If you have a larger wound, such as a cut, abrasion, or post-surgery wound, it can be difficult to protect it without the correct first aid supplies. Explore the Elastoplast range of large plasters and dressings that are waterproof or designed for sensitive skin.

Why you should protect your wound

Contrary to popular belief, scientific research has shown that leaving a wound to heal in the open air may actually prolong the healing process. Larger wounds are best protected with sterile wound dressings that cushion them. Covering a wound prevents contamination, reduces the risk of infection and ensures an undisturbed and optimal healing environment.


Elastoplast offers two sizes of big plasters for medium to large wounds:
  • XL which measures 6 x 7cm
  • XXL which measures 8 x 10cm
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Silver technology is the gold standard in wound care

Good wound management ensures the best conditions for undisturbed and optimal healing with no complications, such as infection. Follow the Elastoplast Wound Care Routine to treat wounds:

  1. Cleanse: A clean and cleansed wound is the first step to an optimal healing. Cleanse your wound from dirt, bacteria and visible particles with the Elastoplast Wound Spray to prevent infections.
  2. Protect: The second step is to protect your wound from dirt and bacteria to enable an undisturbed healing. Cover your wound with a large plaster or sterile wound dressing from Elastoplast. Learn more about wound dressings.
  3. Heal: In the third step, you can help your wound to heal safely, fast and with a lower risk of scarring. Apply the Elastoplast Wound Healing Ointment regularly until the wound has healed completely.

Wound care experts have succeeded in reducing the risk of infection with antibacterial silver. Silver technology is effective on a broad range of germs, even in low concentration.

Medical diagram of silver technology benefits
Silver acts acts as an antiseptic because its ions work actively against a broad spectrum of bacteria.

Why should you use plasters with silver technology?

The main advantages of silver technology are:

  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Proven broad-spectrum antibacterial effect
  • Skin-friendly
  • Well established efficacy
  • Recommended by experts
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Elastoplast Antibacterial Sensitive XL and XXL Plasters

If you need a large or extra large wound dressing but have sensitive skin, Elastoplast Antibacterial Sensitive XL and XXL plasters address several needs. They are extra skin friendly with a soft and breathable material, while the non-stick wound pad with antibacterial silver protects and cushions the wound. 

Sealing all around the wound to prevent contamination, the secure adhesion ensures that the plaster stays in place while at the same time it is painless to remove. Learn more about removing plasters without pain.

Covering a medium to large wound can be a challenge for people with sensitive skin or after a minor surgery.

Two big plasters in the Elastoplast Sensitive range with sterile protection are Antibacterial Sensitive XL for large wounds, and Antibacterial Sensitive XXL for even larger wounds. Both products use antibacterial silver to protect large wounds from infection.

Girl applying Elastoplast Sensitive XXL plaster on father’s knee
Skin-friendly, breathable material gently cushions the wound
Elastoplast Antibacterial Sensitive XL and XXL plasters
Elastoplast Antibacterial Sensitive XL and XXL plasters provide protection from infection
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Elastoplast extra large waterproof wound dressings

Protecting your medium to large wound or wound after minor surgery from water is important for the wound healing process.

Elastoplast large waterproof plasters are ideal for washing, showering, bathing and swimming. The waterproof material guards against moisture while their large, non-stick pad protects and cushions the wound. The plasters are breathable and thin, meaning they’re flexible enough to adapt to the skin‘s movements.

The Elastoplast range includes a selection of large waterproof plasters, including Antibacterial Aqua Protect XL for large wounds, and Antibacterial Aqua Protect XXL for even larger wounds. These extra large wound dressings are waterproof and provide sterile protection using antibacterial silver.

Sterile Waterproof XL and XXL plasters are also suitable for larger or post-operative wounds. Their waterproof film means they can be worn while the skin comes into contact water, because the material keeps water on the surface where it beads off.

Person wearing Elastoplast waterproof plasters in the shower
The plasters’ waterproof layer guards against moisture
Packshot of Elastoplast Antibacterial Aqua Protect XL and XXL plasters
Elastoplast Antibacterial Aqua Protect XL and XXL plasters are waterproof
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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 these 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 product leaflets. For further information about our products, please contact us via email at ConsumerRelationsUK@Beiersdorf.com.