Antibacterial Waterproof Plaster
Infection Reducing Plasters

Provides waterproof protection to larger sized wounds
  • Reduces risk of infection
  • Reliable adhesion
  • Suitable for use when showering, washing and bathing
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Antibacterial Waterproof Plaster

Elastoplast Antibacterial Waterproof Plasters have a wound pad containing antiseptic silver that help to prevent infections. The large, non-stick wound pad protects and cushions the wound. It is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria.

The waterproof plasters are suitable for covering larger wounds, and minimise wound healing complications

The flexible, waterproof material protects wounds even when showering, washing and bathing. The reliable adhesion ensures that the plaster stays in place.

The plasters are available in two different sizes that seal all around the wound to prevent contamination.


The antiseptic silver wound pad is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria and reduces the risk of infection.

How to use

Cleaning of a wound or scrape under water- Elastoplast
Clean the wound and gently wipe away any foreign objects such as dirt or grit.
Drying of the skin around the cut - Elastoplast
Dry the skin around the cut or graze very carefully.
Application of plaster on wound - Elastoplast
Apply plaster without stretching it, to avoid creases.

Product

Type

Size

Quantity

Anitbacterial Waterproof XL
5 Strips
(one strip size)

6 x 7 cm
5 Dressings
Antibacterial Waterproof XXL 
5 Strips
(one strip size)
  8 x 10 cm
5 Dressings

Silver Healing

1. Why would I use a bandage with a silver wound pad instead of a regular bandage?

Dressing wounds with silver technology has one big advantage: it reduces the risk of infection from the very beginning. Wound infections are the major cause of disturbances in the wound healing process. And wound infections are not rare - up to 50% of acute wounds become infected! By using a silver wound dressing, you’re doing one of the very best things to prevent infection from ever occurring.

2. Is there proof that silver works?

Yes, there is. Silver has been used in hospitals for years.
Many clinical studies demonstrate the wound healing benefits of silver.

3. What kind of germs does silver kill?

Silver is a clinically proven, broad spectrum antimicrobial agent. It has an antiseptic effect against bacteria and funghi.

4. Is Elastoplast with Silver Technology safe to use on children?

Yes, it is. Unlike many other antiseptics, silver is very skin-friendly. Resistance to silver is extremely rare.

5. I have diabetes, can I use Elastoplast with Silver Technology?

Elastoplast with Silver Technology can help prevent infections in diabetic wounds.

Diabetics are more often affected by wound healing problems. Wounds take longer to repair and have a higher risk of infection. Silver, as an effective and clinically established antiseptic ingredient, reduces the risk of infection from the very beginning. For optimal wound healing, we recommend Elastoplast with Silver Technology plasters. They contain antiseptic silver that is released as soon as the silver ions come into contact with the wound fluid and they grant excellent skin compatibility.

6. What is silver allergy?

Silver's allergenic potential is very low. There exist only a few recorded cases of allergy in people who have been in constant contact with high concentrations of silver – for example silversmiths or silver miners. Most people who believe they have a silver allergy actually have an allergic reaction to nickel, because silver used for jewellery often contains nickel. Standardised testing confirmed that the Elastoplast with Silver Technology line is skin-friendly.

7. Is it necessary to use antiseptics/creams/ointments in combination with Elastoplast with Silver Technology products?

No, it isn't. Elastoplast with Silver Technology is a perfect part of a basic first aid kit. The plasters contain antiseptic effective silver that is released as soon as the silver ions come into contact with the wound fluid. Therefore, pre-treatment of wounds is not necessary. Using ointments and creams may actually decrease antimicrobial activity. 

8. How often should I change my plaster?

Usually, it is recommended to change Standard First Aid Dressings daily, for good hygiene. 

9. Is it better to let small wounds dry at the fresh air instead of putting on a plaster?

It is one of the wound care myths that keeping minor cuts and grazes uncovered and let air to them helps them to heal faster. In fact, the opposite is true! Research shows that covered wounds heal more efficiently and have a reduced risk of infection. Elastoplast products provide essential, healing protection until the wound is completely healed.