Antibacterial Fabric

Antiseptic silver helps to prevent infection

  • Adapts to all your movements
  • Breathable fabric
  • Strong adhesion
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Elastoplast Antibacterial Fabric

Elastoplast Antibacterial Fabric plasters have a woundpad containing antiseptic silver to help prevent infections.

  • The fabric plasters are suitable for covering all types of smaller wounds.  
  • The material stretches with the skin's movements. 
  • The non-stick woundpad with antiseptic silver protects and cushions the wound.
  • The strong adhesion ensures that the plaster stays in place.

    The plasters are available
  • as strips in different sizes which seal all around the wound and
  • as dressing length which can be cut to the ideal size.
The antiseptic silver wound pad is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria and reduces the risk of infection.
For optimal healing, do not use topical preparations in conjunction with silver as they may reduce its antibacterial effect.

How to use

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 10 cm onto the entire wound area. Repeat if necessary, then gently dry the wound and surrounding skin area with a sterile compress.

Important: A minor wound will soon stop bleeding. If it continues, apply more gauze pads, keep pressure on the wound and seek medical advice.

Next, it’s important to protect the wound from external influences like dirt and bacteria to enable undisturbed healing. Cover your wound with the Elastoplast sterile wound dressing that best suits your needs. Observe your wound and change the plaster or dressing daily unless you’ve been recommended to do otherwise by your doctor. You might find this wound dressing know-how article useful.

Product

Type

Size

Quantity

Antibacterial Fabric 
10 Strips
(one strip size)

 

  72 x 22 mm
20 Strips

 

Antibacterial Fabric 
20 Strips
(one strip size)

 

 

 

72 x 22 mm 20 Strips

 

 

 

1. Why would I use a bandage with a silver wound pad instead of a regular bandage?
The use of silver has one big advantage: it reduces the risk of infection from the very beginning. Wound infections are the major cause of wound healing disturbances. And wound infections are not rare - up to 50% of acute wounds become infected! With a silver wound pad, you do the very best to prevent infection from occurring.
2. Is there proof that silver works?
Yes, there is. Silver has been used in hospitals for years. Many clinical studies demonstrate the benefits of silver.
3. What kind of germs does silver kill?
Silver is a clinically proven, broad spectrum antimicrobial agent. It kills nearly all relevant bacteria and fungi.
4. Is Elastoplast Antibacterial with Silver Technology safe to use on children?
Yes, it is. Unlike many other antiseptics, silver is very skin-friendly. Resistance to silver is extremely rare.
5. I have diabetes, can I use Elastoplast Antibacterial with Silver Technology?
Actually, Elastoplast Antibacterial with Silver Technology might be especially beneficial for you!
Diabetics are more often affected by wound healing problems. Wounds take longer to heal and have a higher risk of infection. Silver as an effective and clinically established antiseptic ingredient reduces the risk of infection from the very beginning. For optimal wound healing, we recommend Elastoplast Antibacterial with Silver Technology plasters, that contain antiseptic silver that is released as soon as the silver ions come into contact with the wound fluid. Furthermore, all Elastoplast Antibacterial with Silver Technology plasters grant excellent skin compatibility.
6. What is silver allergy?
Silver's allergenic potential is extremely low. There exist only a few recorded cases of allergy in people who have been in constant contact with high concentrations of silver – for example silversmiths or silver miners. Most people who believe they have a silver allergy actually have an allergic reaction to nickel, because silver used for jewellery often contains nickel. Standardized testing confirmed that the Elastoplast Antibacterial with Silver Technology line is skin-friendly.
7. Is it necessary to use antiseptics/creams/ointments in combination with Elastoplast Antibacterial with Silver Technology products?
No, it isn't. Elastoplast Antibacterial with Silver Technology plasters contain antiseptic effective silver that is released as soon as the silver ions come into contact with the wound fluid. Therefore, pre-treatment of wounds is not necessary. Using ointments and creams may actually decrease antimicrobial activity.
Always see a doctor if the wound is deep, bleeds heavily or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth. Please note that, although they were compiled with great care, the tips and advice given on this website by no means substitute medical advice and treatment. If you have or suspect a health problem, consult a doctor and follow medical advice, regardless of what you have learned on this website. Always read carefully and follow the instructions for use or the leaflets of our products.
For further information, please contact us via email at Hansaplast@Beiersdorf.com