Elastoplast Crepe Bandages are strong support crepes for medium to long-term bandaging requirements. They are ideal for securing wound dressing, supporting strains, and providing compression to alleviate swelling.
They come in two weights for varying requirements of compression.
The medium weight crepe bandage is suitable for use as a dressing retention. Suitable for keeping gauze in place, stemming bleeding, and providing light compression.
The heavy weight crepe bandage is suitable for use as support for sprains and strains in joints and muscles. It also works as a moderate compression bandage for knee swelling, ankle swelling, and other relevant injuries.
How to Use
For Dressing Retention
Firmly wrap the injured area using a figure 8 shape, or overlap for limb areas such as forearm or calf. Ensure that the areas above and below the injury are covered.
Always ensure the binding is comfortable. Should any numbness or tingling sensation arise, unwrap the bandage & rebind less tightly.
Medium Weight Crepe Bandage
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|Product :||Medium Weight Crepe Bandage||Type:||Size:||7.5cm x 1.6m Unstretched||Quantity:||1 Bandage|
|Product :||Medium Weight Crepe Bandage||Type:||Size:||10cm x 1.6m Unstretched||Quantity:||1 Bandage|
Heavy Weight Crepe Bandage
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|Product :||Heavy Weight Crepe Bandage||Type:||Size:||7.5cm x 2.3m Unstretched||Quantity:||1 Bandage|
|Product :||Heavy Weight Crepe Bandage||Type:||Size:||10cm x 2.3m Unstretched||Quantity:||1 Bandage|
1. How often should I change my plaster?
For hygienic reasons, it is recommended that you change Standard First Aid Dressings daily.
2. Is it better to let small wounds dry at the fresh air instead of putting on a plaster?
It is a commonly held myth about wound care that keeping minor cuts and grazes uncovered helps them to heal faster. The contrary is true! It is proven that covered wounds have a reduced risk of infection and heal more efficiently. Elastoplast plasters are the ultimate addition to your first aid supplies. They provide caring, antibacterial protection until the wounds are completely healed.
3. When should I consult a doctor?
We recommend contacting a medical professional under the following circumstances:
- If the wound is deep and causing major bleeding
- If the wound shows signs of infection such as redness, warmth, pain and swelling
- If there are embedded foreign objects in it
- In the case of animal or human bites
- If the wound is in the area of the face
Of course, whenever you have questions or are uncertain it is advisable to get in contact with a medical professional.
4. What if my wound gets infected, swells, creates pus, or suppurates?
You should contact a medical professional if you recognise any signs of infection. This is not only the occurrence of pus but also swelling, redness, heat, pain, itching or burning. In case of infection the wound will need medical care and special medical treatment.
5. Which plaster should I use for my sensitive skin?
If you have very sensitive skin we recommend using the Elastoplast Sensitive products. These plasters are especially developed for sensitive skin and are very skin friendly and hypoallergenic.
6. Which Elastoplast plaster are waterproof and water resistant?
What is a dressing bandage?
A dressing bandage is a fabric wrap used for securing wound dressings in place, supporting ligaments and tendons, and providing moderate compression and pain relief. Depending on the injury at hand, you may need either a medium or heavy weight dressing bandage.
Medium weight Elastoplast Crepe Bandages are used as a dressing retention, keeping gauze, wound pads or sterile compresses in place over an open wound. They also naturally provide light compression, alleviating swelling.
Heavy weight Elastoplast Crepe Bandages are suitable when there is a strain or sprain that requires firmer support. Proper wrapping allows them to support crucial ligaments and muscles, provide moderate compression, and secure any dressings in place. This is useful in situations involving both an open wound and a joint injury.