- Do your plasters contain latex/natural rubber?
Our plasters are completely free from latex/natural rubber. However, the wrapping paper of the plasters are glued together with a latex-based adhesive. Products free from packaging materials with latex / natural rubber are: length plasters, blister plaster, sterile compresses, elastic bandages and wound cleanser.
- Are your plasters tested for contact allergies?
Plasters are defined as medical device products and are therefore subject to specific EU regulations. All products that are released on the market must have undergone a number of tests to show that they are safe to use on skin. If they meet these requirements, they can be labelled “hypoallergenic”. However, this does not guarantee that a small number of individuals may suffer a skin reaction when they use plasters, in the same way that some people are allergic to certain foods. Skin irritations are sometimes of a purely mechanical nature, occuring when the plaster is pulled off and the top layer of skin follows with it.
- Do your plasters contain colophonium?
No substance containing colophonium is added to Salvequick plasters. However, colophonium is naturally occurring in all paper, such as wrapping paper for plasters, albeit in very small amounts.
- How can your plastic plasters breathe?
All Salvequick plasters are breathable while protecting the wound from external influences.
The plasters that are made of polyurethane (such as Aqua Block and Kids plaster) allow the skin to breathe by releasing water vapor while protecting the wound from water and dirt. They work in a similar way as advanced functional clothing and rain jackets.
Other plastic plasters (such as Aqua Resist) are perforated with very small holes to release water vapor from the skin while still resisting water and moisture from outside.
- What does a plaster consist of?
In general, a plaster is made of a plaster film coated with an even layer of adhesive and an absorbent wound pad centred on the plastic film. The adhesive coated surface is covered by a protective layer of paper/plastic. Most plasters come in a protective sealed paper sleeve.
- How do Salvequick Blister plasters (with hydrocolloid) work?
Salvequick Blister plasters act as a second skin that give instant relief from pressure and friction. The Blister plasters are made of hydrocolloid, a self-adhesive material that absorbs liquid from the skin and forms a cushioning layer over the blister. The hydrocolloid helps to create and maintain the optimal moist wound environment that stimulates the healing process. This enables the wound to heal faster without the forming of scabs and thereby reduces the risk of scarring.