When it comes to caring for cuts and grazes , some nuggets of conventional wisdom passed down over the years that have come to be widely accepted – but do not bear up to closer examination using modern scientific methods. Let’s look at three prime examples:
1. “That cut will heal better if you let it air”
The idea that a wound heals faster or better when left uncovered is certainly widespread, but research has shown it to be incorrect. Applying an Elastoplast plaster keeps wounds covered and protected against dirt and bacteria, which helps to protect against infection.
You could also apply a Elastoplast Fast Healing wound dressing or use Elastoplast Wound Healing Ointment, both of which keep wounds moist – something that has been shown to accelerate the healing process, keep wounds supple and reduce scarring.
2. “Don’t worry about that graze: just let kids be kids”
There is evidence suggesting children who spend more time outdoors are more likely to develop a strong immune system. However, simply allowing bacteria to enter an open wound by leaving it uncovered is another thing entirely.
If bacteria find their way into a wound, they can trigger an infection that hinders the natural healing process. Plus, if that infection spreads, it can cause serious health consequences. Elastoplast Flexible Fabric plasters, on the other hand, are stretchable and flexible, meaning they provide adaptable and durable protection.
3. “Plasters are uncomfortable and only get in the way”
ome plasters are made from materials that are relatively inflexible and offer poor adhesion, which can make them seem ungainly and ineffective. However, the Elastoplast Flexible Fabric range is made from a highly flexible material that flexes and adapts to your skin as it moves. This means you can go about your daily life uninterrupted while still enjoying safe wound care and protection.