Aqua Protect
100% waterproof

Ideal for washing, showering, bathing and swimming

  • Extra strong adhesion
  • Discreet, light beige wound pad
  • Excellent skin tolerance
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Elastoplast Aqua Protect

This plaster’s 100% waterproof backing is flexible and breathable, which means it offers greater comfort and prevents water from getting trapped around the wound.

These plasters have a strong adhesive that offers a high level of protection, making them ideal for washing, showering, bathing and swimming.

They come in different sizes and seal off the wound completely.

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. 

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.
Help your wound heal safely, quickly and with a lower risk of scarring. Apply Elastoplast Wound Healing Ointment regularly until your wound has healed completely. Carefully apply a thin film one to two times per day. Make sure the opening of the tube does not get in contact with your wound. Repeat regularly until the healing is completed. The Elastoplast Wound Healing Ointment can be used on open minor superficial wounds and at any stage of the healing process. If necessary, cover the wound with a plaster, dressing or compress. 

Use each plaster only once.

Product Type Size Quantity
Aqua Protect
20 Strips
(assorted)

25 x 72mm
39 x 39mm
12 Strips
8 Strips

Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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.
2. Is it better to let small wounds dry in the fresh air instead of putting on a plaster?
It is one of the biggest wound care myths that keeping minor cuts and grazes exposed to the air helps them to heal faster. 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.
3. When should I consult a doctor?

We recommend contacting a medical professional if:

  • The wound is deep and causing major bleeding.
  • The wound shows signs of infection such as redness, warmth, pain or swelling.
  • There are embedded foreign objects in the wound.
  • The wound is caused by an animal or human bite.
  • The wound is in the area of the face.
  • There is a fear of tetanus infection.
  • You have any strange symptoms or are worried in any way.
4. What if my wound gets infected and produces pus?
You should contact a medical professional if you recognise signs of infection – not only pus, but also swelling, redness, heat, pain, itching or burning. In the case of infection, the wound will need special medical treatment.
5. Which Elastoplast plasters are waterproof and water resistant?
The Elastoplast Aqua Protect Plasters as well as the Antibacterial Plasters are waterproof and will not come off while washing or showering. All Elastoplast Heavy Fabric Plasters, including the Family Pack Plasters, are water resistant.