Wound Dressing 101

Hand cut dressing, Injury 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. 

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 solutions when it comes to dressing your wound, so that the next time you have to deal with a small injury, you know exactly what to do! 

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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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What plaster for what wound?

Each plaster from the Hansaplast range varies in size and function depending on the kind of wound they are intended for. Here’s a quick guide as to what each plaster does. 

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. 
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. 
The Spot Plaster is meant for tiny wounds as even they should not go unattended and uncovered. 
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. 
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 washproof and can keep the wound dry from splashes of water. 

*vs untreated open wound 
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Children's cuts and abrasions

Young children hurt themselves often and cuts, scrapes, grazes and other wounds can be minor but still cause them pain. 

You can make healing their wounds a fun, rewarding activity with the Hansaplast Chhota Bheem range, which both heal their wounds quickly and help nurture their curiosity too. 

Teenagers, who tend to be more active, might prefer the durability of Hansaplast Patch Plasters, which have better adhesiveness and are designed for wounds in areas with a lot of movement, like knees and elbows. 
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Relief for knees and elbows

Treating wounds on knees and elbows can be tricky as plasters can fall off due to excessive movement. This also makes it more vulnerable to dirt coming in contact with the wound. 

You can take care of wounds in these areas with the Hansaplast Patch Plaster, which ensures faster healing for wounds despite movements of the joint areas. 
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Best Healing Conditions

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 letting your wound heal 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. 

For further information regarding Hansaplast products, please contact us via email on customer.care@bdfindia.com 
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