How to Keep Wounds Dry to Prevent Infection

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When a wound is not properly protected it can become infected and the healing process can be slowed down. Proper protection can mean, for example, keeping wounds dry. With a waterproof plaster, you can therefore reduce the risk of infection and promote better wound recovery. 

To protect your wounds against water, consider the Hansaplast Washproof that offer waterproof protection. Their reliable adhesive keeps the plaster in place even after coming into contact with water. They’re also flexible and breathable, allowing greater conformity to your body’s movements – which translates into more convenience during the healing process. 


Developing Washproof

Due to Hansaplast’s commitment to high-quality wound care, products are often revisited to ensure that they continue to serve people’s shifting needs and preferences. And it was this commitment to offering relevant, state-of-the art plasters that led to the developed version of the Washproof Plaster

Other waterproof solutions from Hansaplast

Hansaplast Silverhealing washproof plaster protects wounds in water. Its wound pad includes silver for an antibacterial effect that reduces the risk of infection and helps heal wounds upto 50% faster* 

*vs untreated open wounds 

The Hansaplast Heritage of Healing

For over 90 years Hansaplast has been committed to helping wounds heal. Take a moment to read through the defining highlights and milestones in the interactive timeline – and experience the major chapters of our heritage and the heritage of Beiersdorf. 

Always see your doctor if the wound is deep, bleeding or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth. 

Also make sure to seek medical help if you are not able to clean the wound properly.

In case you have diabetes a proper wound care is of special importance. Always discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor and/or podiatrist, even for the care of minor wounds and skin cracks – especially on your feet. 

Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products‘ packages. Important: consult a health professional in case of any uncertainty of treating your wound properly. 

The information provided through this website should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care or advice. If you have or suspect a health problem, you should consult your doctor. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on this website. 

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