What is wound dressing?

Be aware of commonly occurring minor wounds and know how you can pick from a range of plasters and other kinds of injury dressing to heal wounds faster. No matter how small the wound is, even if you have to use a hand-cut dressing to cover it, it needs your attention. And with the right treatment, wounds can heal quickly and safely.

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Large Wounds

When your wounds are significantly large, they should definitely be covered up and protected so that they can heal quickly and safely. 

The Jumbo Plaster offers just the protection your wound needs in this case, with an antiseptic XL wound pad that covers the wound and a breathable fabric that facilitates healing. Also equipped with better adhesion, the Jumbo Plaster is perfect for your jumbo scrapes and abrasions to heal faster. 
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Scratches and Cuts

If you have a scratch or a cut, you need to attend to it quickly. First you clean it, then you have the option of disinfecting it and also removing dirt from the wound. 

Depending on the size of the wound, you can either use a Hansaplast Regular Plaster or a Spot Plaster. 

If the wound is on a knee or elbow, where there’s a chance that excessive movement cause the plaster to fall off, use the Patch Plaster to heal the wound quickly and effectively. 
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Dressing Tips for Common Injuries

Get yourself familiar with the latest generation of Hansaplast plasters, some of which can even prevent the wound from scarring and scabbing. Here are different tips for common injuries which you can implement when it comes to different wound dressings, so that the next time you have to deal with a small injury, you know how to take care of your wounds!

  1. When your wounds are significantly large, they should definitely be covered up and protected so that they can heal quickly and safely.
  2. The Jumbo Plaster offers just the protection your wound needs in this case, with an antiseptic XL wound pad that covers the wound and a piece of breathable fabric that facilitates healing. Also equipped with better adhesion, the Jumbo Plaster is perfect for your jumbo scrapes and abrasions to heal faster. 
  3. If you have a scratch or a cut, you need to attend to it quickly. First, you clean it, then you have the option of disinfecting it and also removing dirt from the wound.
  4. Depending on the size of the wound, you can either use a Hansaplast Regular Plaster. If the wound is on a knee or elbow, where there’s a chance that excessive movement causes the plaster to fall off, use the Patch Plaster to heal the wound quickly and effectively.
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Dressing for different types of wounds

 

  • Small cuts and wounds:

The Regular Plaster is meant for regular cuts and wounds. Its breathable fabric, adhesiveness and medicated dressing make it perfect for most wounds to heal faster.

  • Wounds on knees and elbows:

The Patch Plaster is specifically meant to cover wounds on knees and elbows. Its design and adhesiveness mean that even with excessive movement, it won’t fall off.

  • Tiny cuts:

The Spot Plaster is meant for tiny wounds as even they should not go unattended and uncovered.

  • Large wound dressing:

The Jumbo Plaster is meant for bigger wounds and scrapes, with its XL wound pad and increased adhesiveness providing the covering and protection big wounds need to heal quickly.

  • Water-resistant protection:

The Washproof Plaster is meant for wounds that are in areas like your hands which are regularly exposed to water. The water-resistant nature of the plaster keeps wounds dry as they heal faster.

The Silverhealing Washproof Plaster is meant to heal wounds 50% faster*. The silver molecules in the wound pad ensure that the wound benefits from the anti-microbial properties of silver. It is also wash proof and can keep the wound dry from splashes of water.
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How often to dress a wound

Wounds can be present over various parts of the body and depending on the wound type you need to dress it. It is crucial to choose the correct wound dressing in order to let the wound heal. You can change the dressing of your wound every two days depending on how small or big it is. If you are treating larger wounds it is advisable to keep them for longer than 2 days.
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Better healing with wound dressing

Your priority when it comes to treating a wound should not be refusing treatment and putting on a brave face. Even the smallest of wounds needs your attention and you can’t rely on wound healing in the open air. In fact, letting the wound heal under moist, covered up conditions has been shown to quicken healing and prevent scabs and scarring.

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

Seek medical help if you’re not able to clean the wound properly.  If you’re diabetic, wound care is even more important. Discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor, even for minor wounds especially on your feet. Please note, the above recommendations and tips do not substitute medical advice. Carefully read the instructions on our packages and consult your doctor if you’re uncertain about how to treat your wound.

The information on this website should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem/disease. It does not substitute medical advice and care. Consult your doctor if you have/suspect a health problem. Do not disregard or delay seeking medical advice because of something you’ve read on this website.

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