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Tesco Value Plasters
Member Name: brittle1906
Tesco Value Plasters
Advantages: A great value for money addition to the first aid box
Disadvantages: Leaves a layer of adhesive on the skin.
Review of Tesco Value Wash-proof Plasters
From the Tesco Value range, these plasters offer a useful selection of sticking plasters for general first aid use. The cost is a mere 40p for a box containing 40 plasters of varying sizes.
The individually wrapped plasters are presented in a recyclable cardboard box bearing the Tesco Value logo and an image of a hand with the index finger encased in a flesh coloured plaster.
There are four different sizes of plasters in the box, 20 19mm x 72mm, by far the most useful size in my opinion!, 12 19mm x 38mm, 4 25mm x 72mm and 4 25mm round plasters. The round ones are particularly useless to my mind and we never seem to require this size of plaster for anything!
I have young grandchildren who due to their parents' garden being terraced and on a steep slope, regularly come to our home to ride their bikes and scooters, roller skate and generally play in our much larger, flatter garden. Naturally, no matter how carefully children are supervised, there is inevitably the odd tumble and scrape. These plasters come into their own for this type of first aid.
The plasters are as previously mentioned, individually wrapped, so you know the plaster is going to be sterile. The outer wrapper is made of a papery material and it rips open easily to access the plasticky adhesive dressing.
I won't insult review readers intelligence by explaining how to use a plaster, as I am sure you all know only too well! I will point out however that Tesco advise the plasters be stored in a cool dry environment and that should a wound continue bleeding, become swollen, reddened or painful, medical advice should be sought. Tesco also advise that their Value Wash-proof plasters are suitable for sensitive skin.
The plasters have a use by date stamped on the base of the outer packaging and the plasters should be used up within this time frame.
These dressings are wash proof, they are not waterproof as such, and probably wouldn't cope with being underwater for long, i.e. when swimming, but will withstand hand washing and similar activities. The plasters do have a little stretch to them so can be applied to bendy parts of the body, such as knees and elbows successfully. They are pretty durable too and the stickiness lasts very well. I have found that removal is easy enough, provided the plaster has not been placed on a hairy part of the body, but they do leave a dark area of adhesive on the skin, which can be a nuisance to remove, especially when close to an area that is already sore! A dab of baby oil on a cotton wool ball generally sorts this issue out though.
==My Thoughts and Conclusion==
At 40p for 40p plasters, these are excellent value for money. The plasters are, apart from the silly round ones, of a good usable size and they are effective and durable. I always keep a pack of these in our first aid box, both at home and in our motor home. Plasters are one of those things that I tend to take for granted, so a good supply is handy to have. I usually keep one or two in my purse too, just in case of mishaps when out and about.
I think that Tesco, along with most of the other major supermarkets, have a good range of own brand first aid products and I do tend to buy these in preference to branded items.
For general first aid family use these plasters are hard to beat in my opinion and I would definitely recommend them to others.
Thank you for reading
ębrittle1906 March 2012
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name
Summary: A bargain buy which does the job, I just wish Tesco would ditch the useless round plaster!
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