Why is wound cleansing important?
How to cleanse wounds?
We recommend to use the Elastoplast Wound Spray to cleanse wounds fast and pain-free. The solution is colourless, odourless and will prevent effectively from wound infections. It is also suitable for children and sensitive skin.
After stopping the bleeding, spray the entire wound area from a distance of about 10cm to remove dirt and visible particles. Afterwards, gently dry the wound and surrounding skin area. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products’ packages.
Which wounds should be cleansed?
Why use Elastoplast Wound Spray for antiseptic wound cleansing?
Disinfection refers to the destruction of microorganisms on the surface of non-living objects. Therefore, the term “disinfection” is misleading in the context of wound care. This is why it is not recommended to use any household disinfectants on damaged skin as it might not only kill bacteria but also harm living skin cells.
In contrast, the Elastoplast Wound Spray is intended for antiseptic wound cleansing, which is the physical removal of dirt and harmful bacteria from the damaged skin. The formula of the Elastoplast Wound Spray is particularly skin-friendly and protects most living skin cells, which are essential for the skin’s regeneration. Polihexanide (PHMB) is a modern substance which used on hospitals around the world and widely recommended for the cleansing and decontamination of wounds. It is effective against a broad spectrum of germs and bacteria and at the same time well tolerated by skin and tissue.
Why should alcohol not be used on wounds?
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 leaflets of our products. For further information about our products, please contact us via email at ConsumerRelationsUK@Beiersdorf.com