Plasters and bandages are two of the most common first aid supplies we use in our everyday lives, so it’s good to keep stocked up.
Plasters, dressings and bandages protect wounds from infection and irritation by providing a barrier that prevents our sensitive wounds rubbing against clothes or becoming vulnerable to harmful microbes in our environment.
At Chemist4U, we have a range of plasters and bandages from simple fabric plasters to blister patches, dressing strips and liquid plasters from brands such as Elastoplast and Germolene.
If you’re looking to stock up your first aid kit, you can’t go wrong with our wide range of waterproof plasters, plaster tape to hold bandages in place, and even butterfly plasters, perfect for whatever you’re trying to patch up.
Plasters help to protect minor cuts and wounds as they heal, helping to keep bacteria and debris from getting into the wound and causing infection.
The absorbent pad on a plaster helps you to manage blood or other secretions from your wound, helping you to keep things clean as you go about your day.
This is ideal if you’re treating a blister, which has a chance of bursting and releasing blister fluid.
Plasters should be a part of any first aid kit, providing a quick and easy way to manage and protect cuts, grazes, blisters, and other minor wounds.
Blue plasters are designed to be used by people who work in the foodservice industry.
When you’re preparing food it’s pretty common to get little nicks and cuts every so often and a blue plaster can help to protect the wound.
On top of this, blue plasters are much more noticeable than white or skin-coloured plasters, reducing the chance of them falling into any food without being noticed and therefore reducing the chance of contamination.
Liquid plasters, such as Germolene New Skin, are a popular alternative to traditional plasters.
When you apply the liquid plaster to your skin, it slowly dries to form a waterproof protective barrier over your wound.
Liquid plasters can be very discreet, making them perfect for those who need don’t want to use a noticeable plaster.
They can also be used in the bath or shower without peeling away, adding an extra layer of convenience.