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Antibacterial Aqua Protect XXL MED+

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For larger wounds and suitable after minor surgery

  • Sterile
  • Waterproof film – ideal for washing, showering, bathing and swimming
  • Reduces the risk of infection
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Antibacterial Aqua Protect XXL MED+ (Sterile dressing with antibacterial silver)

Elastoplast Antibacterial Aqua Protect XXL sterile wound dressings for waterproof protection of larger wounds, suitable after minor surgery.

With their waterproof, flexible film and strong adhesion, the dressings are ideal for washing, showering, bathing and swimming. The extra-large wound pad contains antibacterial silver for optimal healing conditions. Silver is recommended by experts for its broad-spectrum antibacterial effect, which reduces the risk of infection.
 
The XXL dressings (8 x 10 cm) seal all around the wound to prevent contamination and infection. XL (6 x 7 cm) also available.

Elastoplast Aqua Protect XL and XXL sizes
The antiseptic silver wound pad is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria and reduces the risk of infection.

Latex Free

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 10cm 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 a sterile wound dressing that best suits your needs. Observe your wound and change the dressing regularly unless you’ve been recommended to do otherwise by your doctor. You might find this wound dressing know-how article useful.

 

Apply dressing without stretching, and avoid creases.



How to treat a post-operative wound

For optimal healing, do not use topical preparations in conjunction with silver as they may reduce its antibacterial effect.

Product

Type

Size

Quantity

Antibacterial Aqua Protect XXL MED+
8 x 10 cm 5 Dressings

Silver Healing

1. Why would I use a plaster 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 woundpad, you do the very best to prevent infection.

2. Is there proof that silver works?

Yes, there is. Silver has been used in hospitals for years, and 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 Aqua Protect 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 Waterproof with Silver Technology?

Actually, Elastoplast MED+ with Silver Technology is especially beneficial for you! You may know that diabetes is a disease that frequently causes wound healing problems. Wounds take longer to heal and have a higher risk of infection. This is where silver steps in: it reduces the risk of infection from the very beginning. For optimal wound healing, we recommend Elastoplast MED+ with Silver Technology plasters, that contain antiseptic effective silver that is released as soon as the silver ions come into contact with the wound fluid. Furthermore, all Elastoplast MED+ 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. Standardised testing confirmed that the Elastoplast Antibacterial Waterproof with Silver Technology line with silver technology is skin-friendly.

7. Is it necessary to use antiseptics/creams/ointments in combination with Elastoplast MED+ with Silver Technology products?
No, it isn't. Elastoplast MED+ 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.
8. Which Elastoplast plasters are waterproof and water-resistant?
The Elastoplast Aqua Protect and Aqua Protect XL/XXL strips as well as the Fast Healing Plasters are waterproof and will not go off while washing or showering. The Elastoplast Fabric range is water-repellent. The material keeps water on the surface where it beads off. All Elastoplast Water Resistant plasters as well as the Junior plasters are water-resistant.
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