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



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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.

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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.

Women is putting Hansaplast plaster on kid’s knee

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.

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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.





Always read the label. Follow the instructions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

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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.      




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Although compiled with great care, please note that the tips and advice given on this website by no means substitute medical advice and treatment. If you have or suspect a health problem, consult a doctor and follow medical advice regardless of what you have learned on this website. Always read carefully and follow the instructions for use or the leaflets of our products. For further information about our products, please contact us here.

Always read the label and follow the directions for use. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.