Wound Dressing FAQ
Wound Dressing FAQ
Accidents do happen, so it is important to know how properly care for your wounds. Below are some tips for caring for wounds with plasters, changing plasters and dealing with potential infections.

Wound Dressing FAQ

Is it not better to let small wounds dry at the fresh air, instead of putting on a plaster?

No. It is a wound care myth that keeping minor cuts and grazes uncovered helps them to heal faster. The contrary is true. Research shows that covered wounds heal more efficiently and have a reduced risk of infection. Moist wound healing technology, provides safe protection until the wound is completely healed.

How often should I change my plaster?

Usually, wound dressings and plasters should be changed daily for hygienic reasons. If you use an advanced plaster that provides Moist wound healing conditions, it is recommended to leave it in place for up to two days or more in order to not interrupt the healing process.

It looks like my wound got infected and suppurates – What should I do?

Contact a medical professional as soon as you recognise signs of infection. Symptoms include not only the occurrence of pus but also symptoms such as swelling, redness, heat, pain, itching or burning. In case of infection the wound will need medical care and special medical treatment.

Wound infections are the major cause of wound healing disturbances, and wound infections are not rare - up to 50% of acute wounds become infected! Reduce the risk of infection from the very beginning with Elastoplast Antibacterial Plastic Plaster.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist contact your healthcare practitioner.

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