Why protect wounds?
Bacteria: If left uncovered, bacteria has the potential to enter into the wound, possibly cause infections and delay healing.
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A good wound care routine for optimal healing
Which plaster is right for me?
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Help wounds to heal better
Make sure that the wound is always protected. Change your plaster every day, unless instructed to do otherwise by a doctor. If it falls off, apply another right away.
Leave the wound alone. If there is a scab, do not touch it and certainly don’t attempt to remove it. Try to reduce friction around the area if at all possible and wear loose clothing that doesn’t put pressure on the wound.
Keep the wound away from direct sunlight. Exposure can cause discolouration of the skin and is then more likely to leave a scar.
Always see a doctor if the wound is deep, bleeds heavily or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth. Please note that, although these were compiled with great care, 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 regarding Elastoplast products, please contact us via email on Consumer care: ConsumerSA.External@beiersdorf.com or phone: 0860 102 091.