Best Latex-Free Plasters
Friday, 26 April 2019
Latex allergies are common – frustratingly most common among those of us who come into contact with it more regularly. But avoiding latex doesn't have to mean limiting the quality of your plasters: we've put together this guide to the Best Latex-Free Plasters.
Who Needs to Use Latex-Free Plasters?
Many people have a mild allergy to the proteins in latex. This can result in a variety of symptoms, but most commonly it causes skin irritation, such as redness, itching and swelling. Since latex-free plasters are generally fabric based, some people use them for other benefits, such as a natural give that supports moving body parts and a more breathable structure to prevent skin-maceration from trapped moisture.
What Features Can Be Found in Latex-Free Plasters?
Latex-free plasters can hold a broad range of attributes to make them superior to conventional latex plasters:
Why Does Latex Cause Allergic Reactions?
Latex is made from the sap of rubber trees. It therefore contains a mixture organic proteins, sugars and water. Some people's immune systems identify these proteins as a threat, which triggers a hypersensitive reaction. This is particularly prevalent in people who spend long periods in contact with latex.
We stock all these plasters in a variety of shapes and sizes, and in a variety of pack sizes:
I Need Plasters That Are Waterproof
Dependaplast Washproof Plasters
The Dependaplast Washproof Plasters are an excellent choice if you expect to come into contact with water. Unlike standard plasters, which lose adhesion when they get wet, the low allergy adhesive of these plasters is not broken down by water. It is also lightweight and breathable to keep your skin as healthy as possible beneath the plaster
I Want Plasters with Extra Firm Adhesive
Dependaplast Advanced Fabric Plasters
The Dependaplast Advanced Fabric Plasters feature an exceptionally strong, low allergy adhesive for the most sturdy fit possible. The breathable fabric has been coated in a hydrophobic polymer in order to help it resist water. At the same time it remains stretchy and breathable, to provide the most comfortable close fit possible to even awkward joints and creases.
I'm Looking for the Most Durable Plasters
Dependaplast Traditional Heavyweight Fabric Plasters
The Dependaplast Traditional Heavyweight Plasters are traditional style plasters that hark back to before the introduction of latex plasters with their robust and cushioning fabric protection. They are not, however, outdated and their latex-free adhesive is perfect for sensitive skin. These heavyweight plasters are equipped to protect your wound from being re-exposed to dirt or bacteria.
I Need Plasters That Meet Food Safety Standards
Dependaplast Advanced Blue Plasters
The Dependaplast Advanced Blue Plasters have been developed to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Act (1990). They are built from a sturdy blue material and contain an aluminium strip to allow them to be identified by metal detectors in food processing facilities. Their latex-free adhesive is firm without leaving behind marks or residue.
I Need the Most Gentle Plasters Possible
Dependaplast Multi-Soft Plasters
The Dependaplast Multi-Soft Plasters are premium plasters designed to be as gentle on skin as possible. They feature high tech acrylic adhesives which are hypoallergenic and soft-skin friendly. The wound contact pad is extra soft to guarantee protect your skin in the least invasive way possible and the stretchy material makes a close, comfortable fit easy.