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What is the best way to apply a plaster?
- Clean and dry the skin around the affected area.
- Unwrap the plaster, holding it by the protective strips with the pad facing down towards the wound.
- Peel back the strips to show the pad, but do not remove them. Place the pad on the wound, making sure your fingers don’t touch the surface of the pad.
- Carefully pull away the protective strips and press the edges of the plaster down to secure it in place.
How long can I keep a Leukoplast plaster on for?
Depending on which plaster you opt for, the wear time can vary. In some cases, Leukoplast products such as Leukoplast Cuticell Contact can remain in place and protect the wound for up to 14 days, whereas others can be removed after 24 to 48 hours. For best results, follow the wear time instructions listed on the box.
Do wounds heal faster covered or uncovered?
Some studies have shown that wounds can heal quicker when kept moist and covered, this is because blood vessels are able to regenerate quicker and the number of cells causing inflammation can drop faster. However, if you are unsure where or not to cover your wound, it’s best to seek professional advice.
Which plasters are most suitable for cuts and grazes?
Depending on the type of cut or graze you have, the following products may be helpful in offering protection and speeding up recovery time: Leukoplast Barrier, Leukoplast Soft, Leukoplast Aqua Pro, Leukoplast Strong.
Which Leukoplast products can be used on lacerations?
Leukoplast Leukosan Strips are great for closing skin cuts and lacerations. They are easy to apply and allow the wound to heal without harming the surrounding skin.
For lacerations that are bleeding profoundly, you may need to use a dressing pad, such as Leukoplast Cutisoft and a dressing fixation or a fixation tape to help stem the bleeding first. To view our full range of Blood Spill Products, click here.
What plasters are good to use on blisters?
Plasters and dressings can be used to help cover blisters while they heal and to help prevent infection.
Leukoplast Cuticell Contact is a gentle silicone wound contact layer that can used to cushion and protect blisters.
Which Leukoplast plasters can be used on children?
Leukoplast Kids is a fantastic option for children of all ages. They are breathable, comfortable and have a water repellent surface to keep fluid and bacteria at bay, and their brightly coloured animal print also makes them a winner with little ones.
Which Leukoplast plasters are suitable for very sensitive skin?
Leukoplast Soft is extra gentle, even on delicate skin and is suitable for all skin types, including children. It has a highly absorbent, low adherent wound pad which is comfortable and breathable, it also has a skin-friendly adhesive which is easy to remove.
For pain-sensitive wounds such as minor burns and abrasions, opt for Leukoplast Cutisoft. It’s highly absorbent and breathable, but very gentle on the skin.
Please note, if used as a dressing pad, Leukoplast Cutisoft will need to be applied with fixation or a bandage. We recommend Leukoplast Skin Sensitive as it’s soft silicone adhesive is suitable for all skin types, including elderly patients and infants.
Which Leukoplast plasters are latex-free?
Which Leukoplast plasters are breathable?
Can plasters be worn while showering?
Leukoplast Aqua Pro has been designed specifically to protect wounds while washing, bathing and swimming. It’s waterproof film seals off wounds, keeping them clean and dry.
Which Leukoplast plasters are best for infected wounds?
Leukoplast Leukomed Sorbact is a dressing designed specifically for infected wounds, or for those at risk of becoming infected. It is breathable and shower-proof, with a long lasting adhesion holding the dressing securely in place.