The easiest way to treat minor injuries is with an adhesive bandage also known as the plasters. Get the best plasters in Malaysia and learn about the various types by clicking here.

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Types of plasters

Plasters are ideal for protecting minor wounds and scabs from friction, bacteria, damage, and dirt. It allows the body to quicken the healing process without having it disturbed. Depending on the manufacturer of the adhesive bandages, there are some that have antiseptic properties. Typically, the plaster is designed to be small, flexible and sticky on one side. It can be made from a variety of materials such as cloth or paper and are very versatile. Take a look at some of the types of plaster available.

Gauze plasters

One of the most common types of bandages is made from gauze. It is a simple woven strip of material that has a Telfa absorbent barrier that prevents adhering to wounds. The gauze bandage comes in a variety of widths and lengths. There are a many uses for it and can be used for almost any bandage application such as holding a dressing in place.

Compression plasters

There are mainly two types of compression plasters which are the short stretch and long stretch. Nonetheless, the term ‘compression’ actually describes a wide variety of plasters that offers many different applications. The short stretch compression bandages can be applied to the limb. It is usually used to treat lymphedema or venous ulcers. After application, the plaster is capable of shortening around the limb and does not exert pressure during inactivity. Thus, it is rather safe and comfortable to be used for treatments that need a longer recovery time. When pressure is applied through the internal muscle contraction and joint movement, the stability of the bandage forms a higher resistance, which is known as working pressure.

On the other hand, the long stretch compression bandages have long stretch properties. This means that it has a higher compressive power that can be easily adjusted. If the patient is in a resting position, it must be removed due to the high resting pressure the bandage has.

Medicated plasters

Many plaster manufacturers offer medicated plasters that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The bandages have pads that are treated with antibiotic or antibacterial ointment with the purpose of preventing the wound from being infected as well as speeds up the healing. There are more advanced options that have thin strips of silver nitrate woven into the pad which helps to stop excessive bleeding. Moreover, there are also medicated plasters made specifically to treat burns. It is filled with a medicated gel that helps to cushion and cool the burn.

Large wound plasters

For wounds that cover more surface area, there are adhesive bandages that are available in larger sizes which goes to 6 inches. These plasters are mostly covered with absorbent pads with only a small margin of adhesive around the edges. The blood absorbency depends on how thick the pad is.

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