Plaster are used to cover the wound so. That it does not touch the outer dirt that can infect the wound. And use to provide first aid for certain types of wounds urgently. Such as sharp cuts or abrasions.
But in fact Not all wounds should be cover with plaster.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states. That a bandage is a bandage made of gauze with an adhesive strip on the back. Helps absorb fluid from wounds. Make the wound dry and heal faster. Helps to press the wound to reduce pain and help prevent various pathogens enter the body through the wound This can cause inflammation or infection.
Why does the wound need to be covered with plaster?
wound time The most important thing to look out for is infection. Where bacteria enter the skin opening. And then spread to the subcutaneous tissue or organs close to the wound. Cause severe infection, swelling, foul smell, pus, so when the wound. The wound should be cleaned properly. Should not be neglect
After the wound is done Plastering will help protect the wound from infection. And help absorb the fluid from the wound Be careful not to let the plaster get wet. If it is wet the plaster should be replace immediately. And it should be replace every day. It will help the wound dry faster.
What kind of wound should be covered with plaster?
the wound is large Should choose a type of plaster that is tightly close. Or semi-closed to maintain moisture
Medium-sized wounds or ulcers on the palms, knees, and other areas that rub against clothing or easily exposed to dirt It should choose to use adhesive plaster. Which should be waterproof along. With ventilation holes to make. When the wound is close. The wound will be clean. Not damp, not infected with diseases that may come with water.
the wound is small And not in the area that satisfies the clothes. Or easily exposed to dirt Should choose a small plaster or choose a plaster pattern to suit the type of wound.
This is because there are many types of plaster that differ in shape and size. Choosing the right plaster for the type of wound And studying the steps to properly cover the plaster will help take care of the wound to heal faster.
What kind of wound should not be cover with plaster?
the wound is small And not in the area that satisfies the clothes. Or easily exposed to dirt It may not be necessary to use a bandage to cover the wound. But avoid early contact with water. Including closed wounds (no bleeding, General bruises) also do not need to be cover with plaster.
How to make the right wound
In the case of small fresh wounds. The wound can be self-treated as follows:
- Stop the bleeding by applying pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding with a clean cloth for 5-10 minutes.
- when the bleeding stops Rinse the wound with clean water. Pat the wound dry with a cotton swab. or clean gauze
- Wipe around the wound with povidone iodine solution, alcohol or fresh wound tincture. Be careful not to wipe the wound.
- Cover the wound with gauze. or plaster to cover the wound. Be careful not to hit the water Change the gauze/plaster every time it gets wet or the wound gets wet.
In addition to using plaster to cover the wound. It is also important to clean the wound and apply a disinfectant. Before covering the wound. By choosing to buy a disinfectant, it should be select that has a drug formula registration number. And before use should look at the expiration date of the drug before each use.