Leukoplast - First Aid Dressings


Leukoplast® History

Launched in 1901 and the world’s first white zinc oxide rubber plaster. Leukoplast has been committed to serving the needs of hospitals and healthcare professionals for over a century and has become one of the world’s most trusted brands.

Today, Leukoplast is transferring this wealth of knowledge and experience into first aid and wound care solutions to self-treat at home. Leukoplast now offers a whole range of first aid dressings for professional everyday wound care.

Appropriate treatment helps wounds to heal

Is the wound deep? Can the edges be brought together? Are there any signs of infection? The way you treat a wound can potentially depend on such factors.

All wounds have the potential to be different and should be treated according to its individual requirements.

Cuts and Grazes

A small cut or graze will normally heal easily with little complication. At first, a cut or graze will bleed, this will lesson and generally stop with little intervention required.

Objects such as gravel or dirt require careful removal prior to healing. If foreign objects are left, healing will take longer.

Recommended Treatment Options - depending on the need, choose from the following:



A laceration can be defined as a deep cut or tear in the skin, the size or depth can vary.

Lacerations can bleed profoundly and you may need to use a dressing and a bandage (which is known as a pressure pad) to help slow down the bleeding.

Recommended Treatment Options - depending on the need, choose from the following:

Leukoplast Leukosan Strips are ideal for closing lacerations and other cut like wounds.

They can be used on their own or with an absorbent dressing.

Minor Burns and Scalds

Burns are caused from dry heat such as an iron or fire.

Scalds are caused by wet heat such as hot water or steam.

Burns and scalds can be very painful and can cause:

  • Peeling skin
  • Red skin
  • Blisters
  • Swelling
  • White or charred skin

Recommended Treatment Options - depending on the need, choose from the following:

Cuticell Classic is used as a primary wound contact layer in the treatment of exuding wounds such as minor burns and scalds


Blisters are small pockets of fluid that usually form in the upper layers of the skin.

Fluid in a blister can serve as a cushion to protect tissues from further damage, allowing the blister to heal.

Blisters can be filled with the following fluid:

  • Clear fluid known as serous (yellow straw like appearance)
  • Blood (blood blisters)
  • Pus, which can form in the blister if infection has developed

Blisters will mostly heal without medical care within three to seven days.

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