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Good but don't expect too much!
Tesco Assorted Washproof Plasters
Member Name: alexdave
Tesco Assorted Washproof Plasters
Advantages: Okay for a little boo boo
Disadvantages: Not good for a large boo boo
I bought these plasters as I was walking the entire length of Hadrian's wall National Trail.
I reguarly suffer from blisters on my feet (now I know it was from poorly fitting walking boots!). As we were walking 20 miles a day I decided to invest in lots of plasters. I bought these as they were cheaper then the named brand plasters and looked similar.
After the first day of 20 miles I found a few blisters and so had a chance to try these out. They come in a range of shapes and sizes. The large square ones went on my heel and the smaller ones around my toes. Being wash proof I guessed they would withstand the sweat they would have to endure the following daya nd hoped they would stay put.
Firstly, there wee not enough large plasters. I had about four in the box I picked up which was not enough by any means. I then wished that I had bought a separate box of large plasters!
At the beginning of day two the plasters felt okay. They were bog standard plasters and so had the normal bit of plastic you peel off. They went on okay and stuck well at the beginning.
After 10 miles they still felt in place and after a break for lunch I thought I would check them. I was inspired to find all but one in place still and just reapplied the one which had moved.
By 18 miles I could feel a few of the plasters had moved and started to feel uncomfortable. |One was actually rubbing against my foot which was not what I wanted as my boots were doing a good enough job at that!
All of a sudden I felt a really od sensation of something pulling then snapping on my little te. I had no idea if my toe had dislocated or something as it was very uncomfortable and very odd feeing. I did not believe it would be the plaster as it felt so strange and very "pulling" and "Snapping" motion.
I immediately took my boot off to investigate not know what I would find. Oddly it was the plaster which was around my little toe which must have pulled tight to prevent blood flow so making the release of it feel so strange.
The plaster had no stickiness left and this must have been why it had pulled tight around my toe.
I removed all plasters at this point and located somewhere to buy some Compeed to help my feet.
I tried to buy cheap for things to help my feet whilst walking but it only made things worse.
Dont use these for intensive hiking, use proper plasters like Compeed.!!!
These plasters are okay for a small cut some where that won't be rubbed etc. Dont expect much from them though.
They were only about £2 so shouldn't really expect much!!
Summary: If needing extreme plasters stick to Compeed
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