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Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment

Beiersdorf

Wound Healing Protective Ointment

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    • Type of medicine

      Topical Ointment

    • Effective within

      Varies (Typically Days)

    • Works by

      Promoting Wound Healing

    • Active ingredient

      White Petrolatum

    • Strength

      Standard Concentration

    • Common side effects

      Minimal Skin Irritation

    • Generic

      No

    • Use with alcohol

      No Known Interaction

    Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment

    Description

    Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment is a versatile topical ointment designed to support the natural healing process of minor wounds, cuts, scrapes, and burns. It is part of the trusted Elastoplast product range, known for its commitment to providing effective and reliable first aid solutions.

    This ointment is formulated to create a protective barrier over the affected area, which aids in preventing infection while promoting optimal conditions for healing. Its gentle, non-irritating formula is suitable for all skin types and ages.

    Directions

    Proper application of Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment is crucial for aiding the healing process. Follow these directions for use:
    Clean the Affected Area: Before applying the ointment, ensure that the affected area is clean and free from debris or foreign particles. You can use a mild antiseptic or clean, lukewarm water for cleaning.
    Apply a Thin Layer: Using clean hands or a sterile applicator, apply a thin layer of the ointment directly to the wound or affected area.
    Cover with a Bandage: For larger wounds or to provide additional protection, cover the treated area with an Elastoplast sterile bandage or dressing.
    Frequency: Repeat this process at least once a day, or as often as necessary, to keep the wound moist and protected. Change bandages or dressings as needed.

    Ingredients

    Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment contains the following key ingredients that contribute to its effectiveness:
    White Petrolatum: This ingredient forms a protective barrier over the wound, keeping it moist and shielding it from external contaminants.
    Paraffinum Liquidum: This mineral oil helps prevent moisture loss from the skin and maintains a moist wound environment conducive to healing.
    Lanolin: Lanolin is known for its emollient properties, which help soothe and soften the skin.

    Side effects

    Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment is generally well-tolerated and unlikely to cause side effects when used as directed. However, in rare cases, individuals with sensitive skin may experience mild irritation or an allergic reaction. If you notice any unusual skin reactions, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.

    Warnings

    Before using Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment, consider the following warnings and precautions:
    External Use Only: This ointment is for external use only and should not be ingested. Keep it out of reach of children.
    Avoid Contact with Eyes: Do not apply the ointment directly to the eyes. If accidental eye contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
    Allergic Reactions: If you have a known allergy or sensitivity to any of the ingredients, refrain from using the product.
    Infection: While the ointment aids in preventing infection, it should not be used on already infected wounds. Consult a healthcare professional for appropriate treatment.
    Consult a Healthcare Professional: If a wound is deep, large, or shows signs of infection (e.g., redness, pus), or if you have concerns about the healing process, consult a healthcare professional for appropriate care and treatment.

    Patient information leaflet

    Download patient information leaflet (PIL) on the link below:

    FAQs

    Is Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment suitable for all types of wounds?

    Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment is designed for minor wounds, cuts, scrapes, and burns. It creates a protective barrier over these types of wounds, aiding in the healing process. For more severe injuries, deep wounds, or those with signs of infection, it's advisable to seek medical attention.

    Can I use Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment on my child's cuts and scrapes?

    Yes, Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment is suitable for use on children's minor cuts and scrapes. Its gentle formula is designed to be safe for all skin types, including children's sensitive skin. However, always supervise the application and ensure the wound is clean before use.

    Can I use Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment on my face?

    While the ointment is generally safe for external use on the face, it's important to avoid contact with the eyes. Be cautious when applying it to facial wounds and keep it away from the eye area. If irritation occurs, discontinue use on the face and consult a healthcare professional.

    How often should I apply Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment?

    Apply a thin layer of the ointment at least once a day, or as often as necessary to maintain a moist environment over the wound. You can change bandages or dressings as needed during this process. Ensure the wound remains clean and covered with the ointment for optimal healing conditions.

    Can I use Elastoplast First Aid Healing Ointment as a general moisturizer for dry skin?

    While the ointment contains moisturizing ingredients, it is primarily intended for wound healing and protection. It may not provide the same benefits as a dedicated moisturizer for dry skin. If you have dry skin concerns, consider using a suitable moisturizer formulated for that purpose.

    Medically reviewed and published

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