Wound Care Routine at Home Stay Home, Stay Safe - Hansaplast India
A safe space
The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 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, clean your wounds, cover them up and carry on.
Quarantine is all about preparation, whether it’s loo rolls, canned tomatoes or industrial quantities of chocolate biscuits... and with our simple Wound Care Routine, you can also prepare to take care of most wounds at home.
- Cleanse: A clean and cleansed wound is the first step to optimal healing. Cleanse your wound of dirt, bacteria and visible particles.
- Protect: The second step is to protect your wound from dirt and bacteria to enable undisturbed healing. Cover your wound with a plaster from Hansaplast.
- Heal: In the third step, you can help your wound heal safely and faster. Change the Hansaplast plaster daily to ensure the wound is well protected to enable faster healing
A little consideration and preparation go a long way and, with the Routine and product range, your worries are answered with simple solutions. But have you considered the specific safety questions posed 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.
The Living Room
Has the living room become the centre of your whole life during quarantine? Has it changed from a space for relaxation to the place you spend the majority of your day? Where you work and play, moods go up and down and things happen, both good and bad.
Watching movies and listening to your favourite records aren’t obviously extreme sports that are 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 adding to your reading list, spare a little thought for the perfect medicine cabinet. If you’re wondering what it should contain, here is our suggestion – Hansaplast My Handy Kit.
The kitchen is often the hub of the home – food really brings people together! However, alongside the fun and games, the shared smiles and stories, someone is probably trying to concentrate on cooking and that means heat, sharp edges, slippery surfaces and maybe alcohol – just for the recipe of course!
Simply put, accidents can happen. You can take all the care in the world and still find yourself crying over spilt milk. However, if you’re well prepared, you can stay safe, focus on enjoying family time and have a full stomach.
Following our advised and having appropriate treatments within arm’s reach could save your meal; remember to keep your first aid kit handy when you’re taking care of the ‘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 and the chopping and stirring. The moisture and movement unavoidable in cooking means the chef needs a truly kitchen-proof treatment.
- Hansaplast Spot Plasters are perfectly shaped for smaller nicks, so they’ll stay in place while you keep up the hard work.
- Hansaplast Washproof Plasters are waterproof, so they can hold on while you’re washing the ingredients or your hands.
The Kids’ Playroom
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, like a grazed knee from tripping over the building blocks or a trapped finger in the dress-up box.
Follow the Hansaplast Wound Care Routine and your children will be able to get back to their fun in no time. The Hansaplast Kids Plaster is perfect for protecting most wounds – you might just find your children inventing imaginary injuries, so they get to see the next cool design.
As city parks close and we’re shut inside our homes, the craving for the outdoors – especially with the teasing arrival of the Spring sunshine – means that many of us are balcony-bound or drawn to our gardens. Are you taking on a new DIY project, sprucing up and shining your balcony into a haven? Are you getting busy with your green fingers, curating the perfect herb garden?
When you’re relaxing outside, remember that the lower your guard drops, the more prone you are to little scrapes and scratches which might ruin your relaxation.
Though the balcony is at home – you are still outside! This might seem 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 may 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 and use a Hansaplast Extra Patch Plaster to properly protect the area so you can carry on with your work.
Life Goes On
Time at home might seem like the perfect opportunity to kick back and relax. However, quarantine means isolation and that brings with it 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 treatments for small injuries so you can focus on your life, not on your wounds.