How to Heal a Wound Quickly – Learn here how to help wounds heal faster

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How to Heal a Wound Quickly

Wounds will heal faster when you attend to them right away and keep them moist. That’s right, letting your wound ‘air dry’ is a common misconception. Moist wound conditions not only heal cuts quickly but reduce the risk of scabbing and scarring too.

The whole healing process is influenced by how well you care for your wound, which dressings you use and where on your body your wound is located.

Heal your wound quickly by following these four simple steps:

  • 1. Clean your wound
  • 2. Apply a Plaster
  • 3. Apply a Wound Healing Ointment
  • 4. Reapply fresh plasters



1. Clean your Wound


The faster you start treating your wound, the faster it will heal. As soon as you notice your wound, apply pressure with a clean cloth or Elastoplast Non-Stick Dressing (if you have one) to stop any bleeding.


Next, wash your hands and clean your wound with the Elastoplast Wound Spray to remove dirt and debris that could lead to an infection. This wound spray acts fast and is pain free. It’s also colourless, odourless and won’t irritate sensitive skin.

2. Apply a Plaster


Cover your wound with an appropriate dressing like Elastoplast Fabric Plaster or Elastoplast Sensitive Plaster until the wound is completely healed.


A plaster will help to seal your wound in its moist environment so new cells can grow and repair your skin. A plaster also protects your wound from getting infected and scabbing. Scabbing delays healing and increases the likelihood of scarring. Change the plaster or dressing daily unless you’ve been recommended to do otherwise by your doctor.

3. Apply a Wound Healing Ointment


A wound healing ointment is key to quick wound healing. It helps create a moist healing environment which has been clinically proven to aid and speed up the natural wound healing process.


Elastoplast Wound Healing Ointment can be used at any stage of the healing process, creating a breathable film that protects the wound from external influences. Plus, when paired with one of our Elastoplast wound dressings it also promotes up to two times faster healing, compared to an untreated wound. Repeat regularly until the healing is completed.

4. Reapply Fresh Plasters

Keep your wound covered until your wound is completely healed but make sure to change your wound dressing regularly.


Usually, wound dressings and plasters should be changed daily for hygienic reasons.


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Frequently Asked Questions (3)

  • How to heal deep wounds faster

    Healing deep wounds faster involves crucial steps: keep the wound clean by gently washing it with mild soap, applying antibiotic ointment, and covering it with a sterile dressing to protect against infection. Ensure proper nutrition, hydration, and adequate rest to support the body's healing process. Avoid tobacco and alcohol, as they can hinder healing. Seek medical attention for deep wounds or signs of infection. Adhering to medical advice and minimizing stress on the wound are key for optimal healing.

  • How to treat wounds that won’t heal

    When facing persistent non-healing wounds, seeking professional guidance is essential. Begin by ensuring meticulous wound hygiene, considering debridement if required. Address infections promptly with prescribed medications. Prioritize a balanced diet and hydration for optimal healing. Steer clear of habits like smoking, which can impede recovery. Following medical advice diligently is crucial; specialized dressings or advanced treatments might be recommended by healthcare experts to facilitate effective healing.

  • What’s a Fast healing cream for open wounds

    Elastoplast's Wound Healing Ointment is ideal for open wounds due to its protective barrier that shields against contaminants and promotes a moist healing environment. Packed with essential oils, it supports skin regeneration while its antimicrobial properties help prevent infections. Gentle on the skin, it aids in soothing and calming the wound, fostering an optimal environment for effective healing.

Always see a doctor if the wound is deep, bleeds heavily or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth. Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products' packages. Important: consult a health professional in case of any uncertainty of treating your wound properly.       

For further information regarding Elastoplast products, please contact us via email on (AU and NZ). Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products' packages.