells me that there are 40 different plasters in the box. On the back of the box it says that these plasters are, "Ideal for protection of wounds, they are durable yet breathable to aid the natural healing process. Soft and flexible, they are comfortable to wear. These plasters feature a non-stick antiseptic pad to prevent infection and a hypoallergenic latex free adhesive to minimise the risk of an allergic reaction."
The plasters come individually wrapped although there are two plasters linked together and in order to separate you just need to tear down the perforations. I like that they are individually wrapped because sometimes all you need is one and in this way you are not ruining other plasters just trying to get into one. They are wrapped in paper and it is easy to get them out as all you do is pull when the little blue arrows indicate and the paper comes apart revealing the plaster inside. I think this is really handy because the paper wrapping sort of holds onto the plaster meaning you can pull off the plastic strip at the back, revealing the sticky portion of the plaster and attach it to your wound before the other end of the plaster comes out of the wrapping so it makes it really easy to put on, especially if you are doing it yourself and have no help.
I find these plasters stick really well and you can leave it on for a day before needing to change it if its a really bad cut. I think fabric plasters work much better, especially on your hands as if they get wet they do not come unstuck like plastic plasters. I find they stick better to your skin too and do not move about as much as a plastic plaster does.
Inside the box there are three different sizes which is really handy. There are 20 20x70mm plasters which are long rectangles, 12 20x40mm which are smallish rectangles, and 8 34x70mm plasters which are the biggest ones. I like all these different sizes as there are ones to wrap around fingers but then there are also plasters which are perfect for wounds on other parts of the body too like knees for little kids.
All in all a good box of plasters from Tesco.
I'm not the greatest fan of the humble plaster, mainly because I don't think they work brilliantly and more often than not when you wash your hands, the plaster un-sticks and falls off so you have to get another one out. Anyway, sometimes you get cuts and grazes that need covering for hygiene reasons, sometimes to keep infection away from the cut and sometimes because the darned thing just won't stop bleeding.
These plasters from Tesco are cheap and fairly cheerful. They are £1 for around 40 assorted sized plasters. They are fabric plasters rather than the foamy type plasters that you can also get.
The plasters are really easy to use, they come individually wrapped to keep the plaster sterile until you want to use it, they then work in the way in which every other plaster works. The fabric means that they are stretchy and flexible so you don't feel like your finger is in a cast (which I find the foamy plasters to feel like) and they don't stick out as much as the foam plaster, they are slightly more subtle.
The multiple sizes can be useful in some ways, but the smallest plasters in my opinion are too small to be very useful and I find we end up with a lot of these plasters left over. There are no really really large plasters in the packet so for a grazed knee on a child, these would not be suitable.
I do find that after washing hands once or twice the adhesive on the plaster starts to come loose and the plaster tends to wiggle its way off the end of the finger. If you have a cut or graze elsewhere and the plaster is on a flat surface e.g. on your arm for example, the adhesive sticks pretty well, the problems mainly occur when the cut is on a finger and the plaster needs to be wrapped around the finger in a tube-like way.
The plasters are quite good at soaking up blood and don't tend to stick to the wound, nor do they leak easily for minor cuts and grazes.
For the price these plasters are good value and do their job fairly well, as well as any other plaster, so why pay a lot more for a premium brand? I would definitely buy these again as they are handy to have in the medicine cupboard. I just wish the sticky stayed on the plaster a bit more for finger cuts but they are not the worst plasters I've ever used so I can recommend them.
Plasters are something that just about everyone keeps in the home and we are no exception. The plasters I currently have are Tesco Fabric Plasters, I personally hate waterproof plasters, they always seem to rigid and for some reason never stick to me. I picked up a packet of Fabric Plasters from my local Tesco which cost just £1.00 for a pack of 40.
The plasters are sold in a box which is mainly green and white, the front of the box has the Tesco logo across the top and also informs the customer that these are Assorted Fabric Plasters which promise to be soft ad durable, breathable and flexible. The box also shows a few pictures of the plasters.
The back of the box gives instructions for use and states that the plasters are low allergy and have latex free adhesive. This information is written in very tiny writing and quite difficult to read.
The back if the box also shows the 3 different size plasters the box contains, these are:- 20 plasters measuring 19 x 72mm, 12 plasters measuring 19 x 38mm and 8 plasters measuring 25 x 76mm.
All of the plasters are individually wrapped in a white paper wrapper, this pulls apart at one end, the plasters are the usual light brown colour and have a little pad of lint in the middle, the sticky part of the plaster has the usual paper over it which pulls apart when you apply the plaster.
I have bought these plasters several times and have always been pleased with them. They always stick well and protect any cut very well. I always change a plaster everyday and I find these will easily stick for this amount of time without curling up at the edges and starting to peel off. They don't however stand being wet, this will make them come unstuck straight away although to be fair they are not sold as waterproof plasters anyway.
I like the fact that all the plasters in this pack are what I would call a sensible shape, well for me personally anyway, if I need a plaster its usually a simple cut or sore toes from shoes that have rubbed, all the plasters in this box are rectangle shaped and ideal for this type of thing and always protect the wound whatever it is very well.
All in all I would recommend the Tesco Fabric Plasters, personally speaking they always stick well and don't curl up at the edges, the price is good and they are all what I would called usable sizes so there's never any that always get left or need trimming down. If like me you always like to have plasters in the house I would recommend these, they are good value for money.
We always have a pack of plasters handy at home, as while I'm usually of the run it under the tap and leave it alone persuasion, now and then those cuts and scrapes can be of the 'dear god does than need stitches?' variety. Which then in my opinion qualifies them for a plaster. Recently I grated a knuckle with the cheddar and was mortified to find that there was only one plaster left, as I judged this culinary and finger related disaster to be of a several plaster healing time it was out to the shops to top up the first aid kit. I opted for the Tesco assorted Fabric Plasters which contains 3 sizes of plaster: 20 of 19x72mm 12 of 19x38mm and 8 of 25x76mm all rectangular. They cost at the time of writing £1 for 40.
I always opt for fabric plasters as I find them the best for stickability and flexibility. There is a decent size selection in this box, although there are none at the larger end of the scale so if your cut is bigger than about an inch long you would need to look for something else. They are individually sealed as most plasters are and open fairly easily. The plaster backing peels away easily and cleanly with no problems.
These are not the best fabric plasters I have bought, nor are they the worst. The do just fine for a not too disastrous cut or scrape but if you need a reliable plaster that is not going to budge through the day then these probably are not the ones to go for.
On my finger just above the knuckle so not on the constantly moving part of my finger one of these plasters often lasted all day to be changed the next morning, but they did sometimes start to peel off within half a day or so which is a nuisance if you are out and about and don't have spare plasters with you.
As my cut healed I did give one of the smallest plasters a try to try and eek out the mid sized plasters, but it didn't want to stick at all and peeled off pretty much immediately. Though I think these would work well for use on toes, or small fingers. These plasters seem to work best on curved body parts as the stickiness doesn't seem quite strong enough to do a good job on a 'flatter' body parts such as an arm or top surface of the hand. If they are wrapped around something, a finger for example they are able to overlap and seem to stick much better. They seem to stick better to themselves (and also to cat fur!) than to skin.
Used on my heel to help protect a blister they rolled up and off fairly quickly certainly before I could remove my shoes. Also as a blister protector I didn't find them particularly helpful the gauze pad is not huge and it is not very thick, so didn't pad the area against abrasion well. However (while the plasters remained in place) they were much better than bare blister against shoe and they did a comparable job with some more expensive (non blister specific) brands.
I have also noticed that these plasters have a tendency to fray (though not as badly as the cut yourself strip of the same brand) which makes them look far more tatty and grubbier than they actually are. This can also be annoying if you are faffing around with things such as feeding the birds, digging around in drawers etc as little bit of 'stuff' can get caught in or stuck to the frayed bits.
The lint pad of the plaster claims antiseptic properties and appears very dry, I had no issue with infection during use, and apart from cleaning with salt water before application of the plaster I added no additional antiseptic products. The lint section is not particularly well padded for protection or absorption. In fact although my cut was not a particularly bloody the first plaster did show staining on the outside surface fairly quickly. I would have liked the plaster to offer a slightly better buffer between the injury and the outer world. As the cut was on my dominant hand it was given quite a battering during my everyday activities; and I did find that on occasion when I experienced pressure on the area I did a double take thinking that the plaster had come off. As there seemed to be little softening of the contact pain.
On removal the plaster does leave a little of the stickiness behind but this comes off very easily and doesn't leave you scrubbing or picking at a tender area as some plasters can do.
Despite some little irritations these plasters don't do a terrible job and I will probably buy them again, though I have to admit that when funds allow I will probably go for a different named brand.
I'm currently covered in ugly marks and scratches due to my boyfriends puppy, Evie, who finds great joy in sitting next to me and poking me with her paws, jumping up me or throwing herself on me whenever she gets the chance. I've got an especially nasty, quite deep cut on my upper arm from when she managed to open my bedroom door and leaped full speed at me dragging her paw down my arm as she did it, and as it's getting warmer by the day I am in a rush to heal it so that I don't have to cover my arms up in cardi's!
Plasters help keep wounds clean and free from infection, it helps protect wounds from any nasties such as bacteria and dirt and it also helps protect wounds from the friction of clothes which can be painful when you have a sore and inflammed wound. When it comes to plasters, I am open to anything - I am not brand loyal and as long as long as they are priced reasonably and are of decent quality. I usually opt for brands that aren't 'basic' as I don't have much faith that stupidly cheap plasters would be of good quality, and I have found Tesco's own brand to be one of the more affordable and good quality brands around which is why I picked up a pack of these last week when I was stocking up on groceries.
I actually picked up the fabric ones by mistake as I was in a rush. I usually get the waterproof ones but it's not a problem either way really and I am still able to use them. I paid a pound for the pack of 40 plasters which I think is a reasonable price and it works out at 2.5p per plaster, which isn't dirt cheap and not so cheap it made me think that the quality would be rubbish - it's a nice average in-between price. The plasters come in a rectangular box made of thin cardboard. Opening it is simple and inside there are the plasters, which are individually wrapped to keep the adhesive fresh.
Tesco claim that these plasters are soft & durable and state that the white bit of the plaster (the padded part) is antiseptic. There are three different sized plasters including small (3.5cm x 2cm), medium (7.5cm x 2cm) and large (7.5cm x 2.5cm). These sizes are best suited to small wounds, they would not cover a larger (eg surgery wound) and even though some are over 7cm the actual pad that protects the wound doesn't take up all of the plaster so will not cover a large wound. Once the plaster is out of the packaging it just looks like your average plaster. It's got a paper backing which peels off to reveal the sticky backing and the little white cotton type pad that protects the wound is then visible. This is quite a thin material and not as padded as more expensive plasters but it does the job. Once it's stuck onto my skin the plaster looks as any other plaster would - it's a dark beige colour and you can tell it's a fabric plaster as the texture is visible.
The plaster sticks onto my skin well and stays there for a while, however if I put one on at night it does come off, but I do wiggle about a lot in the night so i'm not going to mark it down too much for this as for people who stay still when they sleep this will not be an issue. The plasters aren't waterproof but as my cut is on my upper arm I just make sure I keep that area out of the water; if you have a wound on your lower body you need to keep covered up then these are not practical. I also have some marks on my wrist, which are a result of eczema, but it's impossible to use these as they come un-stuck with the slightest bit of movement, and obviously my wrist moves about a lot! Once they come un-stuck they loose the stickiness so can not be stuck down again.
Overall, I do reccomend these if you have a minor flesh wound or graze which isn't too big in size. They're never caused me any discomfort or irritation, however the downside is that once they come unstuck they can not be stuck back down and they do become unstuck relatively easy. Apart from this though I can not fault them, they're cheap and reasonably good quality.
I'm a nightmare cook, I stab myself when prodding jacket potatoes, cut myself peeling veg, burn myself on the oven. Cooking is the most common time I will need to get the plasters out. I like to know that I've always got some handy for whenever I might need them, plasters such as these Tesco fabric plasters.
-- Information --
These assorted fabric plaster will cost you £1 and can be found in Tesco stores.
The plasters come in three different sizes and different amounts, 12 small, 20 medium and 8 large, they are all rectangle in shape. The different sizes are:
Small - 2cm x 4cm
Medium - 2cm x 7cm
Large - 3cm x 7cm
-- My experience --
The plasters come in a basic green and white cardboard box with a picture of the three different size plasters. The plasters are individually wrapped, like all plasters are, in a white paper type material the is easy to open at one end by peeling each side off.
I like the fact that there are a different amount of different size plasters, although it would probably be better if there were less small size plasters as I never really use these. The large plasters are ideal for using if the back of your shoes rub as the pad is quite large and will cover most of your heel. The medium size plasters are the ones I use the most as they are an ideal size to wrap around your finger.
Once the plasters are in place, they do stick very well and could last for days, provided you didn't get it wet, so they never last days for me. If I need to do the washing up, or need a shower or the like, the plasters are useless. Despite the stickiness of the plasters, it does hold once wet and just falls off.
I've found that if the plasters are left on for more than a few hours, once removed they leave the sticky residue and an outline of the plaster is left. This is usually quite easy to rinse off though, and it doesn't need scrubbing, like some other plasters do.
I'm a little undecided on whether I'd recommend these or not, the small plasters are deemed useless as they really are small. However, the other size plasters stick well and if you aren't going to be getting them wet, they would last well. But they just aren't practical if you will be getting them wet, so I wouldn't really recommend them.
Due to my job in a book makers, I tend to get a lot of paper cuts from taking bets all day. Because of this, I tend to have an assortment of plasters in my purse because I hate wearing those awful blue ones you get from work. They ruin nail polish and take forever to get the sticky stuff off your skin.
I often buy plasters from different places but this time, I headed to Tesco as I had run out. For £1 you can buy a box of 40 plasters, made from fabric in assorted sizes. Considering how much I do use plasters, I thought this was a great price. The packaging is a green and yellow cardboard box which also has a white circle on the front explaining what you are about to buy. The packet states that the plasters are soft and durable, flexible and also have antiseptic protection.
Inside of the packet are three different sizes of plasters. They come in small, medium and large. Due to me getting paper cuts, the only size I really tend to use are the medium plasters. The small plasters are far too small to cover any cut or scrape of a decent size and I honestly don't think I have ever used one of this size before. The large plasters are a very decent size although again, far too big for everyday use and the things I need them for. The medium plasters are pretty perfect for me though. They wrap around my fingers nicely so that the cut is fully covered and also so that the plaster doesn't fall off or come away at any point.
The fabric these plasters are made of is very strong and durable, just like the packaging says it is. Even through working a full shift and coming home, the plasters remain on my finger, exactly where I put it. This is partly due to the sticky substance on the back of the plaster as well as the fabric. With other plasters, they have come apart at the ends or the fabric has torn but not with this brand. The only real problem with fabric plasters in general is getting them really wet. These plasters do not stand well through a shower and afterwards, they do tend to come off.
These plasters are both good and bad value for money. Good in the sense that the medium plasters are fantastic but bad in the sense that two of the sizes are quite useless. I think this would be a much better product if there was a medium only size option.
I am not normally a clumsy person, but I do regularly find the need for a plaster and so have a good stock of the little things to hand. I have tried a number of different brands with varying success and the Tesco Assorted Fabric Plasters are the latest set under scrutiny. Priced at £1.00 originally, they are now just 83pence due to the Tesco 'The Big Price Drop' promotion currently running.
The pack contains three different sizes of plaster (small, medium and large) and they are each in the typical rectangular shape. The small and medium sized plasters are ideal for cuts on my fingers and other small and minor wounds. The large plasters are great for larger cuts. The bigger inner pad allows you to cover a larger wound.
Once I remove the backing and apply the plasters they all stick reasonably well to my skin. If it is a cut to my legs or arms I usually find cutting the hair close by it saves a lot of pain later on! This also helps with adhesion. As I have some fariyl new work shoes I have gained a blister or two on the back and side of by feet. I also use the smaller size for preventing rubbing to the top of my foot due to the new shoes. Although I wear socks over these plasters in these circumstances I still believed they would become unstuck during my exhertions of the day. They remianed firmly in place, though, and I am more than surprised.
Although I mention that the adhesion left me satisfied it must be noted that they are not waterproof. I much prefer the fabric plasters to the plasticy finished onces, though they can begin to look a little tatty depending on where you have the plaster on your body.
The other minor quibble is that after removing the plasters I can often see a sticky residue remaining on my skin. Most of the time I can rinse it off with a bit of soap and water, but if the plaster remains in place for a number of days removal can be a little more tricky and usually leaves more residue behind.
Overall i am more than happy to recommend the tesco Assorted Fabric Plasters. With a pack of 40 costing just 83pence they are decent value for money. Just remember not to put them on just before bathing or doing the washing up!
Plasters are always just something everybody should have in the house but it's also always something I forget to buy when u run out. It's just one of these things that you hardly really use but when you need them and you don't have them, its very annoying. As I'm actually a fan of the Tesco brand products I didn't see any problem with trying these ones out. They come for 1,19 pounds and you get 40 plasters. Sounded like a decent price.
When you open the pack you don't get one size of plasters but actually three size. You get small, medium and large and they have a oblong shape. At first I thought it was really handy to have three different sizes but in reality it can actually be a bit annoying. I noticed that after a while and using a few plasters I never use the smaller ones because they are simply often too small. So at some point you have used the large and medium ones but are left with the smaller ones. It's a waste of trowing them away but if u buy a new pack you are going to have the same problem and in the end have
tons of smaller ones.
The plasters are of good quality and I like the fabric of them. They also feel strong enough and I noticed that I can easily wear them all day long without having to be scared they would come off. I hate plasters that come off after a few hours and you feel the plaster is just hanging on to you. The problem is that you will have to becareful with body hair because yes if you are not careful they will pull them out. Sometimes they also feel a bit of stickyness behind but it comes easily off wihen you wash yourself.
I think compared to other brands they feel a bit more secure and they with you a bit longer. Espeically for the price you can't really go wrong. That they come in different sizes is handy but also annoying. Four stars for me.
Finding plasters which do a decent job is always tough but I love trying to save money so I purchased 40 plasters and this was a multi assorted pack which was £1.19 a pack or you could obtain 2 for £2 which is a deal at Tesco right now.
Inside you get three various sizes and you get small, medium and large and they are oblong shaped. Usually I admit to using the bigger ones the most because I have issues around my hands due to cutting them all the time when cooking and watching teleivison and also when I have been out playing football.
They stick quite well I pull them off the tape part and attach them to the area which is having a problem and they remain pretty stuck throughout the day. I had one of the back of my heal at the weekend due to me having a sudden blister and deciding to pop it and it was sore to walk.
I found the plaster stuck all day and never seemed to get lose even with all the sweat and wear and tear I was putting it under whilst walking around.
The medium plasters I have used for smaller cuts and I have put some antiseptic cream on sometimes and I always put far to much onto the plaster but again this never stops the sticky part coming off.
I love the fabric plasters as they feel so appropriate to wear the waterproof plasters I dislike they feel as if they will come off any moment and sometimes they irritate my body and that is not good for anyone.
I would tell people that have body hair and put these on top of the hair to be very careful because the pain is not pleasant. I have lots of hair on my arms and I once put a plaster on top and these plasters are very sticky and I had to rip some hair out and it was agony so that is a problem to note.
I think compared to other big companies perhaps these are slightly less sticky and offer less protection overall but for the price I am not going to let that small point put me off purchasing them. Having the various sizes does help and when you have lots of tiny cuts and have just the big plasters you look silly when you reveal it was a tiny nick to the body.
I would recommend these to anyone and not to get them wet as soon as I did whilst washing up they come off but still have some of that adhesive protection remaining.
The last point to note that occasionally I have found the sticky resin left on my body after the plaster has been pulled away and if on body hair this is a nightmare.
Plasters are an essential item found in first aid kits. At home I have a home made first aid kit which contain the tesco plasters. I have the fabric plasters as they were the only ones available at the time and I don't think that the water-proof plasters are very good.
Like all plasters there is a adhesives part to the plaster as well as a tissue/cushion side. The bigger the size of the wound the bigger the tissue area is needed. It is the tissue part that absorbs the blood and the sticky bit provides adherence to the finger. The tesco plasters come in different sizes; there are the longer ones that are ideal for finger cuts or smaller cuts and the square ones are better for larger cuts.
As this is a fabric plaster it does start to lose adherence quite quickly if it comes into contact with water. I have found that the plaster becomes lose at the sides when it is stuck to my finger and it starts to peel away even when not in contact with water. The ends also get quite mucky even though I am not doing anything that is remotely dirty. This is not good as if bacteria enter the wound through the plaster then it could make it worse and take longer for it to heal. I remove a plaster as soon as it looks mucky.
If I have a deep cut that requires the plaster being on for a prolonged time then I find myself going through nearly the whole packet which is expensive. If it is a minor cut then I put a plaster to stop the bleeding and prevent the wound getting infected or bigger. I have recently got quite a few finger cuts and some have actually been surprisingly deep.
These will do the job of a plaster that is to prevent/control bleeding and help the healing process.
I have always been a clumsy so and so and, as such, I need to use plasters on a regular basis. We have a log burner and I often chop and saw wood, some of which has nails protruding from it so just that has great potential for injury for someone like me without all the other stuff I do!
For me it has to be fabric plasters as I find that they stick better and feel more comfortable on my skin that the waterproof plasters.
In Tesco's the current price of a pack of 40 assorted Elastoplast Fabric Plasters is £2.80 and the cost of the equivalent pack of 40 Tesco Fabric Plasters is £1.19 with an offer of buy two packs for £2. This offer is valid until 12th December 2010.
The plasters in the pack come in three different sizes - small oblong ones, long thin oblong ones and long wider oblong ones.
The smallest ones are great if I have been gardening and have a cut on my arm for example, the middle sized ones are ideal if I cut my finger and the biggest ones have been a godsend as my toenail has grown back after I broke my toe! The nail has been digging into the surrounding skin at times and I have worn one of the wide plasters with some Savlon on it to prevent any infection.
The fabric part of the plaster is strong and the padding is thick enough to cushion the cut and provide some comfort and protection from further damage.
The wording on the front of the box tells us that the plasters are 'soft and durable, flexible' and have 'antiseptic protection'.
To use the plasters you just need to clean the wound and dry the surrounding area (or the adhesive won't work). You then need to remove the plaster from its sterile packaging and place it on the wound.
I have found these plasters to be very good and the added antiseptic protection can only be a good thing. The adhesive is good enough although I have to say that the adhesive on Elastoplast is stronger. I can wear these plasters whilst I am gardening and they stay in place protecting the wound and keeping it clean.
I have occasionally tried to put one on my hand or foot after using moisturising cream - silly me - they just fall straight off!
So there you are, a good plaster available at a good price - they keep the wound clean and sterile and they are cushioned enough to be comfortable as well. Oh and of course you get your Tesco Clubcard points too!
A rating of four stars from me as they are not quite as good as Elastoplast but it is a close thing!
I bought these Tesco plasters for my fist aid bag as I have just been to Turkey on holiday. I always take a first aid kit as sods law will be the first time I dont I will need a bandage or plaster.
I have to say, having rushed to Tescos to purchase plasters. I was astounded by the price of the branded plasters. Nearly £4 for a box of plasters which I think is very expensive. Especially when I always go for the cheaper branded plasters that work just as well.
These Tesco assorted plasters are really excellent value for money. They cost around £1 for a box of 40 plasters. This is really reasonable. Especially as the quality of these plasters are in my opinion, very durable.
The plasters within this box come in three different sizes. These sizes range from small plasters which are more than adequate for small cuts to larger plasters for the bigger wider cuts. I personally would have preferred a few more of the smaller sized plasters in the box as I tend to use these much more frequantly than the larger sizes.
The plasters themselves are very comfortable. They are strong and feel very secure. I found when I cut my finger that the plaster added much needed protection to the wound. The plasters are quite reasonable in thickness which provides a comforting cushioning feel.
I was pleased that these plasters offered antiseptic protection. I felt very comforted by this prospect. The plasters have a very good adhesive hold and even though I was in and out of the pool, I hardly had to replace the plaster at all. Also the plaster was on the fold of my finger, but these plasters seem to be very flexible and was great at holding it's shape and staying in place.
I would most certainly recommend these plasters. They are great at providing coverage and protection. They are easy to apply and are individually wrapped for added sterile protection. I am very pleased with these plasters. I see no reason in forking out a fortune for plasters just because they have a brand name. When these plasters in my opinion do just a good a job.