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I always keep a well stocked First Aid cupboard, holding everything from medicines to pain relief and dressings. If you take a look in a supermarket these days there really is something to deal with every imagineable problem. I like to have dressing strips to hand as opposed to individual plasters as they are cheaper and can easily be adapted according to your need at the time.
I always look out for bargains, though I suppose Elastoplast is a 'brand' product and therefore carries a premium. Elastoplast do have some great products and I trust the brand for producting high quality first aid products. They are not the cheapest around, but sometimes it is worth paying the price for a bit of quality.
The packaging is reasonably simple, though quite eyecatching. The Elastoplast branding is clearly given on the front of the box, with a simple image of one of the dressing strips on the front. The pack contains 10 strips which measure 10cm by 6cm. There is a well padded area in the centre which runs down the length of each strip. As there are ten strips I think the pack contains a good amount of dressing and each box lasts quite some time depending on how regular I use the product. If you had a small paper cut you are able to cut a narrow strip of dressing. If you require a bigger dressing for a larger wound then you are able to do so, so this product is very versatile.
The dressing strips are versatile and allow you to tailor the product to your own needs. As this is a fabric dressing it does have some 'give' and allows you to cover the wound without restricting any limbs. The dressing is quite a natural colour, so it won't look out of place once applied and gives a tidy finish to the wound. Once the dressing is applied I find that adhesion is very good. I don't have great difficulty with pulling on the skin when removing the dressing, but it still sticks well and I am yet to have a dressing come off without intervention. It is advised that you replace the dressing each day, though they are not waterproof and will soon look tatty once you have been in the bath or shower.
The Elastoplast Fabric Dressing Strip is a very versatile product that has a number of merits as given above.
Price and availability
The price for a pack of ten fabric dressing strips is around the £2.50 mark. I have seen them online rangning in price from £2-£3.29, so it is worth shopping around for a bargain. There are enough dressing strips to last a good while, and whilst you can cut the dressing according to your needs this means there is no waste.
Although the dressing strip is a very basic product it is still important to choose the write product for the job. Dressing strips will always come in useful at some point and as I often get lots of paper cuts I like to have this product to hand. I have to give the Elastoplast dressing strips a thumbs up, with nothing to be negative about but perhaps the price.
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