Antibacterial Fabric Plaster

Antiseptic silver helps to prevent infection:

  • Adapts to all your movements
  • Breathable fabric
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Elastoplast Antibacterial Fabric

Elastoplast Antibacterial Fabric plasters have a wound pad containing antiseptic silver to help prevent infections. 

  • The fabric plasters are suitable for covering all types of smaller wounds.
  • The material stretches with the skin's movements. 
  • The non-stick wound pad with antiseptic silver protects and cushions the wound.
  • The strong adhesion ensures that the plaster stays in place.

The plasters seal all around the wound.

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

How to use

Cleansing the wound from dirt and bacteria is an essential first step to enable optimal healing. To prevent wound infections, spray the Elastoplast Wound Spray from a distance of approximately 10 cm onto the entire wound area. Repeat if necessary, then gently dry the wound and surrounding skin area with a sterile compress.

Important: A minor wound will soon stop bleeding. If it continues, apply more gauze pads, keep pressure on the wound and seek medical advice.

Next, it’s important to protect the wound from external influences like dirt and bacteria to enable undisturbed healing. Cover your wound with the Elastoplast sterile wound dressing that best suits your needs. Observe your wound and change the plaster or dressing daily unless you’ve been recommended to do otherwise by your doctor. You might find this wound dressing know-how article useful.

Use each plaster only once.
For optimal healing, do not use topical ointments in conjunction with silver as they may reduce its antibacterial effect.

Product

Type

Size

Quantity

Fabric
10 Strips
(assorted)

  19 x 65mm

10

1. Why would I use a plaster with a silver wound pad instead of a regular plaster?
The use of silver has one big advantage: it reduces the risk of infection from the very beginning. Wound infections are the main disturbance to the healing process. And wound infections are not rare - up to 50% of acute wounds become infected! With a silver wound pad, you do the very best to prevent infection from occurring.
2. Is there proof that silver works?
Yes, there is. Silver has been used in hospitals for years. Many clinical studies demonstrate the benefits of silver.
3. What kind of germs does silver kill?
Silver is a clinically proven, broad spectrum antimicrobial agent. It kills nearly all relevant bacteria and fungi.
4. Is Elastoplast with Silver Technology safe to use on children?
Yes, it is. Unlike many other antiseptics, silver is very skin-friendly and adverse reactions to silver are extremely rare.
5. I have diabetes, can I use Elastoplast with Silver Technology?

Elastoplast with Silver Technology may be especially beneficial to you!

For optimal wound healing, we recommend Elastoplast with Silver Technology plasters. These plasters contain antiseptic silver that is released as soon as the silver ions come into contact with the wound fluid.

All Elastoplast with Silver Technology plasters offer excellent skin compatibility.

6. What is silver allergy?
Silver's allergenic potential is extremely low. There are only a few recorded cases of silver 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. The Elastoplast with Silver Technology range has gone through rigorous standardised testing to ensure that it is skin-friendly.
7. Is it necessary to use antiseptic creams or ointments in combination with Elastoplast with Silver Technology products?
No, it isn't. Elastoplast with Silver Technology 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 due to hygienic reasons. Some advanced plasters such as the Antibacterial Plaster that provide moist wound healing conditions are recommended to be left in place for up to two days or more in order to not interrupt the healing process.
9. Is it better to let small wounds dry in fresh air instead of putting on a plaster?
It is one of the biggest wound care myths that keeping minor cuts and grazes uncovered and exposed to the air helps them to heal faster. The contrary is true! Research shows that covered wounds heal more efficiently and have a reduced risk of infection. Elastoplast products provide protection until the wound is completely healed.