Elastoplast Finger Strips are suitable for covering all types of smaller wounds on fingers. The flexible fabric strips are extra long and wrap around the finger twice for extra hold. The flexible plasters are ideal for joints and adapts to body movements.
*Elastoplast plasters block 99% of dirt and bacteria.
- The material stretches with the skin’s movements.
- The non-stick woundpad protects and cushions the wound.
- The strong adhesion ensures that the plaster stays in place.
- Latex Free
How to use Elastoplast Finger Dressings
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 10cm onto the entire wound area. Repeat if necessary, then gently dry the wound and surrounding skin area.
Next, it’s important to protect the wound from external influences like dirt and bacteria to enable undisturbed healing. Cover your wound with a sterile wound dressing that best suits your needs. Observe your wound and change the plaster or dressing regularly unless you’ve been recommended to do otherwise by your doctor.
Important: A minor wound will soon stop bleeding. If it continues, apply more gauze pads, keep pressure on the wound and seek medical advice.
Frequently asked questions
1. How often should I change my plaster?
We recommend you change standard first aid dressings daily for good hygiene. Some advanced plasters such as the Fast Healing Plaster, which provides moist wound healing conditions are recommended to be left in place for up to two days or more in order not to 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 wound care myths that keeping minor cuts and grazes uncovered and open 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 your 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 and swelling.
There are embedded foreign objects in the wound.
The wound was caused by an animal or human bite.
The wound is in the area of the face.
There is insufficient tetanus vaccination
Whenever you have questions or are uncertain.
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.