“ Brand: Boots / Type: Cushioned Plasters / Dosage Form: Plasters „
At the beginning of this summer, I bought lovely heels and wedges to wear everyday. They are one of those 'comfortable' heels (well as comfortable as heels can be anyway). When I tried them out in the shoe shop, they feel really nice and doesn't hurt at all. So I decided to walk to town centre the next day in the wedges I bought; this was a disaster and by the time I got to the town centre after walking for 20 minutes, I have blisters on my toes and the back of my feet. I was in agony and I had to rush into Boots to buy emergency plasters so that I can at least walk to the bus stop to go home.
Luckily, during that time Boots was doing promotions on plasters and they were being sold for 3 for 2. I saw these cushioned plasters and thought they would be perfect to cushion my toes until I get home. I bought this cushioned pack, the clear plaster pack and the fabric pack for a little over £ 4.00. To be honest, at that time I would pay any money to make the pain go away from my toes.
This pharmaceutical cushioned pasters from Boots come in an assorted pack of 20, and each pack is sold for £ 2.05. This is not cheap but it is not expensive either considering the good quality of the plasters. Each pack has four big plasters (size 30 mm x 72 mm) and 16 medium sized plasters ( 19 mm x 72 mm). They are white in colour and the cushion is really soft and helps me walk to the bus stop in the dreaded wedges.
However, these cushioned plasters come in handy in more ways than one. When I got home, I had a good look at my wedges and I found the problem which is that the plastic band holding my toes in place. The plastic rubs against the skin of my toes and blister the area, so I decided to stick this cushioned plaster underneath the plastic band of the wedge to prevent the friction. Since this cushioned plaster has a smooth surface, it doesn't rub against my skin at all.
I have to say this is one of the few times where my quirky improvisation has come to fruitation. Since I had stuck the plaster underneath the plastic band of my wedges, I have been walking around in them throughout the summer without feeling the pain or blisters. These plasters are also waterproof and durable, and I can attest to this. I haven't had the need to change the plasters since I have first stuck them underneath the plastic band and the plasters are still in place.
All in all, I have managed to find more than one use for these Boots cushioned plasters. I am very pleased with the quality. Being able to walk in heels/wedges in minimal pain is a miracle for any fashion-conscious ladies and I have to say these plasters work wonders on my feet.
Thank you for reading and reviewing. :) x
I always like to have plasters in the house, nothing more annoying than cutting yourself and being unable to find a plaster, have to use some toilet roll or something to stem the bleeding.
I don't think I have ever really bought branded plasters, don't see the point really for something your going to wear for a day at most and then bin. I usually go for shops own brand plasters, whether that be the supermarket or boots I try and make sure I always have a box kicking about the house/
These boots cushioned plasters come in a green cardboard box and area available in most boots stores and online. They come in a pack of 20 assorted sizes, 16 that measure 19mm x 72mm and 4 that measure 30mm x 72mm. The plasters are all individually wrapped so they are easy to apply. The boots range also do clear plasters and waterproof plasters if that is more what you are after.
The plasters themselves are nice and cushioned without being too bulky. I find these especially useful for cuts or injuries somewhere they might get rubbed, such as on your feet or round the waistband of your trousers, the padded bit of the plaster gives the area more protecting. I have sometimes even used the plasters proactively if I am wearing shoes that rub.
Overall I would recommend these plasters, especially if you are looking for plasters with a bit of padding. They currently cost around £2 in boots for a pack which I think is a great deal.
We always have a stock of plasters around our house and I think just about every medicine cabinet should. For me I think its important to cover a wound if you then need to prepare food or do anything that needs the wound to be hygienic so plasters are a great way of covering all your cuts and scrapes.
I don't believe in paying too much for plasters and so these plasters from Boots hit the price point just right I think at £2.29 for a pack of 20. These plasters are not very big but are just the right size for hands, knees and elbows which I find are the places I use these plasters the most. I think these plasters are the perfect material for these body parts as they bend and the fabric of these plasters basically moulds over the skin and stretches with it so the plaster does not come unstuck or get all bunched up which then renders it pretty useless.
These plasters are latex free. Now, latex is not a problem for me but I know people who are allergic to it and so it's nice to know that these plasters will not cause irritation. They are also cushioned plasters which means that they have a foam backing to absorb knocks which is actually nice when you have a nasty wound in a very common place and this always seem to be the spot on your body that you keep knocking, and probably one of the reasons why it got hurt in the first place. The plasters are wash proof although I find after a day or two you need to replace it as its inevitable that some water will get to it if you have used it on your hands.
In the box of 20 plasters you will find 16 - 19mm x 72mm plasters and 4 - 30mm x 72mm and in my opinion are handy plasters to have around.
During a recent trip away, my other half and I went out for a romantic meal one night, and as it had been a while since I'd got "dressed up" for anything, I forgot how agonisingly painful my favourite heels were. I ended up barely being able to walk which meant I must have been staggering round looking like I'd had far too much to drink, whereas in reality I was just trying not to be a big baby about a few blisters on my heels, which, lets face it are hardly the biggest pain you could experience!
When we got in, the shoes got kicked off and I had blisters on two of my toes and big red sores on my heels (the romantic night out didn't end quite so romantically as I thrust my feet in his face saying "Look, this is why I don't wear heels more often")
Whilst we were out the next day, we popped into Boots to pick some plasters up. Although we're usually quite tight with money, when it comes to things like pain relief we tend to just pick the best product for the job, and my other half suggested these plasters because it said they were cushioned and he thought this would be good for my heels so my trainers didn't rub on the sore bit.
The plasters cost £2.29 for a box of 20. Although they're not the cheapest plasters in the world they are certainly more effective than the cheaper ones you can get and they're good value for money because they stay on for longer so you're not wasting them. The plasters are cushioned, waterproof, and latex-free (hypoallergenic).
The box is green with a picture of the plasters on the front. The plasters are white in colour rather than skin coloured, so this is worth bearing in mind if they're going on your hands or fingers as they do stand out a bit. As it was, they were going straight on my feet and being covered in socks so I wouldn't have minded if they were purple with orange stripes. The plaster has a foam backing which is what makes them white, and also what gives them their cushioning.
The box tells us that it contains 20 assorted plasters. In actual fact, what it actually means is it contains 4 slightly larger plasters (30mm x 72mm), and 16 standard finger strip sized plasters (19mm x 72mm). When I need plasters, it's very rare I need anything other than the usual standard shape and size, so the assortment in boxes doesn't really bother me, but if you prefer a variety of different shapes and sizes this is something to be aware of.
Inside, the plasters are sealed in separate wrappers, but then attached to each other. They're easy to peel open, and the back comes off the plaster easily. I found these plasters to have excellent staying power. Although they were on my feet so not constantly being exposed to anything, they withstood a good few showers before starting to peel. In my experience this is unusual because I usually find as soon as you have a shower or you're tossing and turning in bed, plasters usually come off straight away. I did change them every couple of days for hygiene reasons obviously, but at least they weren't coming off every couple of hours, and I didn't have that horrible stinging sensation you sometimes get when you're in the shower and water gets into a cut/sore.
The cushioning on these plasters is very effective, and ideal for heel blisters. It meant that once the plasters were in place, I just had to put my socks on and the blisters were protected from any further damage. The plasters feel nice and thick because of the cushioning, so they're good for more serious or deeper cuts which need a bit more protection from knocks.
I would have no hesitation in recommending these plasters, especially for anyone with sensitive skin, or if you have a cut that needs protecting from water or knocks. These are definitely worth paying a little bit more.