How do plasters help wounds to heal?
Plasters are designed to protect the affected area from external influences such as dirt, germs or moisture. They lie like a second skin under clothing and prevent the wound from drying on the clothing and tearing open again. In this way, infection can be prevented, and the wound can heal better. But that's not all: just a few minutes after you have sustained an injury, the body begins to produce wound secretions. This secretion is responsible for the care of the wound, but also contains waste products such as bacteria and dead cell parts. Without a plaster, the surface of the wound dries and crusts over. But there may still be moist wound secretion underneath, which slows down the wound healing process. This is because germs and bacteria can no longer be transported to the surface, out of the wound. With the application and regular replacement of the plaster, the top layer of secretion is removed each time, and the wound can heal better.