Sterile Compress

Gauze pads for cleansing and covering wounds

  • 100% cotton
  • Highly absorbent and breathable
  • Cut edges folded in, without loose threads
  • Comes in a sterile pouch of two compresses
  • Dermatologically approved*

     *Skin compatibility dermatologically approved
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Hansaplast Sterile Compress

Sterile Compresses are home first-aid kit essentials and are recommended by the World Health Organisation and Red Cross. Hansaplast Sterile Compress is ideal for use immediately after an accident. Designed for cleansing and covering of medium to larger everyday wounds like scratches, cuts, grazes, burns and lacerations. The extra large 10cm X 10cm Sterile Compress comes packaged in a sterile pouch of two compresses. 

This compress is not only ideal for treatment of an acute wound in an emergency, but also for sterile treatment after surgery. The compress is suitable for use with wound antiseptics or wound healing ointments and creams.

The Sterile Compress can be folded or unfolded depending on the size of the wound – neat folded edges ensure that the compress can be used opened up or unfolded without loose edge threads. A folded compress can offer extra cushioning to smaller wounds.

Hansaplast Sterile Compress is highly absorbent and breathable. It’s suitable for sensitive skin and is manufactured in accordance with EN 14079 specification.

Directions of use

Cleansing the wound from dirt and bacteria is an essential first step to enable optimal healing. To prevent wound infections, spray the Hansaplast Wound Spray from a distance of approximately 10 cm onto the entire wound area. Repeat if necessary, then gently dry the wound and surrounding skin area with a sterile compress. 

Important: A minor wound will soon stop bleeding. If it continues, apply more gauze pads, keep pressure on the wound and seek medical advice.

 

Next, it’s important to protect the wound from external influences like dirt and bacteria to enable undisturbed healing. Apply the compress and fix it using Hansaplast Fixation tape, Wide Area Fixation, Elastic Fixation Bandage or Cohesive Bandage. Change the dressing daily unless you’ve been recommended to do otherwise by your doctor. You might find this wound dressing know-how article useful.

 

Help your wound heal safely, quickly and with a lower risk of scarring. Apply Hansaplast Wound Healing Ointment daily until your wound has healed completely. Carefully apply a thin film one to two times per day. Make sure the opening of the tube does not get in contact with your wound. Repeat regularly until the healing is completed. The Hansaplast Wound Healing Ointment can be used on open minor superficial wounds and at any stage of the healing process. If necessary, cover the wound with a plaster, dressing or compress. If your wound is post-operative, please consider that step optionally and only when your wound is closed. 

 

Product  Type  Size  Quantity
Sterile Compress
10 Pieces

 

10m x 10cm 10 Pieces
(5x2 pieces)
Sterile Compress
50 Pieces
 
 10m x 10cm 50 Pieces
(25x2 pieces)
1. How often should I change the dressing?
It’s important that decisions on how often to change a wound dressing are based on the wound severity, i.e. wound dressing should be changed before the fluids start to soak through or you feel uncomfortable. For postoperative wound treatment, please, follow the advice of your health professional.
2. Is it better to let small wounds dry in the fresh air instead of putting on a bandage?
It is one of the wound care myths that keeping minor cuts and grazes uncovered and exposed to air helps them to heal faster. The contrary is true! Research shows that covered wounds heal more efficiently and have a reduced risk of infection. Hansaplast products provide protection until the wound is completely healed.
3. When should I consult a doctor?

We recommend contacting a medical professional under the following circumstances:

  • if the wound is deep and causing major bleeding 
  • if the wound shows signs of infection such as redness, warmth, pain and swelling 
  • if there are embedded foreign objects in it 
  • in case of animal or human bites 
  • if the wound is in the area of the face 
  • if there is insufficient tetanus vaccination 
  • and of course always when you have questions or are uncertain.
4. What if my wound gets infected and suppurates?
You should contact a medical professional if you recognize signs of infection. This is not only the occurrence of pus but also swelling, redness, heat, pain, itching or burning. In case of infection the wound will need medical care and special medical treatment.
5. Why do I have to place an extra pad or dressing under the bandage when I have a wound?
The cohesive bandage does not contain a wound pad which is necessary to absorb blood and wound exudate and to ensure that the wound area is cushioned and hygienically protected. Thus, a wound should first be covered with a wound pad or dressing which then can be fixed with the cohesive bandage.
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