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Non-sticky plasters
« on: October 31, 2014, 10:35:43 am »

We have a hobby where the occasional blood-letting is part of the fun.  Once upon a time you wiped the blood away, slapped on an elastoplast and got on with things.  A couple of days later you peeled off the plaster, usually leaving a sticky residue of adhesive that provided endless hours of amusement picking it off.   O0

Today, the plaster seems to stay in place for about 30 minutes before dropping off and allowing an unwanted smear of blood over the model/shirt/wife or whatever.   >>:-(   OK, no adhesive residue but, frankly, no adhesive!   >:-o   I have resorted to putting a layer of PVC tape over the plaster to try and get it to stay put for a few hours.  (Having once had a rather unpleasant infection through a cut I am a little reluctant to rely purely on the PVC tape!)

Is there a plaster that stays stuck, or are they all the same?  Are those blue ones that catering staff use any better?  I'm fed up with paying for a product that completely fails in its primary function!  Any suggestions?

Greg

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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 11:12:58 am »

Greg
I've found pretty much the same thing, so these days I stick to (ouch) the old-fashioned 'fabric dressing strip' branded Elastoplast. It's the non-waterproof type that you cut into strips from a long piece off a roll and goes soggy when wet, but it still sticks like the proverbial brown stuff to a blanket. The waterproof type seems to be the worst at sticking while other manufacturers' fabric types are still not very adhesive.
Hope this helps. BTW cyano glue is a great help for a cut - after all, that's what it was originally designed for.
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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 12:59:33 pm »

masking tape for cuts is my preference.
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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 01:07:52 pm »

Thanks Dave - I didn't know you could still get the "real thing".  I'll have to keep my eyes open next time I am dragged to the shops.  Current first aid stocks have been supplied by the Boss - and she seems immune from scalpel cuts!

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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2014, 01:19:56 pm »

Elastoplast every time  :-))


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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2014, 03:08:18 pm »

Hi guys,  try micropore adhesive dressing tape over the plaster. It sticks like you know what to a shovel. And it comes off cleanly.It is used by the ton at work (our local hospital).I believe it is available in boots.
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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2014, 03:52:10 pm »



Seleotape and baby wet wipe is my current favorite!
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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2014, 10:36:48 pm »

Superglue, it was made for holding battlefield wounds together and from personal experience is excellent.


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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2014, 10:46:03 pm »

you can not beat toilet paper and masking tape  :-)) O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
 
 
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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2014, 01:30:08 am »

you can not beat toilet paper and masking tape  :-)) O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
 
 
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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2014, 07:30:13 am »

always used black pepper and tape...my dad swore by black pepper dries things up and he said it was antiseptic...whether true or not don't know .......tony
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2014, 08:07:56 am »

Guys.......unless you cut an artery & the blood is being pumped out you don't need any form of Elastoplast tape or band-aids or PVC tape  >>:-(

1. dap the wound with a little minded garlic.....
2. dap a little Mercurochome solution 2%WW over the garlic
3. eat the left over garlic
4. wash it down with a glass of RED ned

Repeat point 4. until the pain has gone....... {-)  simple..... Derek

What ever you do.......do not mix the Mercurochome with the red ned.......both mercury & chromium are not nice  [hexavalent castogenics   <*< from memory]

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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2014, 08:46:14 am »

Mercurochrome is not available in the UK Derek, not even for hospital use. Best here is something like Povidone Iodine, available from the likes of Boots the Chemist.

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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2014, 10:43:29 am »

Well, I am very impressed with the range of solutions offered here - thanks folks.  But the top prize has to go to Derek's red wine - I might test that out even before I cut myself again, just to make sure I have the right technique for applying it properly.   :} :} :}

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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2014, 11:15:55 am »

 :-)) Greg,can you report back to us when you have sobered up,Ray. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2014, 05:50:02 pm »

you can not beat toilet paper and masking tape  :-)) O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0

I was told that a couple of years ago at Warwick dave! I believe you have pictures! !!!
 
 
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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2014, 05:53:36 pm »

Vinegar and best brown paper.
Ps I can't use elastoplast,  the glue peel my skin off after a couple of hours and it's always itchy!
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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2014, 05:57:10 pm »

:-)) Greg,can you report back to us when you have sobered up,Ray. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Could take a while.  I plan on a very thorough test.

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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2014, 07:34:56 am »

Vinegar and best brown paper.
Ps I can't use elastoplast,  the glue peel my skin off after a couple of hours and it's always itchy!

That's because you are allergic to the adhesive on the tape. That is why they introduced Micropore tape, available again from Boots, it is supposed to be hypo-allergenic, ie anyone can use it. Thing is its a paper based tape so not very flexible once applied.

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« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2014, 11:47:27 pm »

Superglue, it was made for holding battlefield wounds together and from personal experience is excellent.

When my wife was having Chemotherapy, she feel while carrying wine glasses and landed on them. The cut was very big and squirting but try as I may she would not hear of going to hospital, having spent all day there already and dinner guests arriving in 20 minutes!
Out came the Runny superglue, and after a very messy few minutes I had sealed up the 1 inch long very deep gash. The arm gradually got more and more swollen as the blood poured into the area so I bound it up tight with bandage. A week later, back at the hospital for blood tests, the Doctor went ballistic at me and insisted that he look at the wound and treat it properly. Removing the dressing, there was a bit of bruising and a thin red line, now you can't even tell.
So....Always keep a bottle runny Cyano in the fridge!
 
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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2014, 08:50:34 am »

Superglue was actually discovered in 1942 by an american scientist looking for new plastics, accidentally mixing up various components he found that rather than a plastic compound he had discovered an instaent glue. This eventually had the spinoff of the sterile superglue as used on later battlefields, it was never used during WW2.

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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2014, 09:09:10 am »

The guy was looking for a plastic for gunsights.
It was never used because it stuck to everything  {-)
It was re-invented in 1951 by Eastman Kodak as a glue.
Used by Medics in Vietnam.


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Re: Non-sticky plasters
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2014, 10:02:13 am »

What was that stuff that me old mum used to pour on cuts...horrible yellow stuff, stung like heck, but by heck did it ever work. Iodine, was it?


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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2014, 12:49:09 pm »

my wife was bitten by the cat last week, right the way through her little finger (he didn't want to eat the worming tablet) so off to A&E we trot, out came a big bottle of Povidone iodine, was splashes over the bit, then the tetanus injection, and some antibiotics and we were in and out in about 20 minutes.
So they are still using iodine on wounds even now.
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« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2014, 05:00:18 pm »

Yep the NHS use povidone iodine by the tankerload!
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