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Tesco Assorted Washproof Plasters
Member Name: hh1983
Tesco Assorted Washproof Plasters
Date: 24/02/11, updated on 27/04/11 (39 review reads)
Advantages: easy to use, effective
Disadvantages: not overly durable
Every household, especially those with children will or should have a box of plasters in a first aid kit, and my son does not seem to be fussy in having plasters with pretty pictures on, so i thought the plain ones will do. With this in mind, wandering around my local Tesco store, spotting these plasters at the thrifty price they were thought they would be worth a shot. Very handy to have waterproof/washproof plasters especially for paddling feet in the summer so i thought that these TESCO WASHPROOF PLASTERS would do the trick, especially at a mear £1.09.
As you can see from the box, it contains 40 plasters of varying size and shape, from square to wide and long, to thin and long too. These are handy as they fit various parts of the body well. The square ones are perfect for a heel, and the longer slimmer ones, great for wrapping around a finger. These plasters are flesh coloured and have a smooth waterproof sheen. The box itself is green with a picture of the plasters that can be seen on the front too. The back of the packaging has the instructions and safety advice as you would expect for a healthcare product.
The actual use of the product is very easy, unless you are trying to put a plaster on your dominant hand of course, always 'handy' excuse the pun to get someone to help! And i have used these plasters for cuts, scrapes and blisters. They are perfect for putting in your bag on a night out with your new heels and also to keep in your babies changing bag for those scraped knees and egos. Not forgetting your first aid kit at home, these always need a pack of plasters! It is amazing how many plasters i have given out to other mums who i dont know, at the swimming pool or local park!
To use this product, you simply need to peel off the plastic coating to the sticky side at the back, one at a time to stick the plaster to the areas that needs it, and is easy to do. I have never had a problem with these plasters ripping or sticking back on itself either.
I do find that they are splashproof more than washproof. Submerging your hands in water with a plaster on, makes for a plaster on the finger to literally slide off the end due to the glue dissolving. The odd rinse will prolong the life of your plaster much better. To be honest though, what can you expect from an adhesive dressing.
I have never known anyone that has used this product to have a reaction to it, but to be fair, i can only speak for my family. No signs of rashes or reactions to the glue that is used, but i am aware that this does not apply for everyone, so i would suggest using with caution the first time!
These plasters will remain in our first aid kit as providing they are treated carefully do the job that is requested of it!
A good all round plaster! 4/5 from me!
Summary: effective and reasonably priced
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