Frequently asked questions and answers

Below you can find answers to frequently asked questions about our products.

Showing 10 results

For how long can I keep my plasters?

If the plasters is stored in their original packaging it can be used up until the use-by date that is printed on the packaging.

What should I do to prevent the blister plaster from falling off?

It is important to apply the blister plaster properly so it doesn’t fall off. First, wash the wound and the surrounding area with lukewarm water or wound cleansing fluid. Always make sure that the skin is dry and clean from dirt, lotion, and oil before applying the plaster:

How to apply Blister Rescue

Tear to open the protective plaster pouch. Remove the plaster’s protective paper (marked 1). Carefully apply the plaster centered over the blister and try to minimize wrinkles. Then remove the white folded tab. Remove the protective plastic top layer (marked 2). You can keep the plaster on until it falls off, not more than five days. Change if the gel pad gets wet trough.

How to apply Blister Prevention

Remove the printed protective paper. Loose one half of the plastic release liner along the perforated line. Remove the plaster from the plastic release liner and carefully apply the plaster centered over the sensitive area. Keep the plaster on until it falls off naturally. Grabbing one end and stretching carefully along the skin easily removes the plaster.

How should plasters be stored?

Plasters should be stored at room temperature in a dark, dry place.

Where can I find disposal or recycling instructions for your products?

All packaging contains symbols that show how they should be sorted.
Aerosol cans can be deposited at recycling stations.

Products that have come into contact with blood and other wound discharges should not be recycled. This includes, for example, plasters, dressings, and compresses. These should be disposed of in an appropriate way instead, such as together with ordinary waste for combustion, never dumped in nature.

How do Salvequick Blister plasters (with hydrocolloid) work?

Salvequick Blister plasters act as a second skin that give instant relief from pressure and friction. The Blister plasters are made of hydrocolloid, a self-adhesive material that absorbs liquid from the skin and forms a cushioning layer over the blister. The hydrocolloid helps to create and maintain the optimal moist wound environment that stimulates the healing process. This enables the wound to heal faster without the forming of scabs and thereby reduces the risk of scarring.

What does a plaster consist of?

In general, a plaster is made of a plaster film coated with an even layer of adhesive and an absorbent wound pad centered on the plastic film. The adhesive coated surface is covered by a protective layer of paper/plastic. Most plasters come in a protective sealed paper sleeve.

How can your plastic plasters breathe? 

All Salvequick plasters are breathable while protecting the wound from external influences. The plasters that are made of polyurethane (such as Aqua Block and Kids plaster) allow the skin to breathe by releasing water vapor while protecting the wound from water and dirt. They work in a similar way as advanced functional clothing and rain jackets. Other plastic plasters (such as Aqua Resist) are perforated with very small holes to release water vapor from the skin while still resisting water and moisture from outside.

Do your plasters contain colophonium?

No substance containing colophonium is added to Saalve’s plasters. However, colophonium is naturally occurring in all paper, such as wrapping paper for plasters, albeit in very small amounts.

Are your plasters tested for contact allergies?

Plasters are defined as medical device products and are therefore subject to specific EU regulations. All products that are released on the market must have undergone a number of tests to show that they are safe to use on skin. If they meet these requirements, they can be labelled “hypoallergenic”. However, this does not guarantee that a small number of individuals may suffer a skin reaction when they use plasters, in the same way that some people are allergic to certain foods. Skin irritations are sometimes of a purely mechanical nature, occuring when the plaster is pulled off and the top layer of skin follows with it.

Do your plasters contain latex/natural rubber?

Our plasters are completely free from latex/natural rubber. However, the wrapping paper of the plasters are glued together with a latex-based adhesive. Products free from packaging materials with latex /natural rubber are: length plasters, blister plaster, foam plaster/bandage, sterile compresses, elastic bandages and wound cleanser.