Home, Safe Home

Take care of yourself and your family, from kitchen to balcony.

A safe space

The global response to the Covid-19 pandemic – quarantine – might leave us feeling safe and sound in our own homes. However, even at home, we need to take care of each other. That means being prepared for inevitable little accidents – a small cut as you cook dinner or a grazed knee during hide and seek. Learn to look after your family and yourself – keep calm, cleanse wounds, cover them up and carry on.


Quarantine is all about preparation – loo roll, tinned tomatoes, industrial quantities of chocolate biscuits... With our simple Wound Care Routine, you can also prepare to take care of most wounds at home. 
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The Living Room

Sat on sofa applying a plaster to an injured toe

 

Has the living room become the centre of your whole life during quarantine? Has it changed from a relaxation space, to the place you spend the majority of your day? Work and play, up and down, good and bad.

Watching movies and listening to your favourite records aren’t obviously extreme sports, fraught with danger, but even while you’re taking it easy, little mishaps can happen. It’s simply impossible to avoid some small cuts and grazes, so make sure to have a well-stocked first aid kit at home. 

While you’re preparing for the next zoom call, considering your quarantine playlist or reading list, spare a little thought for the perfect medicine cabinet. If you’re wondering what it should contain, here is our suggestion.
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The Hansaplast Wound Care Routine

Happy couple preparing food in kitchen

 

  1. Cleanse: A clean and cleansed wound is the first step to optimal healing. Cleanse your wound from dirt, bacteria and visible particles with the Hansaplast Wound Spray to prevent infections. 
  2. Protect: The second step is to protect your wound from dirt and bacteria to enable undisturbed healing. Cover your wound with a plaster, sterile wound dressing or compress from Hansaplast.
  3. Heal: In a third step, you can help your wound to heal safely, fast and with a lower risk of scarring. Apply the Hansaplast Wound Healing Ointment each time you put on a new plaster, or until the wound has healed completely. 

A little consideration and preparation goes a long way and with the Hansaplast Wound Care Routine and product range, your worries are answered with simple solutions. But have you considered the specific safety questions asked by the different rooms of the house? The couch, the kitchen or the imaginary fairy tale castle in the kids’ playroom?

There are a range of different treatments to be aware of, so you’re safe in every room.
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The Kitchen

Man holding child while cooking

 

The kitchen is often the hub of the home – food brings people together. However, alongside the fun and games, the shared smiles and stories, someone is probably trying to concentrate on cooking – that means heat, sharp edges, slippery surfaces and maybe alcohol – just for the recipe of course. 


Simply, accidents can happen. You can take all the care in the world and still find yourself crying over spilled milk. However, if you’re well prepared, you can stay safe and focus on enjoying family time and full stomach.

Following our advised Wound Care Routine and having appropriate treatments to hand could save your meal – remember your first aid kit when you’re doing your ‘mise en place.’ To keep your concentration on the food rather than your wound, you’ll need treatments which can handle all the water and steam, all the chopping and stirring. The Hansaplast Universal plaster is perfect for your family of diners, but the moisture and movement unavoidable in cooking means the chef needs a truly kitchen-proof treatment.

 

 
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The Kids’ Playroom

Father with daughter on his shoulders

 

Investing in quality time with your family is exactly the kind of bright-shining silver-lining you might need to get through the potential hardship of the Covid-19 pandemic. It would be a terrible shame to let it be ruined by a silly little accident – a grazed knee from a trip amongst the building blocks or a trapped finger in the dressing-up box.

Follow Hansaplast Wound Care Routine and your children will be able to get back to their fun in no time. The Hansaplast Kids Plasters is perfect for protecting most wounds – you might just find your children inventing imaginary injuries, so they get to see the next cool design… Frozen or Marvel?
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The Balcony

Young woman gardening herbs on her balcony

 

As city parks close and we’re shut into our homes, the craving for outside space – especially with the teasing arrival of the Spring sunshine - means many of us are balcony-bound or drawn to our gardens. Are you taking on a new DIY project, sprucing and shining your balcony into a haven? Are you getting busy with your green fingers, curating the perfect herb garden? 

Wherever you’re relaxing outside, remember, the lower your guard drops, the more open you are to little scrapes and scratches which might ruin your relaxation.

Though the balcony is at home – you are still outside! This sounds unspeakably obvious, but the implications to keep in mind are important: if you do have a mishap, the risk of infection is high, and requires appropriate treatment.

The Wound Care Routine is the perfect starting point for dealing with small wounds you sustain. However, if you’re doing little bits of manual labour on your balcony or out in your garden, you’ll need to be extra careful to cleanse the wound with Hansaplast Wound Spray and use a tough Hansaplast Extra Robust Plaster or an elastic Hansaplast Finger Strip to properly protect the area so you can carry on with your work. 

 

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Life Goes On

Young woman cuddling pet dog

 

Time at home might seem like the perfect opportunity to relax in peace. However, quarantine means isolation and that brings a range of new challenges – especially if little accidents get in the way of your DIY plans and cooking practice. We’re here to help with advice and treatments for small injuries so you can focus on your life, not your wounds.

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Always see a doctor if the wound is deep, bleeds heavily or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth. Please note that, although they were compiled with great care, the tips and advice given on this website by no means substitute medical advice and treatment. If you have or suspect a health problem, consult a doctor and follow medical advice, regardless of what you have learned on this website. Always read carefully and follow the instructions for use or the leaflets of our products.
For further information, please contact us via email at Hansaplast@Beiersdorf.com